78+ Best Perfection Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Perfection Quotes

Some women are able to wake up looking effortlessly chic – as though a bevy of fashion fairies twisted their low-lit locks into a messy chignon while they slept. They choose a frock from their exceptionally curated closet and leave a trail of custom fragrance and perfection in their wake. — Meghan Markle

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

Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it. — Reinhold Niebuhr

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection. — Richard Bach

It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art consists. — John Ruskin

People ask me what the definition of perfection, I said it’s none: there is no definition of perfection. — Nadia Comaneci

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

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

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. — Salvador Dali

Yes, gymnasts aim for perfection, but I never thought about the score. If that’s what’s in your mind, it will probably mess you up. — Nadia Comaneci

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection. — Gordon Ramsay

I’m constantly looking for perfection. — Yves Saint Laurent

The intuition of the moral sentiment is an insight of the perfection of the laws of the soul. These laws execute themselves. They are out of time, out of space, and not subject to circumstance. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

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

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

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached. — Samuel Johnson

My mother’s wonderful. To me she’s perfection. — Michael Jackson

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

I don’t love Photoshop; I like imperfection. It doesn’t mean ugly. I love a girl with a gap between her teeth, versus perfect white veneers. Perfection is just… boring. Perfect is what’s natural or real; that is beauty. — Marc Jacobs

The great accomplishment of Jobs’s life is how effectively he put his idiosyncrasies – his petulance, his narcissism, and his rudeness – in the service of perfection. — Malcolm Gladwell

Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 necessary to bear in mind that Scripture only teaches the chief points of those true principles which lead to the true perfection of man, and only demands in general terms faith in them. — Maimonides

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

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

I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it’s drama, it’s the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection. — Nicolas Cage

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

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

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence. — Colin Powell

You’ll see more and more perfection of that – computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent. — Steve Jobs

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

Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics. — Maimonides

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

That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes. — Quintilian

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

I think of makeup as more like a design, decoration, or jewelry. I mean, it’s literally paint; it’s art. I don’t prefer to use it as concealing anything because it influences the illusion of standardized perfection. — Indya Moore

Perfectionists demand perfection from themselves first and foremost. — Joyce Meyer

I’m chasing perfection. — Kobe Bryant

I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style. — Yves Saint Laurent

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

Clients don’t expect perfection from the service providers they hire, but they do expect honesty and transparency. There is no better way to demonstrate this than by acknowledging when a mistake has been made and humbly apologizing for it. — Patrick Lencioni

Over the years, I think I’ve matured in my spiritual evolution and development to understand a bit more than the narrow religious thinking – to move beyond that through a sort of perfection of the grandiose nature of the universe, and how perfect it is it in its sense and how satisfied we should all be in our place in that. — Buzz Aldrin

It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully. — Michel de Montaigne

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

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

In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations. — Nikola Tesla

We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists… in the loved one, perfection. — Sidney Poitier

God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection. — Alfred Adler

Men of lofty genius sometimes accomplish the most when they work least, for their minds are occupied with their ideas and the perfection of their conceptions, to which they afterwards give form. — Leonardo da Vinci

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

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

I fear that many a man’s good resolutions only need the ordinary fire of daily life to make them melt away. So, too, with fine professions and the boastings of perfection which abound in this age of shams. — Charles Spurgeon

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

I strive for perfection, but I’m not perfect. But what I can say is my morals are totally different than any other 24-year-old rapper my age now. I look at life totally different. A whole other aspect. I have different views and morals on life in general. And opinions. — ASAP Rocky

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

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

The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it. — Hermann Hesse

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

I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfect. — Taylor Swift

Don’t get me wrong: not all camo is trendy or cute. The right camo and camo shades, though… perfection. — Jeffree Star

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 on my way to a place where I’d never dreamed I’d be, and that’s perfection. — Mary J. Blige

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

The perfection of Christian character depends wholly upon the grace and strength found alone in God. — Ellen G. White

I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived…. His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America’s Schubert. — George Gershwin

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

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

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection. — D. H. Lawrence

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. — Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood. — Khalil Gibran

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

The perfection of art is to conceal art. — Quintilian

The cat is classic whilst the dog is Gothic – nowhere in the animal world can we discover such really Hellenic perfection of form, with anatomy adapted to function, as in the felidae. — H. P. Lovecraft

I have no doubt concerning that Supreme Goodness, who is so eager to share His blessings, or of that everlasting love which makes Him more eager to bestow perfection on us than we are to receive it. — Saint Ignatius

Certain of Poe’s tales possess an almost absolute perfection of artistic form which makes them veritable beacon-lights in the province of the short story. — H. P. Lovecraft

Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children. — Sylvia Plath

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