Perfection Quotes and Sayings - Page 7
Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
- Joseph Addison
No one is perfect… That’s why pencils have erasers.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
- Anna Quindlen
True love does not come by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
- William Ellery Channing
Only mediocrity can be trusted to be always at its best.
- Max Beerbohm
The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.
- Oscar Wilde
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
- Matthew Arnold
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfection.
- Saint Augustine
No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
- Salvador Dalí
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
- William Law
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
- Josh Billings
The principal mark of a genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
- Arthur Koestler
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
- Dante Alighieri
The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.
- Oscar Wilde
If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.
- Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint- Exupery
I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is…the higher achievement.
- Lois McMaster Bujold
Perfection is the child of time.
- Joseph Hall
Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.
- Wayne Dyer
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
- Thomas Carlyle
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
- Baruch Spinoza
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
- Rene Descartes