Perfection Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Perfection

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Perfection is the child of time.
~By Joseph Hall ~


Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~


A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.
~By Albert Einstein ~


God is another name for human intelligence raised above all error and imperfection, and extended to all possible truth.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
~By Gustave Flaubert ~


There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
~By Agnetha Faltskog ~


Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.
~By Louis Auchincloss ~


It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
~By Joseph Addison ~


I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.
~By Aaron Sorkin ~


Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?
~By Richard J. Daley ~


Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
~By Celine Dion ~


Learning gives us a fuller conviction of the imperfections of our nature; which one would think, might dispose us to modesty.
~By Jeremy Collier ~


Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
~By James Stephens ~


I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am.
~By Michael Jackson ~


It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


Any person seasoned with a just sense of the imperfections of natural reason, will fly to revealed truth with the greatest avidity.
~By David Hume ~


In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!
~By Edmund Husserl ~


There is nothing in machinery, there is nothing in embankments and railways and iron bridges and engineering devices to oblige them to be ugly. Ugliness is the measure of imperfection.
~By H. G. Wells ~


You know one of the causes of modern despair is the fact that we have had proposed to us, from various quarters, an impossible perfection.
~By Morris West ~


For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life.
~By Richard Rolle ~


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


These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
~By Henri Coanda ~


Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
~By Joyce Maynard ~


Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book.
~By Laurell K. Hamilton ~


Ignorance is the first requisite of the historian - ignorance, which simplifies and clarifies, which selects and omits, with a placid perfection unattainable by the highest art.
~By Lytton Strachey ~


Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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.
~By Julia Cameron ~


Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
~By Bishop Robert South ~


Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
~By Owen Feltham ~


The object of man's worship, whatever it be, will naturally be his standard of perfection. He clothes it with every attribute, belonging, in his view, to a perfect character; and this character he himself endeavors to attain.
~By Simon Greenleaf ~


Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
~By Voltaire ~


As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
~By Roy Barnes ~


Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
~By Albert Pike ~


I have faith in my imperfections!
~By Dana Delany ~


In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted.
~By Jessie Matthews ~


I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
~By Neil Diamond ~


I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person.
~By Wolfgang Hildesheimer ~


Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.
~By Ann Landers ~


Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
~By Salvador Dali ~


Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
~By David Rockefeller ~


The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
~By George Will ~


If kids like a picture book, they're going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed.
~By Mark Haddon ~


Therefore it does not help to sneer at the imperfection of today's reality or to preach absolutes as a daily agenda.
~By Gustav Heinemann ~


A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.
~By Joseph Addison ~


Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.
~By Henry Fuseli ~


The perfection of art is to conceal art.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove. If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
~By Chuck Mangione ~


No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.
~By William Hazlitt ~


I don't want to be perfect, but I do want to be a role model. My mom always tells me that imperfections equal beauty. All of us are imperfect.
~By Miley Cyrus ~


It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.
~By Kathy Mattea ~


Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
~By Saint Francis de Sales ~


The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
~By Arthur Koestler ~


Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
~By Walter Scott ~


The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?
~By Hugh Laurie ~


Perfectionism becomes a badge of honor with you playing the part of the suffering hero.
~By David D. Burns ~


I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
~By Reese Witherspoon ~


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.
~By Samuel McChord Crothers ~


To suppose more than one supreme Source of infinite wisdom, power, and all perfections, is to assert that there is no supreme Being in existence.
~By Adam Clarke ~


Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
~By Benjamin Haydon ~


The pursuit of perfection always implies a definite aristocracy, which is as much a goal of effort as a noble philosophy, an august civil polity or a great art.
~By Ralph A. Cram ~


I'm my own worst critic and I think everyone in the band is a perfectionist.
~By Adam Jones ~


The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
~By Eugene Delacroix ~


Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
~By Martha Graham ~


Classical musicians do this all the time. They want perfection. So they piece things together. Eight bars of this and six bars of that. Glenn Gould said that with a recording he wanted to make perfect versions of pieces.
~By John Abercrombie ~


There is a passion for perfection which you will rarely see fully developed; but you may note this fact, that in successful lives it is never wholly lacking.
~By Bliss Carman ~


But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
~By Niklaus Wirth ~


Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair.
~By Ieyasu Tokugawa ~


Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.
~By William Law ~


When I think of art I think of beauty. Beauty is the mystery of life. It is not in the eye it is in the mind. In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
~By Agnes Martin ~


However, don't let perfectionism become an excuse for never getting started.
~By Marilu Henner ~


Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.
~By C. Northcote Parkinson ~


Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
~By Matthew Arnold ~


So much of our lives is given over to the consideration of our imperfections that there is no time to improve our imaginary virtues. The truth is we only perfect our vices, and man is a worse creature when he dies than he was when he was born.
~By Edward Dahlberg ~


Human nature must have come much nearer perfection than it is now, or will be in many generations, to exclude from such a control prejudice, selfishness, ambition, and injustice.
~By Elihu Root ~


There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life.
~By Charles Buck ~


I mean, I spent 30 years in the world of physical perfection, right? I've known most of the world's most perfect physical specimens over the course of the last 30 years.
~By Jim Lampley ~


We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.
~By Sidney Poitier ~


Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
~By William Shawn ~


I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.
~By Andrew Vachss ~


Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
~By Edward Coke ~


It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.
~By William Ames ~


Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.
~By Maimonides ~


There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.
~By Conrad Hall ~


It's all about perfection, isn't it?
~By Keira Knightley ~


A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
~By Lewis Mumford ~


If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
~By Matthew Fox ~


Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
~By William Ellery Channing ~


To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection of sensuality rarely achieved. Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
~By Jose Bergamin ~


Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your hands the power to create perfection.
~By Mark Crispin Miller ~


The ability to play the clarinet is the ability to overcome the imperfections of the instrument. There's no such thing as a perfect clarinet, never was and never will be.
~By Jack Brymer ~


To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
~By Adam Smith ~


Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
~By Albert Einstein ~


Christ bears with the saints' imperfections; well may the saints one with another.
~By William Gurnall ~


I am pretty tenacious as a perfectionist in terms of getting something right.
~By Garry Shandling ~


Stage is about imperfections and working with them, whether it be from you or the audience.
~By Katherine Moennig ~

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