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Perfection Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Perfection are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Related topics: Motivational

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

 

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

Life is not about perfection -
or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have -
for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
- Eugene Delacroix

There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.
- Agnetha Faltskog

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those
who cannot attain it in anything.
- Gustave Flaubert

The perfection of art is to conceal art.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
- Michelangelo

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.
- Michelangelo

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
- William Faulkner

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure
the inner perfection of his own personality.
- Albert Schweitzer

When I think of art I think of beauty.
Beauty is the mystery of life.
It is not in the eye it is in the mind.
In our minds there is awareness of perfection.
- Agnes Martin

The human race is intoxicated with narrow victories,
for life is a string of them like pearls that hit the
floor when the rope breaks,
and roll away in perfection and anarchy.
- Mark Helprin

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions
on the point of collapse.
- C. Northcote Parkinson

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and
perfection of our natures,
is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
- Walter Scott

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.
- Vince Lombardi

Perfection is the child of time.
- Joseph Hall

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.
- Lytton Strachey

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection,
perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Falling short of perfection is a process that just never stops.
- William Shawn

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Complete and total perfection will come about only
when we feel that our perfection is no perfections
as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.
- Sri Chinmoy

APL is a mistake, carried through to perfection.
It is the language of the future for the programming techniques of the past:
it creates a new generation of coding bums.
- Edsger Dijkstra

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.
- Thomas Carlyle

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
- Aristotle

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
- Albrecht Druer

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth,
and unknown to themselves.
- William Hazlitt

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection
of a child's toy made of paper.
- Henri Coanda

Perfection is attained by slow degrees;
it requires the hand of time.
- Voltaire

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power,
vigor, and activity of man's nature.
- Bishop Robert South

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

In contentment and joy are found the height and perfection
of all love towards our neighbor.
- William Ames

Working mothers are just as likely to want to conform
to a standard of perfection and just as likely to suffer
from their failure to meet it as their stay-at-home counterparts.
- Melinda M. Marshall

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.
- River Phoenix

Love is the bond of perfection.
- John Winthrop

Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its
technique requires study and practice.
- James Cash Penney

My mother's wonderful.
To me she's perfection.
- Michael Jackson

Discretion is the perfection of reason,
and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
- Walter Scott

Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing,
which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others,
and is of the utmost consequence.
- William Falconer

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state,
it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.
- Roy Barnes

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

Perfection is immutable.
But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
- Owen Feltham

Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful,
and she really played the role to perfection.
- Julianne Moore

Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions,
but regulates them.
- Thomas Aquinas

Tech Jacket shares the same tone as Invincible,
but the subject matter is very different.
Where Invincible is about perfection,
Tech Jacket is about flaws.
- Robert Kirkman

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

If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia -
I couldn't help it.
It's got to be perfection for me.
- Nellie Melba

The age we live in is a busy age; in which knowledge
is rapidly advancing towards perfection.
- Jeremy Bentham

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection.
Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
- Michael J. Fox

My ambition is peace and perfection.
- DeForest Kelley

Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent,
and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high,
so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
- David Rockefeller

To feel much for others and little for ourselves;
to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections,
constitute the perfection of human nature.
- Adam Smith

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

Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles,
some act of vision, of faith, of desire.
Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.
- Martha Graham

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

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work,
and speaking openly about one's life,
to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.
- Joyce Maynard

I came back to performing with a different attitude
about performing and myself.
I wasn't expecting perfection any more,
just hoping for an occasional inspiration.
- Neil Diamond

To be thirsty and to drink water is the perfection
of sensuality rarely achieved.
Sometimes you drink water; other times you are thirsty.
- Jose Bergamin

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
- Douglas Horton

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection;
it is a study of perfection.
- Matthew Arnold

A studio recording is perfection, but emotion and passion
come only when you turn on the machine and go for the groove.
If you do that with no mistakes, it sounds beautiful.
- Chuck Mangione

By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection,
if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very
easy in the hands of a master.
- William Cavendish

Golf is a search for perfection, for balance.
It's about meditation and concentration.
You have to use hand and brain.
- Celine Dion


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