Perfection Quotes and Sayings - Page 7
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
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.