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  1. Picture quote by Joyce Meyer about life

    Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life. ⏤ Joyce Meyer

  2. Picture quote by Mark Twain about imrpovement

    Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection. ⏤ Mark Twain

  3. Picture quote by Albert Einstein about success

    Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. ⏤ Albert Einstein

  4. Picture quote by Salvador Dali about perfection

    Have no fear of perfection. You'll never reach it. ⏤ Salvador Dali

  5. Picture quote by Aristotle about pleasure

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

  6. Picture quote by Ziad K. Abdelnour about inspired

    There's no need to be perfect to inspire others. Let people get inspired by how you deal with your imperfections. ⏤ Ziad K. Abdelnour

  7. Picture quote about motivational

    Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

  8. Picture quote by Winston Churchill about perfection

    The Maxim, "Nothing but perfection", may be spelled "Paralysis". ⏤ Winston Churchill

  9. Picture quote by Winston Churchill about change

    To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ⏤ Winston Churchill

  10. Picture quote by Lewis Pugh about practice

    Practice things until you can't get them wrong. Not until you get them right. There's a big difference. ⏤ Lewis Pugh

  11. Picture quote by Frank Sonnenberg about wisdom

    Practice doesn't make perfect if you're doing it wrong. ⏤ Frank Sonnenberg

  12. Picture quote by Vince Lombardi about perfection

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

  13. Picture quote about excellence

    The pursuit of excellence is gratifying and healthy. The pursuit of perfection is frustrating, nuerotic, and a terrible waste of time.

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Below you can read the best quotes about perfection of all times. Some of the top sayings from famous people here to read and remember. Access the best perfection quotations. Top perfection sayings on images and beautiful affirmations. Enjoy and bookmark favorite ones.

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

Vince Lombardi

Waste no more time arguing about what a good person should be. Be one.

Marcus Aurelius

Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.

Mark Twain

The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.


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

Salvador Dali

Once we know our weaknesses they cease to do us any harm.

G. C. (Georg Christoph) Lichtenberg

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

Saint Augustine

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

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Michael J. Fox

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

Pierre Corneille

The first faults are theirs that commit them, the second theirs that permit them.

English Proverbs

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


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


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

George Bernard Shaw

Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.

John Updike

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

Eugene Delacroix

The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.


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

George Orwell

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

Vince Lombardi

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

William Shakespeare

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.

Angelique Arnauld

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

William Hazlitt

It is no crime not to be perfect


Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.

William Ellery Channing

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

Josh Billings

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

Chuck Palahniuk

Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.

George Will

From a worldly point of view, there is no mistake so great as that of being always right.

Samuel Butler

Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull.

W. Somerset Maugham

We all carry within us our places of exile, our crimes, and our ravages. But our task is not to unleash them on the world; it is to fight them in ourselves and in others.

Albert Camus

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

Doug Horton

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

Wayne Dyer

Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it, said the Philosopher.

James Stephens

Perfection is the child of time.

Joseph Hall

No one becomes perfect, but some become great.


Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.

Cardinal J. Newman

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


Be ye therefore perfect, eve as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.


It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.

Jerome K. Jerome

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

Jeremy Bentham

In anything at all, perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Perfection itself is imperfection.

Vladimir Horowitz

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.

John Ruskin

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

Charlton Heston

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

Thomas Carlyle

Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.

W. Somerset Maugham

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.

Doug Larson

I'm on my way to a place where I'd never dreamed I'd be, and that's perfection.

Mary J. Blige

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

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.

Oscar Wilde

My ambition is peace and perfection.

DeForest Kelley

Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.

Jerry Moran

In all of our society, but especially in Hollywood, there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff.

Ethan Hawke

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

Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.

Friedrich von Schiller

To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.

Thomas Aquinas

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

James Cash Penney

Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot.

C. J. Weber

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

Albrecht Durer

If I have any justification for having lived it's simply, I'm nothing but faults, failures and so on, but I have tried to make a good pair of shoes. There's some value in that.

Arthur Miller

A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

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-Exupery

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Oscar Wilde

I had given up magic, because it had reached a state of perfection. I felt that I was able to transform men into animals. I did not make use of this capability, because I believed I could not justify an intervention of this kind in the life of another person.

Wolfgang Hildesheimer

My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.

Maurice Ravel

I'm chasing perfection.

Kobe Bryant

I grew up in the theatre. It's where I got my start. Writing a television drama with theatrical dialogue about the theatre is beyond perfection.

Aaron Sorkin

I'm a perfectionist.

Kristi Yamaguchi

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.

Geoffrey F. Fisher

The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.

William Butler Yeats

It's all about perfection, isn't it?

Keira Knightley

The world record will come to me when I run the world record race. I'm just trying to perfect my race. I'm looking for perfection.

Maurice Greene

I'm not going to change my teeth or get a nose job. That manufactured perfection does nothing for me.

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.

George Eliot

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

Dante Alighieri

Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.

Chris Evert

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.

Lord Chesterfield

Don't demand perfection. But insist on continuous improvement.


Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.

Vicomte De Chateaubriand

There is something that falls short of perfection in every book, without exception, something influenced by the age, even something ridiculous; just like everyone, without exception, has weaknesses.

Josef Skvorecky

Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.

Thomas Carlyle

I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.

Henry Ward Beecher

Fear of error which everything recalls to me at every moment of the flight of my ideas, this mania for control, makes men prefer reason's imagination to the imagination of the senses. And yet it is always the imagination alone which is at work.

Louis Aragon

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.

Joseph Addison

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.

Sidney Poitier

The organizations of men, like men themselves, seem subject to deafness, near-sightedness, lameness, and involuntary cruelty. We seem tragically unable to help one another, to understand one another.

John Cheever

The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.

Luis Figo

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

Our erected wit maketh us to know what perfection is.

Philip Sidney

In films, the fact that you can always do a scene again takes a load off your mind, enabling you to strive for perfection, which I always wanted.

Jessie Matthews

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

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

William Shawn

Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.

Louis Auchincloss

The true gourmet, like the true artist, is one of the unhappiest creatures existent. His trouble comes from so seldom finding what he constantly seeks: perfection.

Ludwig Bemelmans

So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.

Beatrice Potter Webb

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