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He is lifeless that is faultless.

He that seeks perfection on earth leaves nothing new for the saints to find in heaven; as long as men teach, there will be mistakes in divinity; and as long as they govern, errors in state.

He who boasts of being perfect is perfect in folly. I never saw a perfect man. Every rose has its thorns, and every day its night. Even the sun shows spots, and the skies are darkened with clouds. And faults of some kind nestle in every bosom.

I don't like a man to be too efficient. He's likely to be not human enough.

I like a man with faults, especially when he knows it. To err is human- I'm uncomfortable around gods.

I'll take any way to get into the Hall of Fame. If they want a batboy, I'll go in as a batboy.

If I'd been a housemaid, I'd have been the best in Australia-I couldn't help it. It's got to be perfection for me.

If we pretend to have reached either perfection or satisfaction, we have degraded ourselves and our work. God's work only may express that, but ours may never have that sentence written upon it, "Behold it was very good."

If you're looking for perfection, look in the mirror. If you find it there, expect it elsewhere.

It is reasonable to have perfection in our eye that we may always advance toward it, though we know it can never be reached.

It is the function of perfection to make one know one's imperfection.

Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.

One must not hold one's self so divine as to be unwilling occasionally to make improvements in one's creations.

Perfect order is the forerunner of perfect horror.

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarity well. Neglect nothing; the most trivial action may be performed to God.

Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.

Perfection does not exist; to understand it is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness.

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

Perfection is no more a requisite to art than to heroes.

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


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