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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.

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

Always live up to your standards - by lowering them, if necessary.
~ Mignon McLaughlin Quotes, The Second Neurotic's Notebook, 1966.

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
~ Confucius Quotes.

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole.It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
~ Goethe.

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.

He that will have a perfect brother must resign himself to remain brotherless.
~ Italian Proverb.

He who hath not a dram of folly in his mixture hath pounds of much worse matter in his composition.
~ Charles Lamb.

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands.But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny.
~ Carl Schurz, address, Faneuil Hall, Boston, 1859.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
~ Leonard Cohen.

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

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

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

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