Perfection Quotes, Sayings about being perfect - Page 2

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

Perfection is the child of time.
– Anonymous

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
– John Ruskin

The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.
– Anna Quindlen

Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands… but English women only hope to find in their butlers.
– W. Somerset Maugham

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

I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God’s business.
– Michael J Fox

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

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
– Angelique Arnauld

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

If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
– Josh Billings

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

One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
– Epictetus

You can spend a lifetime, and, if you’re honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
– Charlton Heston

Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
– John Updike

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
– Stanely J. Randall

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
– Harriet Braiker

I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.
– Mikhail Baryshnikov

I just try to be the best I can be and hope that is the best ever.would be unnatural.
– Tiger Woods

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