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Published Tuesday, August 30, 2016 @ 4:36 PM EDT
Aug 30 2016

Aim for success, not perfection.
-Dr. David M. Burns

American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
-W. Somerset Maugham

Don't expect perfect products unless you are willing to pay for perfection.
-Robert Siegmeister

Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it.
-James Stephens

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

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

It is of no use to possess a lively wit if it is not of the right proportion: the perfection of a clock is not to go fast, but to be accurate.
-Luc de Clapiers

Out of perfection nothing can be made.
-Joseph Campbell

People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
-Edith Schaeffer

Perfection belongs to narrated events, not to those we live.
-Primo Levi

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.
-Alfred de Musset

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 waste of time.
-Kim De Coite

Perfection is finally attained, not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Perfection is shallow, unreal, and fatally uninteresting.
-Anne Lamott

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

The maxim 'Nothing but perfection' may be spelled 'Paralysis.'.
-Winston Churchill

The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
-George F. Will

There is no perfection only life.
-Milan Kundera

Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.

We have all been expelled from the Garden, but the ones who suffer most in exile are those who are still permitted to dream of perfection.
-Stanley Kunitz

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