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Wise Quotes about Perfection

May you find great value in these Perfection quotes and sayings.

The essence of being human is that one
does not seek perfection.
- George Orwell

Related topics: Wisdom Life

Perfection is the obstacle of creation
and the enemy of achievement.
- Neale Donald Walsch

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward
is to move toward perfection.
March on, and fear not the thorns,
or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Be avid.
Create apart from perfection.
Risk failure.
Cover your words with sweat.
Run a little
Touch excruciatingly.
Laugh until you cry.
Dance with your eyes closed.
Care.
Understand you die a little in every moment.
Be Enlivened
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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The man with insight enough to admit his limitations
comes nearest to perfection.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty,
the contemplation of mystery,
or the search of truth or perfection
is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession
of such days is fatal to human life.
- Lewis Mumford

A perfection of means,
and confusion of aims,
seems to be our main problem.
- Albert Einstein

 

Life is not about perfection -
or a quest for perfection.
Life is about enjoying what we have -
for as long as we have it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure
the inner perfection of his own personality.
- Albert Schweitzer

If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace,
then progress in virtue is progress in each of these
for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us,
progress is always an approach toward it.
- Epictetus

Confusion of goals and perfection of means seems,
in my opinion, to characterize our age.
- Albert Einstein

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The world is perfect. It's a mess.
It has always been a mess.
We are not going to change it.
Our job is to straighten out our own lives.
- Joseph Campbell

Practice makes perfect.
- Anonymous

To improve is to change;
to be perfect is to change often.
- Winston Churchill

Simulated disorder postulates perfect discipline;
simulated fear postulates courage;
simulated weakness postulates strength.
- Lao Tzu

The world is perfect the way it is.
- Werner Erhard

Practice does not make perfect,
perfect practice makes perfect.
- Vince Lombardi

Every day is the perfect day to ask yourself
questions about your life goals,
and how you plan to address those goals.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness is the final and perfect fruit
of obedience to the laws of life.
- Helen Keller

We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

It is easy in the world to live after the world's opinions;
it is easy in solitude to live after your own;
but the great man is he who in the midst of the crowd
keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every day is a Perfect Day when I say it is;
and I say that Today is a Perfect Day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I say that Today is a Perfect Day.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

None of us is perfect - and that's OK.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the world was perfect, it wouldn't be.
- Yogi Berra

Your life within God's arms,
Your dance within God's arms,
Is already Perfect!
- Hafiz

Today is a perfect day to be happy.
Every day is a perfect day to be happy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are perfect exactly the way you are.
- Werner Erhard

A man who was completely innocent,
offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others,
including his enemies,
and became the ransom of the world.
It was a perfect act.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Beauty is truth's smile when she beholds
her own face in a perfect mirror.
- Rabindranath Tagore

One's first love is always perfect
until one meets one's second love.
- Elizabeth Aston

Know that your true self,
a spiritual being,
is always perfect.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You can't live a perfect day without doing something
for someone who will never be able to repay you.
- John Wooden

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

They have come up with a perfect understanding.
He won't try to run her life,
and he won't try to run his, either.
- Anonymous

The Four Stages of Public Opinion
I (Just after publication): The novelty is absurd
and subversive of Religion and Morality.
The propounder both fool and knave.
II (Twenty years later): The Novelty is absolute Truth
and will yield a full and satisfactory
explanation of things in general -
The propounder a man of sublime genius and perfect virtue.
III (Forty years later): The Novelty won't explain
things in general after all, and therefore is a wretched failure.
The propounder a very ordinary person advertised by a clique.
IV (A century later): The Novelty a mixture of truth and error.
Explains as much as could reasonably be expected.
The propounder worthy of all honor
in spite of his share of human frailties,
as one who has added to the permanent possessions of science.
- Thomas Henry [T. H.] Huxley

Just as in the comedies, a person who is in love
with the idea of love sees prospective partners
through the lens of idealism.
The reaction is, "This must be the one.
They are so perfect - the match of my dreams."
Is that person they just met a perfect match?
It's unlikely their friends think so.
So what happened? That person with the cute smile
was not much more than a mirror for the hopes and dreams
of the one in love with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I got a perfect build for clothes.
I'm a twenty-eight dwarf.
- the movie Love and Death

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

Do not wish to be anything but what you are,
and try to be that perfectly.
- St. Francis De Sales

There is a secret wisdom-of-the-ages
that holds the key to breaking our
cycle of self-imposed suffering.
The secret wisdom is, "Life is not supposed to be fair."
This is not sad news. This is GLORIOUS news!
Life is not broken. Nothing is wrong.
God has not failed, died, or gone on vacation.
The world is working perfectly. We just misunderstood.
Somewhere along the way, someone got the idea that
life was "supposed" to be "fair,"
and all the trouble started -
expectation, disappointment, resentment, anger -
a whole cycle of suffering that began
with the belief that life is "supposed" to be "fair."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you not know that there comes a midnight hour
when every one has to throw off his mask?
Do you believe that life will always let itself be mocked?
Do you think you can slip away a little before midnight
in order to avoid this? Or are you not terrified by it?
I have seen men in real life who so long deceived others
that at last their true nature could not reveal itself;...
In every man there is something which to a certain degree
prevents him from becoming perfectly transparent to himself;
and this may be the case in so high a degree,
he may be so inexplicably woven into relationships of life
which extend far beyond himself that he almost cannot reveal himself.
But he who cannot reveal himself cannot love,
and he who cannot love is the most unhappy man of all.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Harvard takes perfectly good plums as students,
and turns them into prunes.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

The true meaning of life is to plant trees,
under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
- Nelson Henderson

Everything has beauty,
but not everyone sees it.
- Confucius

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession
as they torment us with their loss.
- Epicurus

Don't underestimate the value of Doing Nothing,
of just going along,
listening to all the things you can't hear,
and not bothering.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.
- Edmund Hillary

Life is not supposed to be fair.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The question is not what you look at, but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

A bird does not sing because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a song.
- Chinese Proverb

Do not blame the thistle that you see no beauty.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Adventure is not outside man; it is within.
- George Eliot

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

One does not discover new lands without consenting
to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- Andre Gide

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not afraid of storms
for I am learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.
- Marianne Williamson

The mind is not a vessel to be filled
but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Do not anticipate trouble,
or worry about what may never happen.
Keep in the sunlight.
- Benjamin Franklin

When you become centered, suddenly there is great freedom
because you know you are not the mind and you are not the body.
- Osho


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