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.


Be intent on the perfection of the present day.

William Law

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


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

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

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


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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