We always strive to be perfect in whatever we do but I think no one really is perfect. It is not perfection that is so important as is the act or trying to become perfect. The passion and your determination is become perfect is all that counts. Because perfection is not an absolute number, and you should always try to do better than what you think you can, and that will bring perfection in whatever you do. These perfection quotes were compiled to inspire you try to become a little more perfect everyday, because you have wasted a day if you didn’t try to be better than yesterday.
Here are some of our favorite quotes about perfection. Feel free to add your own below. See the Arrow Shot by Kevin Costner in the Movie, Robinhood, prince of thieves [scroll down for the video].
Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished.
Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends.
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
~William Ellery Channing
Always live up to your standards – by lowering them, if necessary.
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.
There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions.
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.
Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence. ~Rosalynn Carter
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
~Antoine de Saint-Exupery
When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target.
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore.
People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.
The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.
A beautiful thing is never perfect.
A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.
~John Henry Newman
A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.
Nothing that is complete breathes.
You can spend a lifetime, and, if you’re honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.
No one is perfect… that’s why pencils have erasers.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
So what’s your favorite perfection quotes?
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