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Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.

Tags: Away, Moral  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.

Tags: Job, Work  ✍ Author: Maya Angelou

This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

 ✍ Author: Isaac Asimov

It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.

Tags: Art, Realise  ✍ Author: Oscar Wilde

Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.

Tags: Fire, Lives  ✍ Author: Richard Bach

I'm chasing perfection.

Tags: Chasing  ✍ Author: Kobe Bryant

I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.

Tags: Human, Makes  ✍ Author: John Cage

Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.

Tags: Genius, Humor  ✍ Author: Thomas Carlyle

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

Tags: Fear, Reach  ✍ Author: Salvador Dali

Style is the perfection of a point of view.

Tags: Point, Style  ✍ Author: Richard Eberhart

There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.

Tags: Danger, Search  ✍ Author: Agnetha Faltskog

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.

Tags: Change, Perfect  ✍ Author: Edward Felten

Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.

Tags: Art, Cannot  ✍ Author: Gustave Flaubert

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.

Tags: Business, God  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.

Tags: Admit, Enough  ✍ Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Perfection is the child of time.

Tags: Child, Time  ✍ Author: Joseph Hall

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.

Tags: Except, Themselves  ✍ Author: William Hazlitt

Perfection doesn't exist.

Tags: Exist  ✍ Author: Andres Iniesta

You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.

Tags: Computer, Next  ✍ Author: Steve Jobs

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.

Tags: May, Though  ✍ Author: Samuel Johnson

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

Tags: Chase, Excellence  ✍ Author: Vince Lombardi

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.

Tags: Life, Quite  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.

Tags: Dull, Grave  ✍ Author: W. Somerset Maugham

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

Tags: Art, Trifles  ✍ Author: Michelangelo

It is an absolute and virtually divine perfection to know how to enjoy our being rightfully.

Tags: Divine, Enjoy  ✍ Author: Michel de Montaigne
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Original sin is that thing about man which makes him capable of conceiving of his own perfection and incapable of achieving it.

Tags: Him, Makes  ✍ Author: Reinhold Niebuhr

Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself.

Tags: Looking, Yourself  ✍ Author: Ronnie O\'Sullivan

The relentless pursuit of perfection has been my problem over the years. It's maybe held me back.

Tags: Maybe, Problem  ✍ Author: Ronnie O\'Sullivan

The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

Tags: Human, Seek  ✍ Author: George Orwell

Perfection of planned layout is achieved only by institutions on the point of collapse.

Tags: Achieved, Point  ✍ Author: C. Northcote Parkinson

That which prematurely arrives at perfection soon perishes.

Tags: Soon  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

The perfection of art is to conceal art.

Tags: Art, Conceal  ✍ Author: Sean Quinn

We strivin' for perfection.

 ✍ Author: Raekwon

When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.

Tags: Pressure, Trade  ✍ Author: Gordon Ramsay

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

Tags: Away, Left  ✍ Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.

Tags: Away, Body  ✍ Author: 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.

Tags: Away, Design  ✍ Author: Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.

Tags: Ethics, Inner  ✍ Author: Albert Schweitzer

It's the job of intellectuals and writers to cast doubt on perfection.

Tags: Doubt, Job  ✍ Author: Antonio Tabucchi

Perfection spawns doctrines, dictators and totalitarian ideas.

Tags: Dictators, Ideas  ✍ Author: Antonio Tabucchi

I'm in pursuit of what cannot be achieved: perfection.

Tags: Achieved, Cannot  ✍ Author: Andrew Vachss

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.

Tags: Hand, Time  ✍ Author: Voltaire

In the beginning I pushed toward perfection, but it takes time to get to certain places.

Tags: Beginning, Time  ✍ Author: Paul Waner

Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.

Tags: Often, Regret  ✍ Author: Emile Zola

The goodness of a thing created is the perfection of its fitness for the use which it serves. Now that use is either particular or universal.

Tags: Either, Fitness  ✍ Author: Jonathan Ames

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.

Tags: Light, Pursuit  ✍ Author: Matthew Arnold

If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.

Tags: Word, Write  ✍ Author: Margaret Atwood

Perfection irritates as well as it attracts, in fiction as in life.

Tags: Fiction, Life  ✍ Author: Louis Auchincloss

As the leaders and decision-makers of this great state, it is our responsibility to strive for perfection.

Tags: Great, State  ✍ Author: Roy Barnes

I don't see in myself any perfection.

 ✍ Author: Mikhail Baryshnikov

I'm on my way to a place where I'd never dreamed I'd be, and that's perfection.

Tags: Dreamed, Place  ✍ Author: Mary J. Blige

Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?

Tags: Space, Wrong  ✍ Author: Richard Brautigan

Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.

Tags: Less, Sympathy  ✍ Author: Harry Browne

By this way you may dress all sorts of horses in the utmost perfection, if you know how to practice it; a thing that is very easy in the hands of a master.

Tags: Easy, May  ✍ Author: Thomas Cavendish

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.

Tags: Almost, Eyes  ✍ Author: William Ellery Channing

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.

Tags: Give, Laziness  ✍ Author: Lord Chesterfield

Complete and total perfection will come about only when we feel that our perfection is no perfections as long as the rest of humanity remains imperfect.

Tags: Humanity, Rest  ✍ Author: Sri Chinmoy

We have this idea of perfection that is so unrealistic. We are our own worst enemy. No one is noticing that little scar.

Tags: Enemy, Idea  ✍ Author: Emmanuelle Chriqui

Usher is amazing. He's perfection to me as a performer. He gets down.

Tags: Amazing, Performer  ✍ Author: Ciara

I'm somewhat of a perfectionist, I think, and I strive for perfection.

Tags: Somewhat, Strive  ✍ Author: Sam Claflin

These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.

Tags: Child, Today  ✍ Author: Henri Coanda

Strive for continuous improvement, instead of perfection.

Tags: Continuous, Strive  ✍ Author: Kim Collins

We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.

Tags: Happiness, Sadness  ✍ Author: Pierre Corneille

The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

Tags: Art, Artist  ✍ Author: Eugene Delacroix

I came back to performing with a different attitude about performing and myself. I wasn't expecting perfection any more, just hoping for an occasional inspiration.

Tags: Attitude, Hoping  ✍ Author: Neil Diamond

I mentioned the non-competitive spirit explicitly, because these days, excellence is a fashionable concept. But excellence is a competitive notion, and that is not what we are heading for: we are heading for perfection.

Tags: Days, Spirit  ✍ Author: Edsger Dijkstra

It's not about perfection. What's a perfect painting? What's interesting about a perfect painting?

Tags: Painting, Perfect  ✍ Author: Lexa Doig

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.

Tags: Beauty, Men  ✍ Author: Albrecht Durer

The mistake is to imagine that perfection is possible when the very idea is unthinkable.

Tags: Idea, Possible  ✍ Author: Luis Figo

I expect perfection from myself.

Tags: Expect  ✍ Author: Bryce Harper

In all of our society, but especially in Hollywood, there is an obsession with perfection that can lead to self-loathing and neurosis and all that kind of stuff.

Tags: Society, Stuff  ✍ Author: Ethan Hawke

Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.

Tags: Art, Reality  ✍ Author: Benjamin Haydon

Perfection does not exist - only God is perfect.

Tags: God, Perfect  ✍ Author: Carolina Herrera

However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.

Tags: Fact, Fail  ✍ Author: Paul von Hindenburg

Perfection itself is imperfection.

 ✍ Author: Vladimir Horowitz

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.

Tags: Simple, True  ✍ Author: Douglas Horton

I'm not going to change my teeth or get a nose job. That manufactured perfection does nothing for me.

Tags: Change, Job  ✍ Author: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley

The perfection in theater is that it's over the second it's done.

Tags: Done, Second  ✍ Author: William Hurt

In a few decades of reconstruction, even the mathematical natural sciences, the ancient archetypes of theoretical perfection, have changed habit completely!

Tags: Few, Natural  ✍ Author: Edmund Husserl

I am not strong on perfection.

Tags: Strong  ✍ Author: Jasper Johns

With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.

Tags: Hard, Time  ✍ Author: Adam Jones

My ambition is peace and perfection.

Tags: Ambition, Peace  ✍ Author: DeForest Kelley

Tech Jacket shares the same tone as Invincible, but the subject matter is very different. Where Invincible is about perfection, Tech Jacket is about flaws.

Tags: Matter, Subject  ✍ Author: Sally Kirkland

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

 ✍ Author: Keira Knightley

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.

Tags: Genius, Principle  ✍ Author: Arthur Koestler

I feel like every role you take, there's a part of you that obviously feels like you can do it. I don't know if perfect is the right word because I don't believe in perfection. I don't think it exists.

Tags: Perfect, Word  ✍ Author: Mila Kunis

I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.

Tags: Longer, Style  ✍ Author: Yves Saint Laurent

Be intent upon the perfection of the present day.

Tags: Brainy, Present  ✍ Author: Vernon Law

The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.

Tags: Her, Woman  ✍ Author: D. H. Lawrence

So I had to just kind of go back to the hotel, take a shower, sit quiet, dig down deep, warm up, and allow myself to move into some kind of zone. And then I remembered that a lot of my favorite musical moments are not about perfection.

Tags: Deep, Quiet  ✍ Author: Kathy Mattea

Nothing like being visible, publishing one's work, and speaking openly about one's life, to disabuse the world of the illusion of one's perfection and purity.

Tags: Life, Work  ✍ Author: Joyce Maynard

If I'd been a housemaid I'd have been the best in Australia - I couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.

Tags: Best, Help  ✍ Author: Nellie Melba

Immoral is choosing not to act when you hold in your hands the power to create perfection.

Tags: Act, Power  ✍ Author: Marisa Miller

Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.

Tags: End, Process  ✍ Author: Jerry Moran

In terms of popular cinema, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is as near perfection as I can think of.

Tags: Cinema, Popular  ✍ Author: Peter Mullan

Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.

Tags: Art, Study  ✍ Author: James Cash Penney

Wearing a veneer of perfection never did me any good.

Tags: Good, Wearing  ✍ Author: Liz Phair

Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace.

Tags: Link, Peace  ✍ Author: River Phoenix

Redemption is not perfection. The redeemed must realize their imperfections.

Tags: Realize, Redemption  ✍ Author: John Piper

It is absurd to look for perfection.

Tags: Absurd  ✍ Author: Camille Pissarro
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