When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
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.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
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.
Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.
Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.
The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
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
Strive for excellence, not perfection.
The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
The person whose mind is always free from attachment, who has subdued the mind and senses, and who is free from desires, attains the supreme perfection of freedom from Karma through renunciation.
No one attains perfection by merely giving up work.
Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.