96 Excellence Quotes And Sayings About Perfection

If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.

If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues. - Hugh Prather

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues. – Hugh Prather

We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.– Dejan Stojanovic

We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.– Dejan Stojanovic

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick. - Bill Lemley

When nobody around you seems to measure up, it’s time to check your yardstick. – Bill Lemley

When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble; when everything is silent and perfect, there is just perfection and nothing to fill the air.– Dejan Stojanovic

When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble; when everything is silent and perfect, there is just perfection and nothing to fill the air.– Dejan Stojanovic

When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target. - George Fisher

When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target. – George Fisher

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be but before you start pointing fingers…make sure you hands are clean!– Bob Marley

Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect and I don’t live to be but before you start pointing fingers…make sure you hands are clean!– Bob Marley

You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out. - Martha Graham

You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the weaving of that blanket to let the soul out. – Martha Graham

You’ll never be perfect. But you’ll always be unique.

You’ll never be perfect. But you’ll always be unique.

You’re not going to always say and do the right things, and that’s fine. You’re not here to be perfect, but to be real.

You’re not going to always say and do the right things, and that’s fine. You’re not here to be perfect, but to be real.

A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. - Haruki Murakami

A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. – Haruki Murakami

A good garden may have some weeds. - Thomas Fuller

A good garden may have some weeds. – Thomas Fuller

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. - John Henry Newman

A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault. – John Henry Newman

A real girl is not perfect and a perfect girl is not real. -William Faulkner

A real girl is not perfect and a perfect girl is not real. -William Faulkner

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 Faulkner

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 Faulkner

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.– Baruch Spinoza

All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.– Baruch Spinoza

Always live up to your standards ? by lowering them, if necessary. - Mignon McLaughlin

Always live up to your standards ? by lowering them, if necessary. – Mignon McLaughlin

An artist never completes his work, he merely abandons it. - Paul Valery

An artist never completes his work, he merely abandons it. – Paul Valery

As any artist can tell you, it is easier to reach perfection than to stop there. - Robert Brault

As any artist can tell you, it is easier to reach perfection than to stop there. – Robert Brault

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.– David M. Burns

Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t accept your imperfections, that’s their fault.– David M. Burns

Bachelors' wives and old maids' children are always perfect. - Nicolas Champfort

Bachelors’ wives and old maids’ children are always perfect. – Nicolas Champfort

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.– Gerard Way

Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.– Gerard Way

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. - Confucius, Analects

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. – Confucius, Analects

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. - Goethe

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole. It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks. – Goethe

Don’t dream of being perfect, work for excellence instead.– Dr T.P.Chia

Don’t dream of being perfect, work for excellence instead.– Dr T.P.Chia

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.– Napoleon Hill

Don’t wait. The time will never be just right.– Napoleon Hill

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends. - Chinese Proverb

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends. – Chinese Proverb

Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.– Wayne Dyer

Everything is perfect in the universe – even your desire to improve it.– Wayne Dyer

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.- William Ellery Channing

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.- William Ellery Channing

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect. - Chinese Proverb

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect. – Chinese Proverb

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. - Salvador Dali

Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali

He that will have a perfect brother must resign himself to remain brotherless. - Italian Proverb

He that will have a perfect brother must resign himself to remain brotherless. – Italian Proverb

He who hath not a dram of folly in his mixture hath pounds of much worse matter in his composition. - Charles Lamb

He who hath not a dram of folly in his mixture hath pounds of much worse matter in his composition. – Charles Lamb

I am not perfect. Are you? Let us accept the fact that nobody is perfect. Let us learn to accept our imperfections as well as those of others.

I am not perfect. Are you? Let us accept the fact that nobody is perfect. Let us learn to accept our imperfections as well as those of others.

I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being. - Anatole France

I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being. – Anatole France

I owe no explanations for my flaws. I don’t have to justify my mistakes, my past, or my insecurities. I am growing and learning. Let me live.

I owe no explanations for my flaws. I don’t have to justify my mistakes, my past, or my insecurities. I am growing and learning. Let me live.

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can’t see from the center. – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.,

I’m not perfect. You are not perfect. We are not perfect. So be contented what you have

I’m not perfect. You are not perfect. We are not perfect. So be contented what you have

If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.– Margaret Atwood

If I waited for perfection I would never write a word.– Margaret Atwood

If practice makes perfect and no one is perfect, why practice.

If practice makes perfect and no one is perfect, why practice.

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.

If we wait until we’re ready, we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives.

If you chase perfection, you often catch excellence. - William Fowble

If you chase perfection, you often catch excellence. – William Fowble

If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.- Leo Tolstoy

If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.- Leo Tolstoy

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.  -Thomas Carlyle

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. -Thomas Carlyle

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.– Joseph Addison

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.– Joseph Addison

It's not that perfection cannot be achieved. It's that it's so hard to stop there. - Robert Brault

It’s not that perfection cannot be achieved. It’s that it’s so hard to stop there. – Robert Brault

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on. - Ed Howe

Living up to ideals is like doing everyday work with your Sunday clothes on. – Ed Howe

Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself. - Ronnie O'Sullivan

Looking for perfection is the only way to motivate yourself. – Ronnie O’Sullivan

Never fake yourself just to look perfect because perfection is never real and reality is never perfect.

Never fake yourself just to look perfect because perfection is never real and reality is never perfect.

Never walk away from someone when you see faults, be patient and realize that nobody is perfect, it’s affection that matters, not perfection!!!

Never walk away from someone when you see faults, be patient and realize that nobody is perfect, it’s affection that matters, not perfection!!!

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art. -John Ruskin

No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art. -John Ruskin

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves. - William Hazlitt

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves. – William Hazlitt

No one is perfect… That’s why pencils have erasers.

No one is perfect… That’s why pencils have erasers.

Nothing perfect lasts forever, except in our memories.

Nothing perfect lasts forever, except in our memories.

Nothing that is complete breathes. - Antonio Porchia,

Nothing that is complete breathes. – Antonio Porchia,

Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence. - Rosalynn Carter

Once you accept the fact that you’re not perfect, then you develop some confidence. – Rosalynn Carter

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. - William Safire

Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. – William Safire

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up. - Joseph Campbell

Out of perfection nothing can be made. Every process involves breaking something up. – Joseph Campbell

Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural. - W. Somerset Maugham

Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural. – W. Somerset Maugham

Perfect women are always found in dreams but never in reality

Perfect women are always found in dreams but never in reality

Perfection cannot be defined or seen; it can only be found in your heart.- Kelly Millar

Perfection cannot be defined or seen; it can only be found in your heart.- Kelly Millar

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.- Angelique Arnauld

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.- Angelique Arnauld

Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education. - Burk Hudson

Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education. – Burk Hudson

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.- W. Somerset Maugham

Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life’s ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.- W. Somerset Maugham

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

Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. - Voltaire

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time. – Voltaire

Perfection is boring. If a face doesn't have mistakes, it's nothing. - Kevyn Aucoin

Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing. – Kevyn Aucoin

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.- Owen Feltham

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.- Owen Feltham

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.- Vince Lombardi

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.- Vince Lombardi

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.

Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.  - Douglas Horton

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill. – Douglas Horton

Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children. - Sylvia Plath

Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children. – Sylvia Plath

Perfection is the child of time. - Joseph Hall

Perfection is the child of time. – Joseph Hall

Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is ultimately unattainable in this life.- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is ultimately unattainable in this life.- Joseph B. Wirthlin

Perfection itself is imperfection.- Vladimir Horowitz

Perfection itself is imperfection.- Vladimir Horowitz

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.- Anne Lamott

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.- Anne Lamott

Practice makes perfect, but since nobody’s perfect, why practice?

Practice makes perfect, but since nobody’s perfect, why practice?

Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms.- Frank Herbert

Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms.- Frank Herbert

So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.- Beatrice Potter Webb

So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.- Beatrice Potter Webb

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. - Harriet Braiker

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing. – Harriet Braiker

Striving to better, oft we mar what's well. - William Shakespeare

Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well. – William Shakespeare

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form. - Stanley J. Randall

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form. – Stanley J. Randall

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.- Oscar Wilde

The condition of perfection is idleness: the aim of perfection is youth.- Oscar Wilde

The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues. You can't separate them. They're wedded. - Henry Miller

The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues. You can’t separate them. They’re wedded. – Henry Miller

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.- Dante Alighieri

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.- Dante Alighieri

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore. - Author Unknown

The most difficult part of attaining perfection is finding something to do for an encore. – Author Unknown

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.– Doug Larson

The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.– Doug Larson

The perfect time to start something never arrives

The perfect time to start something never arrives

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. - Confucius

The perfecting of one’s self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development. – Confucius

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.- George Will

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.- George Will

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. - Matthew Arnold

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. – Matthew Arnold

The thing about perfection is it's unknowable. It's impossible. But it's always right in front of you. - Kevin Flynn

The thing about perfection is it’s unknowable. It’s impossible. But it’s always right in front of you. – Kevin Flynn

There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions. - Pen Densham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

There are no perfect men in this world, only perfect intentions. – Pen Densham, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps. - Dejan Stojanovic

To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps. – Dejan Stojanovic

To demand perfection is a sure way to be disappointed in everybody, for you will be bound to think ill of others. - Monica Fairview

To demand perfection is a sure way to be disappointed in everybody, for you will be bound to think ill of others. – Monica Fairview

To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. - Elbert Hubbard

To escape criticism — do nothing, say nothing, be nothing. – Elbert Hubbard

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