Perfection Quotes and Sayings

I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.
– Shelby Foote

Don’t let perfect be enemy of the good.

Never judge me, I am born to be awesome (not perfect)!!

Submitted by: Tanvi Sethi on April 29, 2018

Once you say that you are perfect, it actually means you are dead, because you are killing the opportunity to improve and grow.

Submitted by: RVM on October 14, 2017

I’m sorry I couldn’t reach your expectations and I’m sorry I didn’t turn out to be the perfect daughter you wanted but guess what, mom? I turned out to be the best person I could be and the best person I never thought I could become. And if that isn’t good enough for you then I don’t know what is.

Submitted by: Sherley Hernandez on June 10, 2017

I may not be perfect but at least I’m real. That’s good enough for me. I don’t have to impress anyone. And I definitely don’t have to reach perfection. This is me. Deal with it.

Submitted by: Tory Simpson on April 15, 2017

Perfection isn’t something you feel or do. Perfection isn’t beauty or pain. Perfection is believing in you. Perfection is knowing that what was once lost can be gained. Perfection is not getting an A+ on your exams. Hold on to your memories because life has a whole bunch else in store.

Submitted by: @KimCoffee on March 29, 2017

Perfection is not a myth. It can be achieved. But, only if we can accept, that we all are imperfect.

Submitted by: Manu on March 28, 2017

There would be no need for love if perfection were possible. Love arises from our imperfection, from our being different and always in need of the forgiveness, encouragement and that missing half of ourselves that we are searching for, as the Greek myth tells us, in order to complete ourselves.
– Eugene Kennedy

Perfection does not exist – you can always do better and you can always grow.
– Les Brown

The safest principle through life, instead of reforming others, is to set about perfecting yourself.
– B. R. Haydon

Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it’s about earning approval and acceptance.
– Brene Brown

Three problems with trying to be perfect: It’s unachievable; it won’t retroactively resolve your childhood issues; and, everyone resents “perfect” people.
Alan Robert Neal

Is it possible? Is it possible to improve on perfection?
Leonardo DiCaprio(The Quick and The Dead)

Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children.
Sylvia Plath


Strive for excellence, not perfection, because we don’t live in a perfect world.
Joyce Meyer

I don’t know a perfect person, I only know flawed people who are worth loving.

Submitted by: Tiela Selepe on November 10, 2015

Sometimes people carry to such perfection the mask they have assumed that in due course they actually become the person they seem.
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Perfection simply doesn’t exist…Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.
Stephen Hawking

Too many people spend too much time trying to perfect something before they actually do it. Instead of waiting for perfection, run with what you go, and fix it along the way.
– Paul Arden

Persistence. Perfection. Patience. Power. Prioritize your passion. It keeps you sane.
Criss Jami

Strive for progress not perfection.

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
Albert Schweitzer

Remind yourself that it’s okay not to be perfect.

If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.


I’m not a perfect girl. My hair doesn’t always stay in place and I spill things a lot. I’m pretty clumsy and sometimes I have a broken heart. My friends and I sometimes fight and some days nothing goes right. But when I think about it and take a step back I remember how amazing life truly is and that maybe. Just maybe. I like being imperfect!

If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.
Margaret Atwood

The perfect time to start something never arrives.

People say: “Find good people and leave the bad ones.” But I say, find the good in people and ignore the bad in them. Because “No one is perfect”.

Don’t dream of being perfect, work for excellence instead.
Dr T.P.Chia

Submitted by: Ivy Lee on March 7, 2014

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