I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mount
Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
The creation of perfection is no error. Nomad
I'm cursed with perfection. Frank Burns
Because any number is a limit, and perfection doesn't have limits.
Strive for perfection even if others must suffer. Hook
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make
The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgment of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to pleas
Good enough, is the enemy of perfection.
You know I abhor perfection in anyone but myself!
It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions; but it depends on the nature of those conditions whet
Nature has perfections, in order to show that she is the image of God; and defects, to show that she is only his image.
Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. The perfect life is spread before us every day, but it changes and withers at a touch.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art