Perfection Quotes

"The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth."

Oscar Wilde

Our peace and confidence are to be found not in our empirical holiness, not in our progress toward perfection, but in the alien righteousness of Jesus Christ that covers our sinfulness and alone makes us acceptable before a holy God.

Donald Bloesch

Obedience is, indeed, founded on a kind of freedom, else it would become mere subjugation, but that freedom is only granted that obedience may be more perfect; and thus while a measure of license is necessary to exhibit the individual energies of things, the fairness and pleasantness and perfection of them all consist in their restraint.

John Ruskin

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.

Matthew Arnold

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

Ninety feet between the bases is the nearest thing to perfection that man has yet achieved

Red Smith

Ninety feet between home plate and first base may be the closest man has ever come to perfection

Red Smith

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

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.

Bhagavad Gita

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth

Oscar Wilde

The summer night is like a perfection of thought.

Wallace Stevens

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven

Henri Frederic Amiel

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

Eugene Delacroix

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

George F. Will

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


Be intent on the perfection of the present day.

William Law

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.

Oscar Wilde

Perfection itself is imperfection.

Vladimir Horowitz

Civilization will not attain to its perfection until the last stone from the last church falls on the last priest.


The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Arthur Koestler

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

Eugene Delacroix

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

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


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
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