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Perfection quotes
Perfection
To demand perfection is a sure way to be disappointed in everybody, for you will be bound to think ill of others.

- Monica Fairview
I have been photographing our toilet, that glossy enameled receptacle of extraordinary beauty. Here was every sensuous curve of the human figure divine but minus the imperfections. Never did the Greeks reach a more significant consummation to their culture, and it somehow reminded me, in the glory of its chaste convulsions and in its swelling, sweeping, forward movement of finely progressing contours, of the Victory of Samothrace.

- Weston, Edward
I have always suspected that correctness is the last refuge of those who have nothing to say.

- Wasiman, Friedrich
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.

- Anna Quindlen
Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can't accept your imperfections, that's their fault.

- Dr. David M. Burns
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.

- Channing, William Ellery
PERFECTION, n. An imaginary state of quality distinguished from the actual by an element known as excellence; an attribute of the critic. The editor of an English magazine having received a letter pointing out the erroneous nature of his views and style, and signed "Perfection," promptly wrote at the foot of the letter: "I don't agree with you," and mailed it to Matthew Arnold.

- Ambrose Bierce
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.

- Strachey, Lytton
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.

- Dante Alighieri
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.

- Billings, Josh
You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.

- Heston, Charlton
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.

- Thomas H. Huxley
To sit in judgment of those things which you perceive to be wrong or imperfect is to be one more person who is part of judgment, evil or imperfection.

- Dyer, Wayne
Seek the Infinite, for that alone is Joy unlimited, imperishable, unfailing, self-sustaining, unconditioned, timeless. When you have this joy, human life becomes a paradise; the light, the grace, the power, the perfections of that which is highest in your inner consciousness, appear in your everyday life.

- Omkarananda, Swami
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection --even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano --is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.

- Smith, Logan Pearsall
The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

- Oscar Wilde
One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.

- Epictetus
He is the half part of a blessed man, Left to be finished by such as she; And she a fair divided excellence, Whose fulness of perfection lies in him.

- William Shakespeare
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.

- Wells, H.G.
But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.

- William Shakespeare



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