Perfection Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Perfection

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But I think Steve's main contribution besides just the pure leadership is his passion for excellence. He's a perfectionist. Good enough isn't good enough. And also his creative spirit. You know he really, really wants to do something great.
~By Andy Hertzfeld ~


My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
~By Maurice Ravel ~


I'm a perfectionist, so I can drive myself mad - and other people, too. At the same time, I think that's one of the reasons I'm successful. Because I really care about what I do.
~By Michelle Pfeiffer ~


I'm a perfectionist. I need to be needed. I need to do things for a man. But I don't need to do them as much, these days.
~By Jacqueline Bisset ~


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


My ambition is peace and perfection.
~By DeForest Kelley ~


I'm chasing perfection.
~By Kobe Bryant ~


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


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


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


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 ~


A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


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


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 ~


Perfectionists are their own devils.
~By Jack Kirby ~


It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


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 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 ~


Whence it follows that God is absolutely perfect, since perfection is nothing but magnitude of positive reality, in the strict sense, setting aside the limits or bounds in things which are limited.
~By Gottfried Leibniz ~


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 ~


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


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


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


Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
~By Dennis Prager ~


That is what great athletes can do: they give us a model of striving for human perfection.
~By Armstrong Williams ~


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


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 ~


Perfection does not consist in any singular state or condition of life, or in any particular set of duties, but in holy and religious conduct of ourselves in every state of Life.
~By William Law ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
~By Michael J. Fox ~


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


Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.
~By Antonio Tabucchi ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By Richard Whately ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
~By Melinda M. Marshall ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


On the contrary, I'm a strong believer in the necessity of imperfection coming into the film.
~By Walter Salles ~


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


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 ~


As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
~By Ernst Fischer ~


Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing.
~By Kevyn Aucoin ~


It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


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 ~


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


Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
~By Michelangelo ~


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 ~


So slowly in my mind formed the idea of melodrama, a form I found to perfection in American pictures. They were naive, they were that something completely different. They were completely Art-less.
~By Douglas Sirk ~


This perfection is the restoration of man to the state of holiness from which he fell, by creating him anew in Christ Jesus, and restoring to him that image and likeness of God which he has lost.
~By Adam Clarke ~


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


The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
~By Jeremy Bentham ~


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 ~


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


For the last 30 years our cinemas have been ruled by science fiction and horror. We've had some very good Fantasy films in that time period, but for my tastes I still haven't seen fantasy done to absolute perfection. That is the hope I have in this project.
~By Harry Knowles ~


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


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 ~


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


The absence of the heavy boot of Europe has preserved to these people the agile walk of the wild animal, while the general simplicity of their lives has given them many other points of physical perfection.
~By John Millington Synge ~


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 ~


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


Lucy is such a perfectionist.
~By Desi Arnaz ~


I am little concerned with beauty or perfection. I don't care for the great centuries. All I care about is life, struggle, intensity.
~By Emile Zola ~


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


The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.
~By Ludwig Bemelmans ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
~By Jerry Moran ~


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


If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia - I couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.
~By Nellie Melba ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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