Sunday, 8 September 2013

Perfection


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

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 pursuit of perfection often impedes progress. - George Will

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