Perfection Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Perfection

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And I deal with all that by being like a perfectionist. But that's okay.
~By Jennifer Lopez ~


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


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


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


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 ~


All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
~By William Faulkner ~


I'm a perfectionist.
~By Natalie Imbruglia ~


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


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


As you begin your tour of the United States, you may as well know that one American national trait which irritates many Americans and must be convenient for our critics is that we relentlessly advertise our imperfections.
~By Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. ~


Mathematics as an expression of the human mind reflects the active will, the contemplative reason, and the desire for aesthetic perfection. Its basic elements are logic and intuition, analysis and construction, generality and individuality.
~By Richard Courant ~


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 torrent of centuries rolling over the human race, has continually brought new perfections, the cause of which, ever active though unseen, is found in the demands made by our senses, which always in their turns demand to be occupied.
~By Jean Anthelme Brillat Savarin ~


Be a perfectionist.
~By Ken Follett ~


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


I'm a different person off the court than I am on the court, where I'm very competitive, a perfectionist, and I can be hard on myself sometimes. Off the court, nothing really bothers me. I'm easy-going.
~By Mary Pierce ~


God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.
~By Alfred Adler ~


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 ~


A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.
~By Patti LaBelle ~


Perfectionists are their own devils.
~By Jack Kirby ~


Choose silence of all virtues, for by it you hear other men's imperfections, and conceal your own.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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 ~


People often called us perfectionists, but we were not looking for perfection. We were looking for some kind of magic in the music.
~By Paul Simon ~


Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.
~By Hugh Mackay ~


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


That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.
~By Marcus Fabius Quintilian ~


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


Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
~By Henri Frederic Amiel ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
~By Herman Hesse ~


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


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 ~


Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.
~By River Phoenix ~


A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
~By Chuck Palahniuk ~


It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


Style is the perfection of a point of view.
~By Richard Eberhart ~


When you work on your own life, you are less likely to hyper focus on the imperfections of your husband.
~By Martha Quinn ~


Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


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


The fastest way to break the cycle of perfectionism and become a fearless is mother is to give up the idea of doing it perfectly - indeed to embrace uncertainty and imperfection.
~By Arianna Huffington ~


The heart of the jealous knows the best and most satisfying love, that of the other's bed, where the rival perfects the lover's imperfections.
~By Djuna Barnes ~


If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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


I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people.
~By Dick Dale ~


I'm a perfectionist, which I think is a mistake.
~By Michelle Shocked ~


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 ~


Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.
~By James Cash Penney ~


My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection.
~By Michael Jackson ~


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 ~


Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
~By Walter Scott ~


The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.
~By William Hurt ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


The true picture of life as it is, if it could be adequately painted, would show men what they are, and how they might rise, not, indeed to perfection, but one step first, and then another on the ladder.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.
~By Reinhold Niebuhr ~


There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.
~By Josef Skvorecky ~


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 ~


If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
~By Epictetus ~


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


But democracy isn't a state of perfection. It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
~By Aiden Wilson Tozer ~


Love is the bond of perfection.
~By John Winthrop ~


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 ~


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 ~


You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings.
~By Nicolas Malebranche ~


We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection. It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past: it creates a new generation of coding bums.
~By Edsger Dijkstra ~


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 ~


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


This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
~By Saint Augustine ~


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


It is absurd to look for perfection.
~By Camille Pissarro ~


A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
~By Pir Vilayat Khan ~


Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


I'm a perfectionist, and I always think that I can do better what I have done, even if it's good.
~By Luciano Pavarotti ~


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 ~


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


All imperfection is easier to tolerate if served up in small doses.
~By Wislawa Szymborska ~


In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection of all love towards our neighbor.
~By William Ames ~


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


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


Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.
~By Richard Bach ~


I was made to be a perfectionist at everything I did. Everything was more important than what I wanted.
~By Dennis Quaid ~


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 ~


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 ~


A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
~By Antoine de Saint-Exupery ~


To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


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


With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
~By Adam Jones ~

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October 20 ,2021
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