Perfection Quotes

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

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers

William Somerset Maugham

The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes

Haridas Chaudhuri
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