Sunday, 8 September 2013

Perfection

A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. - Haruki Murakami

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

Have no fear of perfection – youll never reach it. - Salvador Dali

If you expect perfection from other people, your whole life is a series of disappointments, grumbling and complaints. If, on the contrary, you pitch your expectations low, taking folks as the inefficient creatures which they are, you are frequently surprised by having them perform better than you had hoped. - Unknown

It is true that we shall not be able to reach perfection, but in our struggle towards it we shall strengthen our characters and give stability to our ideas, so that, whilst ever advancing calmly in the same direction, we shall be rendered capable of applying the faculties with which we have been gifted to the best possible account. - Confucius

Nobody can be perfect unless he admits his faults, but if he has faults how can he be perfect? - Unknown

Perfection does not exist; to understand it is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.  - Louis Charles Alfred de Musset

Practice makes perfect. - Proverb

Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms. - Frank Herbert

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

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection. - Johann Von Goethe

The perfection of her face created a sense of emptiness – like a house with no curtains in the window. - Black Jack Point

The pursuit of perfection often impedes progress. - George Will

There's no such thing as a perfect guy. I think it would be strange if somebody was absolutely everything you always wanted, because the there'd be no challenge. Also, you'd feel inferior. If somebody is that perfect, how can you not think of yourself as being so imperfect next to him? I think people are perfect in their imperfections. - Jessica Alba

Various are men's dispositions and abilities, and by their different characters, they discover different degrees of perfection. - Wellins Calcott

When a man says that he is perfect already, there is only one of two places for him, and that is heaven or the lunatic asylum. - Henry Ward Beecher

Whoever tries to imagine perfection simply reveals his own emptiness. - George Orwell

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