Favorite Quotations ~  Perfection, 2 Pursuit of Perfection

"Everything is perfect in the universe even your desire to improve it." ~ Wayne W. Dyer

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Perfection itself is imperfection. ~ Vladimir Horowitz

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well. Neglect nothing; the most trivial action may be performed to God. ~ Angelique Arnauld

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. ~ Francois Fenelon

Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You'll be afraid you can't achieve it. It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best. ~ Laurence Olivier

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add but when there is nothing left to take away. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

I never expect to see a perfect work from imperfect men. ~ Alexander Hamilton

I saw a werewolf drinking a pina colada at Trader Vic's/ And his hair was perfect. ~ Warren Zevon, Werewolves of London

No matter how much the ignorant will complain and disagree--life is a succession of perfect moments. ~ Hans Wilhelm, Book of Courage

I'm a perfectionist in recovery. I'm trying to deal with that monster inside of me that wants to do everything right. Or better than right. ~ Shakira, NY Times, 11/13/05

Indiscriminate pursuit of perfection infallibly leads to mediocrity. ~ Henry Fuseli

Every human being must thus be viewed according to what it is good for; for none of us, no, not one, is perfect; and were we to love none who had imperfections, this world would be a desert for our love. ~ Thomas Jefferson

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