Perfection Quotes and Sayings

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.
- Chinese Proverb

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

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.
- Joseph Campbell

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
- Stanley J. Randall

The potentiality of perfection outweighs actual contradictions. Existence in itself is here to prove that it cannot be an evil.
- Sir Rabindranath Tagore

Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence.
- Rosalynn Carter

Friendship is the perfection of love, and superior to love; it is love purified, exalted, proved by experience and a consent of minds. Love, Madam, may, and love does, often stop short of friendship.
- Samuel Richardson

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up.
- Joseph Campbell

Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural.

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends.
- Chinese Proverb

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

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

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything,
That's how the light gets in.
- Leonard Cohen


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

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

No one is perfect, that's why pencils have erasers.

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

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