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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.
-Michelangelo

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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