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

  Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.  
 -  Albert Einstein

  This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.  
 -  Isaac Asimov

  A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.  
 -  Joseph Addison

  The perfection of art is to conceal art.  
 -  Sean Quinn

  It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.  
 -  Joseph Addison

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

  Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.  
 -  Colin Powell

  To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.  
 -  Maya Angelou

  leasure in the job puts perfection in the work.  
 -  Maya Angelou

  Perfection of moral virtue does not wholly take away the passions, but regulates them.  
 -  Maya Angelou

  In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.  
 -  Alice Walker

  God who is eternally complete, who directs the stars, who is the master of fates, who elevates man from his lowliness to Himself, who speaks from the cosmos to every single human soul, is the most brilliant manifestation of the goal of perfection.  
 -  Alfred Adler

  I'm a perfectionist. Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's okay if there are flaws here and there.  
 -  Tyra Banks

  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

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

  They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.  
 -  Winston Churchill

  Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.  
 -  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.  
 -  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.  
 -  Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.  
 -  Chuck Palahniuk

  Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.  
 -  Khalil Gibran

  Style is the perfection of a point of view.  
 -  Richard Eberhart

  Jonathan is that brilliant little fire that burns within us all, that lives only for those moments when we reach perfection.  
 -  Richard Bach

  I'm chasing perfection.  
 -  Kobe Bryant

  It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.  
 -  Oscar Wilde

  It is failure that guides evolution; perfection provides no incentive for improvement, and nothing is perfect.  
 -  Colson Whitehead

  I'm a perfectionist. I'm not going to cheat the people.  
 -  Dick Dale

  Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.  
 -  Marilyn Monroe

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

  Perfection is the child of time.  
 -  Joseph Hall

  Humor has justly been regarded as the finest perfection of poetic genius.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle

  Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle

  A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.  
 -  Thomas Carlyle

  Perfection isn't attainable, that's why we demand it from others.  
 -  Vincent Van Gogh

  If someone is too perfect they won't look good. Imperfection is important.  
 -  Eric Cantona

  Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.  
 -  Edward Felten

  The potentiality of perfection outweighs actual contradictions... Existence in itself is here to prove that it cannot be an evil.  
 -  Rabindranath Tagore

  I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.  
 -  Michael J. Fox

  There is a danger of changing too much in the search for perfection.  
 -  Agnetha Faltskog

  Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.  
 -  Gustave Flaubert

  Freedom from care and anxiety of mind is a blessing, which I apprehend such people enjoy in higher perfection than most others, and is of the utmost consequence.  
 -  Giovanni Falcone

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

  We already have perfect compassion, perfect wisdom, perfect joy. We only need to settle our minds so they can arise from deep within us.  
 -  Buddha

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

  No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.  
 -  William Hazlitt

  Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.  
 -  Martha Graham

  There is a kind of beauty in imperfection.  
 -  Conrad Hall

  I love imperfections.  
 -  Lady Gaga

  A diva is someone who is a perfectionist, who does her best in her craft.  
 -  Patti LaBelle

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

  Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics.  
 -  Maimonides

  I'm a perfectionist.  
 -  Natalie Imbruglia

  I'm quite confident with the way that I look but you find something else to focus on don't you if, I mean I, I have body issues that's my thing so you find something to focus on when you're a perfectionist, I think.  
 -  Natalie Imbruglia

  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 not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.  
 -  Vince Lombardi

  You'll see more and more perfection of that - computer as servant. But the next thing is going to be computer as a guide or agent.  
 -  Steve Jobs

  You will not dishonor the divine perfections by judgments unworthy of them, provided you never judge of Him by yourself, provided you do not ascribe to the Creator the imperfections and limitations of created beings.  
 -  Nicolas Malebranche

  I am a perfectionist.  
 -  Katherine Jenkins

  Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.  
 -  W. Somerset Maugham

  I suspect the secret of personal attraction is locked up in our unique imperfections, flaws and frailties.  
 -  Connie Mack

  Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.  
 -  Connie Mack

  Perfection doesn't exist.  
 -  Andres Iniesta

  It seems that the creative faculty and the critical faculty cannot exist together in their highest perfection.  
 -  W. Somerset Maugham

  Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.  
 -  Michelangelo

  The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.  
 -  Michelangelo

  My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection.  
 -  Michael Jackson

  I'm never pleased with anything, I'm a perfectionist, it's part of who I am.  
 -  Michael Jackson

  Were I to await perfection, my book would never be finished.  
 -  Chinese proverb