The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
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.
It is absurd to look for perfection.
I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
Well, you know, I mean, she was so wonderful, and she really played the role to perfection.
The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
A designer knows he has arrived at perfection not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away.
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
I'm a perfectionist. I can't help it, I get really upset with myself if I fail in the least.
Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.
Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.
The cruelest thing a man can do to a woman is to portray her as perfection.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away. [La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien ? ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien ? enlever.]
The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
The perfect human being is all human beings put together, it is a collective, it is all of us together that make perfection.
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.
To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
These airplanes we have today are no more than a perfection of a child's toy made of paper.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.