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Perfection Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Perfection:

A good garden may have some weeds.
~ Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732.

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
~ John Henry Newman.

The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues.You can't separate them.They're wedded.
~ Henry Miller.

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.
~ Author Unknown.

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

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
~ William Faulkner.

Congratulations! You're not perfect! It's ridiculous to want to be perfect anyway. But then, everybody's ridiculous sometimes, except perfect people. You know what perfect is? Perfect is not eating or drinking or talking or moving a muscle or making even the teensiest mistake. Perfect is never doing anything wrong - which means never doing anything at all. Perfect is boring! So you're not perfect! Wonderful!Have fun! Eat things that give you bad breath! Trip over your own shoelaces! Laugh! Let somebody else laugh at you! Perfect people never do any of those things. All they do is sit around and sip weak tea and think about how perfect they are. But they're really not one-hundred-percent perfect anyway. You should see them when they get the hiccups! Phooey! Who needs 'em? You can drink pickle juice and imitate gorillas and do silly dances and sing stupid songs and wear funny hats and be as imperfect as you please and still be a good person. Good people are hard to find nowadays. And they're a lot more fun than perfect people any day of the week.
~ Stephen Manes, Be a Perfect Person in Just Three Days.

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends.
~ Chinese Proverb.

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.
~ Chinese Proverb.

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

It's all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he's perfect.
~ Mae West.

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on.
~ Ed Howe.

No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers.
~ Author Unknown.

One minute was enough, Tyler said, a person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort.A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
~ Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club.

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.
~ William Safire.

Sometimes... when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing.
~ From The TV Show Ally McBeal.

Nothing that is complete breathes.
~ Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943 - Translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin.

Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence.
~ Rosalynn Carter.

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
~ Harriet Braiker.

Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
~ William Shakespeare, King Lear, 1605.

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