Perfection Quotes and Sayings - Page 7
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
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
– John Ruskin
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.
– David M. Burns
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
– Robert H. Schuller
The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
– George Eliot
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
– William Faulkner
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.
– Doug Larson
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
– John Henry Newman
But things can’t be perfect all the time, that I know, sometimes we just have to let some things go.
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be but before you start pointing fingers…make sure you hands are clean!
– Bob Marley
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