Perfection Quotes

Thomas a kempis - endeavor to be always patient of the faults and...
Friendship is the highest degree of perfection in society.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
Perfection is the enemy of the good.
Gustave Flaubert
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.
Charles de Gaulle
Evolution crawls to imperfection. It ends in extinction.
J. Gregory Keyes, "Babylon 5: Dark Genesis: The Birth of the Psi Corps".

Sidney poitie - we all suffer from the preoccupation that there...
The summer night is like a perfection of thought.
Wallace Stevens
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
W. Somerset Maugham
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Dr. David M. Burns
In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.
Bryant McGill, Stanford Lectures on Poetry, 1990
Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns
Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.
E. C. Stedman
Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education.
Burk Hudson
Chuck palahniuk, fight clu - a minute of perfection was worth the effort. a...
While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at.
Oscar Wilde
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
Thomas Huxley
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
George Will
Trifles go to make perfection, And perfection is no trifle.
Michelangelo Buonarroti
Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. Yet they were accomplished, somehow, all the same.
Lois McMaster Bujold, Mirror Dance, 1994, p. 287
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
Richard Whately
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint - Exupery
Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul.
Pythagorus
The humorous man recognizes that absolute purity, absolute justice, absolute logic and perfection are beyond human achievement and that men have been able to live happily for thousands of years in a state of genial frailty.
Brooks Atkinson
Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others for thou has many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou are not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will?
Thomas a Kempis
Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
William Law
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering you own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - Every day begin the task anew.
Saint Francis de Sales
The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much about it. For 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, Eminent Victorians (1918)
I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves.
Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
Nature has perfection, in order to show that she is the image of God and defects, to show that she is only his image.
Blaise Pascal
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle
Perfection can be achieved by no one, because perfection is achieved from faults - Yet faults tear away the perfection in you.
Mary Ross
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Eugene Delacroix
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
Kahlil Gibran
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
La Bruyere
History balances the frustration of how far we have to go with the satisfaction of how far we have come. It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time.
Lewis F. Powell, Jr.
But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.
William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece Ver. 124
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.
Hazlitt
The chimerical pursuit of perfection is always linked to some important deficiency, frequently the inability to love.
Bernard Grasset