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


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

            

“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.”

                

“A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals a secret of hidden treasure.”

                

“A beautiful thing is never perfect.”


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

                    

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

                    

“Some of us (perfectionists, especially) fuss so much over making the 'right' choice, but in life, all that's really needed is to make any' good' choice, believe in it, go through with it, and accept the consequences.”

            

“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”

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

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

“There is such a thing as perfection...and our purpose for living is to find that perfection and show it forth....Each of us is in truth an unlimited idea of freedom. Everything that limits us we have to put aside.”

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

“Truth is so great a perfection, that if God would render himself visible to men, he would choose light for his body and truth for his soul”


“The search for perfection begins with detecting imperfection”

“The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.”