Perfection And Imperfection Quotes

Perfection And Imperfection Quotes by Lois McMaster Bujold, Soren Kierkegaard, William Howard Taft, Matthew Arnold, George Orwell, Robert H. Schuller and many others.

I don't confuse greatness with perfection. To be great

I don’t confuse greatness with perfection. To be great anyhow is the higher achievement.
Lois McMaster Bujold
It belongs to the imperfection of everything human that man can only attain his desire by passing through its opposite.
Soren Kierkegaard
We are all imperfect. We can not expect perfect government.
William Howard Taft
The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Matthew Arnold
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
George Orwell
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing perfectly.
Robert H. Schuller
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection.
William Faulkner
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.
Owen Feltham
Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
William Ellery Channing
As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.
Ernst Fischer
Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways.
Samuel McChord Crothers
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Saint Augustine
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
I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.
Anatole France
Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
Marie Angelique Arnauld
If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully.
Matthew Fox