Perfect Quotes

Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished.

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

He is lifeless that is faultless.

Perfection falls not to the share of mortals.

God gives himself to men as powerful or as perfect – it is for them to choose.

In the broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed perfection.

The greater the emphasis on perfection, the further it recedes.

It is the condition of our present state to see more than we can attain; the exactest vigilance and caution can never maintain a single day of unmingled innocence… It is, however, necessary for the idea of perfection to be proposed, that we may have some object to which our endeavors are to be directed; […]

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.

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 despondency and laziness make them give it up as unattainable.