Perfect Quotes

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

Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.

If you’re looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere.

I cannot say that James Thurber’s work has progressed. No more than I could say that the new moon is more exquisite than the last one. I will not be so illiterate as to expand the perfect into the more perfect.

The very pink of perfection.

Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.

The farther a man knows himself to be free from perfection, the nearer he is to it.

I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active – not more happy – nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.

Perfection is the child of time.

Perfectionism is slow death.