Perfection Quotes

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

Eugene Delacroix

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

Oscar Wilde

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.

Unknown

Be intent on the perfection of the present day.

William Law

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Aristotle

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Harriet Braiker

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

George F. Will

Perfectionism is slow death

Hugh Prather

Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?

Alexander III

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.

Winston Churchill

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

George Orwell

In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.

Alice Walker

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

Salvador DalĖ

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.

Richard Bach

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.

Joseph Campbell

The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes

Haridas Chaudhuri

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

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

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

Pythagoras

Perfectionism is not a quest for the best. It is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us that nothing we do will ever be good enough that we should try again.

Julia Cameron

The difficulty is that we try to perfect others before we perfect ourselves

Sri Chinmoy

I've never believed in seeking perfection at the risk of losing everything.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

Girls are apt to imagine noble and enchanting and totally imaginary figures in their own minds; they have fanciful extravagant ideas about men, and sentiment, and life; and then they innocently endow somebody or other with all the perfections for their daydreams, and put their trust in him.

Honor de Balzac

The perfection of any matter, the highest or the lowest, touches on the divine.

Martin Buber

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Updated On : March 14, 2014
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