Quotes: perfection

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  • David M. Burns
    David M. Burns
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    Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
  • ''Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it,'' said the Philosopher.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    If everything is perfect, language is useless. This is true for animals. If animals don't speak, it's because everything's perfect for them. If one day they start to speak, it will be because the world has lost a certain sort of perfection.
  • A. W. Tozer
    A. W. Tozer
    American Christian pastor, preacher and author 1897-1963
    A. W. Tozer
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    The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole Bible can make a whole Christian.
  • Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
    Teacher of meditation and of the traditions of Sufism 1916-2004
    Vilayat Inayat Khan
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    A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
  • Robert South
    Robert South
    English churchman
    Robert South
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    Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    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.
  • William Faulkner
    William Faulkner
    American writer 1897-1962
    William Faulkner
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    All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
    Benjamin Haydon
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    Art is a reality, not a definition; inasmuch as it approaches a reality, it approaches perfection, and inasmuch as it approaches a mere definition, it is imperfect and untrue.
  • Eugene Delacroix
    Eugene Delacroix
    French artist 1798-1863
    Eugene Delacroix
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    Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
    Oscar Wilde
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    As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
  • William Law
    William Law
    English priest 1686-1761
    William Law
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    Be intent on the perfection of the present day.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Christianity is the highest perfection of humanity.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
    Albert Einstein
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    Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems, in my opinion, to characterize our age.
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