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Perfection
1.

A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.

- Chuck Palahniuk
2.

It is better to excel in any single art than to arrive only at mediocrity in several, so moderate skill in several is to be preferred where one cannot attain to perfection in any.

- Pliny The Younger
3.

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

- Monica Fairview
4.

It is easy to be a moral perfectionist when one is politically unaccountable.

- Robert D. Kaplan
5.

It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it.

- Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
6.

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

- Aristotle
7.

In order to deserve, we must pay our dues and steadily work for perfection. We must relish in struggle, and relinquish pride. We must dispel fear and seek enlightenment. We must shun division and honor love. We must know our hearts and seek to understand others. We must try, live, create, feel, grow and love.

- Bryant McGill
8.

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; she requires the hand of time.

- Voltaire
9.

Perhaps the reader may ask, of what consequence is it whether the author's exact language is preserved or not, provided we have his thought? The answer is, that inaccurate quotation is a sin against truth. It may appear in any particular instance to be a trifle, but perfection consists in small things, and perfection is no trifle.

- Robert W. Shaunon
10.

That which causes us trials shall yield us triumph: and that which make our hearts ache shall fill us with gladness. The only true happiness is to learn, to advance, and to improve: which could not happen unless we had commence with error, ignorance, and imperfection. We must pass through the darkness, to reach the light.

- Pike, Albert
11.

Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.

- Dr. David M. Burns
12.

Nature is a collective idea, and, though its essence exist in each individual of the species, can never in its perfection inhabit a single object.

- Fuseli, Henry
13.

Culture, then, is a study of perfection, and perfection which insists on becoming something rather than in having something, in an inward condition of the mind and spirit, not in an outward set of circumstances.

- Arnold, Matthew
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Look at those thousand birds, and without our Father not one of them shall fall to the ground; and art thou not of more value than many sparrows--thou for whom God sent His Son to die? . . . Ah! my friend, we must look out and around to see what God is like. It is when we persist in turning our eyes inward, and prying curiously over our own imperfections, that we learn to make a god after our own image, and fancy that our own hardness and darkness are the patterns of His light and love.

- Hypatia, chap. xi.
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If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.

- Shaw, George Bernard
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American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.

- W. Somerset Maugham
17.

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.

- Yahl, J.
18.

While one should always study the method of a great artist, one should never imitate his manner. The manner of an artist is essentially individual, the method of an artist is absolutely universal. The first is personality, which no one should copy; the second is perfection, which all should aim at.

- Oscar Wilde
19.

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

- Fischer, Ernst
20.

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.

- Haydon, Benjamin


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