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80 Quotes and Sayings About Perfection That Will Make You Think

80 Quotes and Sayings About Perfection That Will Make You Think
The road to perfection is one filled with many an obstacle, and the walk is long and tedious. Nevertheless, we have all pushed ourselves at one point or the other to be the best at each task we attempt in our journey through life. We bring you some quotes and sayings on "perfection" that will set the mechanics of your mind in motion, and maybe help put things in perspective!
Rashmi Sunder
Last Updated: Jun 7, 2017
True perfection is a bold quest to seek. Only the willing and true of heart will seek the betterment of many.
- Socrates
When it comes to the idea of perfection, one of the most hooted out and trumpeted idioms is the ever so dry "Practice makes a man perfect". And don't get me wrong, we agree that the more you try, the better you get at something. But the term "perfection" is a very ambiguous one. What may seem like the perfect outcome or ending to a situation for me, might turn out to be the next person's worst nightmare. And who is to say that so-and-so much of something is the benchmark for perfection?

Without digressing further, what we feel is that there is more to being prim, proper, and perfect than just excelling at something, or not making any mistakes at all. It maybe, for all you know, an endless cycle of mishaps and learning. We thought we'd flip the term on its head and bring you some inspiring, intellectual, and even some funny ways to perceive this thing we call "perfect(ion)" with our favorite quotes on the subject! Hope you have a ball!
Perfections Quotes - It's good and it's bad!
Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence. ― Vince Lombardi
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection. ― Michelangelo
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. ― Aristotle
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
Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection. ― Kim Collins
A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem. ― Albert Einstein
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it. ― William Ellery Channing
Perfection is the child of time. ― Joseph Hall
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. ― George Orwell
I think what is interesting in life is all the cracks and all the flaws and all the moments that are not perfect. ― Clemence Poesy
To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often. ― Winston Churchill
We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating the perfect love. ― Tom Robbins
Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds her own face in a perfect mirror. ― Rabindranath Tagore
If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. ― Jesus Christ
To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle. ― Walt Whitman
Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state. ― Thomas de Quincey
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is. ― Dante Alighieri
A beautiful thing is never perfect. ― Egyptian proverb
Quote by John Ruskin
Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder. ― John Ruskin
Just because nobody complains doesn't mean all parachutes are perfect. ― Benny Hill
We come to love not by finding a perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly. ― Sam Keen
There is still that singular perfection, and it's perfect in part because it seemed, at the time, so clearly to promise more. ― Michael Cunningham
There are two kinds of perfect: The one you can never achieve, and the other, by just being yourself. ― Lauren King
Nothing is permanently perfect. But there are perfect moments and the will to choose what will bring about more perfect moments. ― Mary Balogh
In trying to be perfect,
He perfected the art of anonymity,
Became imperceptible
And arrived nowhere from nowhere. ― Dejan Stojanovic
The question isn't whether the world is perfect. The real question to consider is: If it were, would you still be in it? ― Eric Micha'el Leventhal
Perfectionism is adaptive if you are mindful of your humanhood. ― Asa Don Brown
Quote By Joseph Eastwood
Perfect is a dream that you wake up from and spend forever trying to remember. ― Joseph Eastwood
O great creator of being grant us one more hour to perform our art and perfect our lives. ― Jim Morrison
The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is. ― Oscar Wilde
The eye always fills in the imperfections. ― Rabih Alameddine
Everything, if you could only see it clearly enough, like this, is beautiful and complete. Everything has its own perfection. ― Joan Lindsay
If I waited for perfection, I would never write a word. ― Margaret Atwood
Find good people and leave the bad ones." But I say, find the good in people and ignore the bad in them. Because no one is perfect. ― Unknown
You'll never be perfect. But you'll always be unique. ― Unknown
Love your curves and all your edges
All your perfect imperfections ― John Legend
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. ― Confucius
When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. ― George Fisher
Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends. ― Chinese Proverb
Striving to better, oft we mar what's well. ― William Shakespeare
He that will have a perfect brother must resign himself to remain brother-less. ― Italian Proverb
Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more. ― Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. ― Voltaire
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ― Donald Miller
He who seeks perfection in a friend will stay without friends. ― Yiddish proverb
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. ― Augustine of Hippo
Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality. ― Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
Perfection and the horizon: things that you should chase but will never catch. ― Colin Wright
Perfection is just an opinion. ― Julian Quintero
Funny Quotes about Perfection
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. ― Salvador Dali
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. ― Josh Billings
Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill. ― Doug Horton
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do. ― George Bernard Shaw
Practice makes perfect, but nobody's perfect, so why practice? ― Kurt Cobain
Quote by W. Somerset Maugham
American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers. ― W. Somerset Maugham
Quotes on Perfection being Overrated
Perfection is overrated. Let good be good enough. ― Andi Willis
I don't think perfect is interesting. I think what makes life exciting is the imperfections. ― Mary Frann
Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being. ― John Updike
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. ― Harriet Braiker
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement. ― George Will
Being perfect is overrated; Being better is what counts, especially if you do that everyday! ― Unknown
Perfection is overrated, boring. It's the imperfections-the vulnerabilities, the weaknesses, the human elements-that make us who we are, that make us real, beautiful...necessary. ― Guy Harrison
The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form. ― Stanley J. Randall
Even when we strive for perfection , life is nothing more than an attempt to achieve it through a series of greater or smaller imperfections. ― Peter Prange
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. ― Anna Quindlen
If you look for perfection, you'll never be content. ― Leo Tolstoy
Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco. ― Émile Zola
"Nobody is Perfect" Quotes
If the world were perfect, it wouldn't be. ― Yogi Berra
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds. ― Wilt Chamberlain
Perfect? How can you define a word without concrete meaning? ― Ellen Hopkins
One is always considered mad when one perfects something that others cannot grasp. ― Ed Wood
No one is perfect... that's why pencils have erasers. ― Unknown
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. ― William Safire
Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect. ― Chinese Proverb
When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ― Donald Miller
Nobody's perfect. We're all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels. ― Jeannette Walls
"I (may) not be Perfect" Quotes
I'm chasing perfection. ― Kobe Bryant
I know I'm not perfect, but I'm so close it scares me. ― Unknown
Who are you to judge the life I live?
I know I'm not perfect
-and I don't live to be-
but before you start pointing fingers...
make sure you hands are clean! ― Bob Marley
I know who I am. I am not perfect. I'm not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I'm one of them. ― Mary J. Blige
I understand that I'm not perfect. I made mistakes and I had a hand in everything that's happened to me, good and bad. ― Dwayne Wade
We hope you enjoyed our list, and that it has opened your eyes to a world of possibilities and given you a fresher take on life! Happy Living!