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Perfection Quotes

Being a perfectionist is both a boon and a bane. The work which is done meticulously is admirable and complimented by one and all. But taking care of minute details is quite a tedious task. Hours of tiring effort need to be invested in order to achieve a flawless and faultless product. Perfectionists are termed obsessive, psychotic, fanatic or even plain weird by the ignorant majority. It is only later that the crowd in general really understands the beauty and the exquisiteness of the creation. Read the famous flawlessness quotations and sayings to know more.

John F. Kennedy

We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world or to make it the last.

Reese Witherspoon

I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

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Alexis de Tocqueville

The greatness of America lies not in being more enlightened than any other nation, but rather in her ability to repair her faults.

Dorothy Day

Love casts out fear, but we have to get over the fear in order to get close enough to love them.

Eudora Welty

A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.

Reese Witherspoon

A lot of work. A lot of vocal coaching, a lot of instrument training.

Gene Tierney

Rehearsals and screening rooms are often unreliable because they can't provide the chemistry between an audience and what appears on the stage or screen.

Salvador Dali

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.

Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

George Eliot

Acting is nothing more or less than playing. The idea is to humanize life.

Chuck Palahniuk

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

John Greenleaf Whittier

One brave deed makes no hero.

Alexander Hamilton

A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.

Karl Marx

It is not history which uses men as a means of achieving - as if it were an individual person - its own ends. History is nothing but the activity of men in pursuit of their ends.

Ayn Rand

A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving.

Bertrand Russell

Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know.

Soren Kierkegaard

I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.


All religions must be tolerated... for every man must get to heaven in his own way.

Brian Tracy

Just as your car runs more smoothly and requires less energy to go faster and farther when the wheels are in perfect alignment, you perform better when your thoughts, feelings, emotions, goals, and values are in balance.

Andrew Jackson

Americans are not a perfect people, but we are called to a perfect mission.

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Francis Bacon

A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.

Walt Whitman

And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.

Napolean Hill

Any idea, plan, or purpose may be placed in the mind through repetition of thought.

Alexander Hamilton

Here, sir, the people govern; here they act by their immediate representatives.

Chevy Chase

All my children inherited perfect pitch.

Francis Bacon

A little philosophy inclineth man's mind to atheism, but depth in philosophy bringeth men's minds about to religion.

Toni Morrison

All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.

Blaise Pascal

Small minds are concerned with the extraordinary, great minds with the ordinary.

Alexander Hamilton

I think the first duty of society is justice.

Dr. Seuss

You can get help from teachers, but you are going to have to learn a lot by yourself, sitting alone in a room.

Walter Scott

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

Keira Knightley

It's all about perfection, isn't it?

Walt Disney

I do not like to repeat successes, I like to go on to other things.

Billy Graham

Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ.


I never think at all when I write. Nobody can do two things at the same time and do them both well.

Dorothy Day

Don't call me a saint. I don't want to be dismissed so easily.

Nelson Mandela

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Ayn Rand

A building has integrity just like a man. And just as seldom.

Richard M. Nixon

Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself.


Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Dr. Seuss

I start drawing, and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end, I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

As long as a man stands in his own way, everything seems to be in his way.

Adam Smith

To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

Elbert Hubbard

It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.

George Carlin

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.

Carl Sandburg

I never made a mistake in grammar but one in my life and as soon as I done it I seen it.

Hillary Clinton

Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.

Blaise Pascal

Human beings must be known to be loved; but Divine beings must be loved to be known.

Joseph Addison

True happiness arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one's self, and in the next, from the friendship and conversation of a few select companions.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The resistance that you fight physically in the gym and the resistance that you fight in life can only build a strong character.

D. H. Lawrence

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.

Dave Barry

For me, the worst part of playing golf, by far, has always been hitting the ball.

John Dryden

Time, place, and action may with pains be wrought, but genius must be born; and never can be taught.

Dr. Seuss

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!

Groucho Marx

I have had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it.

Vince Lombardi

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

Nelson Mandela

There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.


The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools.

Billy Graham

God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.

Eleanor Roosevelt

It isn't enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it. One must work at it.

Henry David Thoreau

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Perfect Valor is to do, without a witness, all that we could do before the whole world.

Albert Einstein

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem.

Albert Einstein

Perfection of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age.

Albert Einstein

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.

Mahatma Gandhi

I claim no perfection for myself. But I do claim to be a passionate seeker after Truth, which is but another name for God.

Khalil Gibran

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

I didn't practice abstinence, I perfected it.