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The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Ego

Life is not about perfection -
or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have -
for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

 

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
- Agnetha Faltskog

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

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
- Michelangelo

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

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

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
- William Law

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
- Salvador Dali

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perfection is boring.
If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.
- Kevyn Aucoin

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved:
perfection.
- Andrew Vachss

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth,
and unknown to themselves.
- William Hazlitt

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection,
but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else
is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
- Thomas Aquinas

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
- David Herbert Lawrence

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world,
he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
- Josh Billings

That is what great athletes can do: they give us a
model of striving for human perfection.
- Armstrong Williams

Perfection is a trifle dull.
It is not the least of life's ironies that this,
which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming,
is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
- Matthew Arnold

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
- W. Somerset Maugham

It is in this power of saying everything,
and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists.
- John Ruskin

We never taste happiness in perfection,
our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
- Pierre Corneille

Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your
hands the power to create perfection.
- Mark Crispin Miller

People often called us perfectionists,
but we were not looking for perfection.
We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
- Paul Simon

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him
capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

My ambition is peace and perfection.
- DeForest Kelley

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle

Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having
cured myself of using tobacco.
- Emile Zola

That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease,
hints at human imperfection.
Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
- Ben Okri

I came back to performing with a different attitude
about performing and myself.
I wasn't expecting perfection any more,
just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
- Neil Diamond

This is the very perfection of a man,
to find out his own imperfections.
- Saint Augustine

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality,
it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition,
it is imperfect and untrue.
- Benjamin Haydon

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all,
that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
- Richard Bach

Perfection is immutable.
But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
- Owen Feltham

Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life,
or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and
religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
- William Law

With four perfectionists in the band,
we have a hard time reaching perfection.
- Adam Jones

Success is the result of perfection,
hard work,
learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
- Colin Powell

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions
on the point of collapse.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet
never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
- Albert Pike

It seems that the creative faculty and the critical
faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence
exist in each individual of the species,
can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
- Henry Fuseli

My mother's wonderful.
To me she's perfection.
- Michael Jackson

Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
- William Shawn

You know one of the causes of modern despair is the
fact that we have had proposed to us,
from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
- Morris West

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
- George Will

Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian -
ignorance,
which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits,
with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
- Lytton Strachey

The true gourmet, like the true artist,
is one of the unhappiest creatures existent.
His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks:
perfection.
- Ludwig Bemelmans

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance.
It's about meditation and concentration.
You have to use hand and brain.
- Celine Dion

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

Perfection cannot be defined or seen;
it can only be found in your heart.
- Kelly Millar

It's all about perfection, isn't it?
- Keira Knightley

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
- Albrecht Druer

Love is the bond of perfection.
- John Winthrop

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox

Style is the perfection of a point of view.
- Richard Eberhart

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state,
it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection.
No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
- Herman Hesse

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists...
in the loved one, perfection.
- Sidney Poitier

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
- Douglas Horton

Perfection is the child of time.
- Joseph Hall


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