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Perfect happiness is the absence of happiness; perfect glory is the absence of glory.

Chuang Tzu

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

Dante Alighieri

It is through Art, and through Art only, that we can realize our perfection.

Oscar Wilde

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

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Vince Lombardi

If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.

George Bernard Shaw

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.

W. Somerset Maugham

Don't expect people to behave perfectly--after all, they are people, with all of the faults and frailties of the human condition.

Donald M. Fehr

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.

Antoine De Saint-Exupry

True perfection is a bold quest to seek. Only the willing and true of heart will seek the betterment of many.


Nothing is permanently perfect. But there are perfect moments and the will to choose what will bring about more perfect moments.

Mary Balogh

Even when we strive for perfection , life is nothing more than an attempt to achieve it through a series of greater or smaller imperfections.

Peter Prange

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So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.

Beatrix Potter

Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.

William Shakespeare

Faultless to a fault.

Robert Browning

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

Salvador Dali

Perfection is a trifle dull.

W. Somerset Maugham

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.


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

George Orwell

To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.

Winston Churchill

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Fransis Voltaire

Everything is perfect in the universe even your desire to improve it.

Wayne W. Dyer

Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.

Ronnie O'Sullivan

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


Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.

Thomas de Quincey

The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is.

Oscar Wilde
The gulls who scorn perfection for the sake of travel go nowhere, slowly. Those who put aside travel for the sake of perfection go anywhere, instantly.
Both the artist and the lover know that perfection is not loveable. It is the clumsiness of a fault that makes a person lovable.
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Neglect nothing; the most trivial action may be performed to God.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You'll be afraid you can't achieve it. It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.
Good enough is good enough. If something's worth doing at all, it's worth doing halfway. Seeking perfection in art or in life is a lesson in futility.

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