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.
Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) British statesman.
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 (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery (1900-1944) French aviator and writer.
The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
Dante (1265-1321) Italian philosopher, and poet.
All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
Benedict de Spinoza (1632-1677) Dutch Jewish philosopher.
Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.
Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892) British poet.
The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.
No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
It is no crime not to be perfect
Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
John Updike (1932-?) American writer.