It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: British Essayist, Poet, Statesman
The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Author: Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881)
Profession: Swiss Philosopher, Poet, Critic
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Author: Angelique Arnauld
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Author: St. Augustine (354-430)
Profession: Numidian-born Bishop of Hippo, Theologian
I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
Author: Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887)
Profession: American Preacher, Orator, Writer
Be ye therefore perfect, eve as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian
If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)
Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer
Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.
Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)
Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
Author: William Ellery Channing (1780-1842)
Profession: American Unitarian Minister, Author
Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.
Author: Vicomte De Chateaubriand (1768-1848)
Profession: French Politician, Writer
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.
Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)
Profession: British Statesman, Author
We never taste happiness in perfection, our most fortunate successes are mixed with sadness.
Author: Pierre Corneille (1606-1684)
Profession: French Dramatist
Have no fear of perfection-you'll never reach it.
Author: Salvador Dali (1904-1989)
Profession: Spanish Painter
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
Author: Dante Alighieri (1265-1321)
Profession: Italian Philosopher, Poet
Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it.
Author: Wayne Dyer (1940)
Profession: American Psychotherapist, Author, Lecturer