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The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth. (Quote by - Oscar Wilde)

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. (Quote by - Dr. David M. Burns)

Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror. (Quote by - Carlos Fuentes)

The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four. Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye. (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes. (Quote by - Marcus Fabius Quintilian)

The "C" students run the world. (Quote by - Harry S. Truman)

If the best man's faults were written on his forehead, it would make him pull his hat over his eyes. (Quote by - Gaelic proverb)

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection. (Quote by - Sidney Poitier)

Perfection is an unattainable goal. It isn't going to be perfect. Just get words down on paper, and when you stumble to what you think is the end of the book, you will have hundreds of pages of words that came out of your head. It may not be perfect, but it looks like a book. (Quote by - Laurell K. Hamilton)

The maxim "Nothing avails but perfection" may be spelled "Paralysis." (Quote by - Winston Churchill)

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection. (Quote by - Antonio Tabucchi)

In our western civilization we have the glorious example, the great standard of perfection and the teachings of the Christ to guide us. He acts for us as Mediator between our personality and our Soul. (Quote by - Edward Bach)

To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness. (Quote by - Ali ibn Abi Talib)

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. (Quote by - Eugene Delacroix)

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection. (Quote by - David Herbert Lawrence)

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art. (Quote by - John Ruskin)

My ambition is peace and perfection. (Quote by - DeForest Kelley)

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. (Quote by - Martha Graham)

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. (Quote by - Carl Schurz)

Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness. (Quote by - Alfred de Musset)

Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more. (Quote by - Alfred)

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. (Quote by - Lewis Mumford)

Perfection itself is imperfection. (Quote by - Vladimir Horowitz)

I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection. (Quote by - Edsger Dijkstra)

There is also a perfection of degrees, by which a person performs all the commands of God, with the full exertion of all his powers, without the least defect. This is what the law of God requires, but what the saints cannot attain to in this life. (Quote by - Charles Buck)


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