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 :: Famous Quotations Topic: Perfection (56 Quotations)

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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.
~ Joseph Addison

 

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The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
~ Henri Frederic Amiel

 

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Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
~ Angelique Arnauld

 

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

 

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I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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Be ye therefore perfect, eve as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
~ Bible

 

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

 

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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.
~ Thomas Carlyle

 

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

 

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Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.
~ Vicomte De Chateaubriand

 

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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.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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

 

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

 

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The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
~ Dante (Alighieri)

 

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

 

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Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it.
~ Wayne Dyer

 

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The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
~ George Eliot

 

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One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
~ Epictetus

 

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Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.
~ Chris Evert

 

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When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.
~ Geoffrey F. Fisher

 

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