perfection Quotes

67 of the best book quotes about perfection
“The real questions for parents should be: ‘Are you engaged? Are you paying attention?’ If so, plan to make lots of mistakes and bad decisions. Imperfect parenting moments turn into gifts as our children watch us try to figure out what went wrong and how we can do better next time. The mandate is not to be perfect and raise happy children. Perfection doesn’t exist, and I’ve found what makes children happy doesn’t always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.”
“Simply this: hunting had ceased to be what you call `a sporting proposition.′ It had become too easy. I always got my quarry. Always. There is no greater bore than perfection.”
“Allow yourself to go and do it wrong. Don’t expect to always get it right. It will prevent you from doing anything.”
″ ‘God,’ said the angel touching his sleeve gently, ‘Get some rest tomorrow...’ ‘I can’t,’ said God, ‘I’m so close to creating something so close to myself.’ ”
“Heaven is not a place, and it is not a time. Heaven is being perfect.”
“Who knows her smile has known a perfect thing.”
“I wanted to let the world know that no one had a perfect life, that even the people who seemed to have it all had their secrets.”
“There was something magic in their large and perfect eyes, something that made you want to pay attention to whatever they said, to protect them from any danger, to make them happy. They were so...pretty.”
“I don’t want to be ugly all my life. I want those perfect eyes and lips, and for everyone to look at me and gasp. And for everyone who sees me to think, ‘Who’s that?’ and want to get to know me, and listen to what I say.”
“Time had not made me immune to the perfection of his face, and I was sure that I would never take any aspect of him for granted.”
“Nobody’s life is filled with perfect little moments. And if it were, they wouldn’t be perfect little moments. They would just be normal. How would you ever know happiness if you never experienced downs?”
“I think the perfection of love is that it’s not perfect.”
“But her obsessions tended to be fueled by competition: She needed to dazzle men and jealous-ify women: Of course Amy can cook French cuisine and speak fluent Spanish and garden and knit and run marathons and day-trade stocks and fly a plane and look like a runway model doing it. She needed to be Amazing Amy, all the time. Here in Missouri, the women shop at Target, they make diligent, comforting meals, they laugh about how little high school Spanish they remember. Competition doesn’t interest them.”
“It will never be perfect, but perfect is overrated.”
“There is an unfair responsibility that comes with being an only child - you grow up knowing you aren’t allowed to disappoint, you’re not even allowed to die. There isn’t a replacement toddling around; you’re it. It makes you desperate to be flawless, and it also makes you drunk with the power. In such ways are despots made.”
“We can never know what to want, because, living only one life, we can neither compare it with our previous lives nor perfect it in our lives to come.”
“Those who put themselves in His hands will become perfect, as He is perfect- perfect in love, wisdom, joy, beauty, health, and immortality. The change will not be completed in this life, for death is an important part of the treatment. How far the change will have gone before death in any particular Christian is uncertain.”
“There was never any more inception than there is now, Nor any more youth or age than there is now, And will never be any more perfection than there is now, Nor any more heaven or hell than there is now.”
“You don’t love someone because they’re perfect . . . You love them in spite of the fact that they’re not.”
“Researchers have settled on what they believe is the magic number for true expertise: ten thousand hours.”
“You are perfect. To think anything less is as pointless as a river thinking that it’s got too many curves or that it moves too slowly or that its rapids are too rapid. Says who? You’re on a journey with no defined beginning, middle or end. There are no wrong twists and turns. There is just being. And your job is to be as you as you can be. This is why you’re here. To shy away from who you truly are would leave the world you-less. You are the only you there is and ever will be. I repeat, you are the only you there is and ever will be. Do not deny the world its one and only chance to bask in your brilliance.”
“In the silence, I have found love. I have found love, and peace, and stillness, and gratitude. I used to overwork in order to feel important. What I’m learning now is that feeling important to someone else isn’t valuable to me the way I thought it was. Feeling connected is very valuable.”
“That’s how it is when you leave these things behind—busyness, exhaustion,codependence, compulsive anything—you can see the cracks and brokennesses in your relationships for what they really are, and you realize that you can’t move forward the way you have been, that you have to either fix the cracks or let the connection break—those are the only two honest ways.″”
“An artist’s only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms. ”
Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt.
“Though ne’er to true perfection may arrive This race accurs’d, yet nearer then than now They shall approach it.”
A person had to work hard for it, but a minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
“Yet farther will I open unto thee This wisdom of all wisdoms, uttermost, The which possessing, all My saints have passed To perfectness.”
“Living a ‘perfect’ life is like watching television in black and white; you take out all of the color. We need the adventure, all of the highs and lows, the unexpected heartbreaks, the ecstasy, the challenges, and the sweet, smooth sailing. Life isn’t about picking out the parts you like and leaving the rest, it’s learning to coexist with it all and choosing to see the beauty, the grace, and the hilarity while also experiencing the inevitable disappointment and failure.”
“Even if you are perfect, the world isn’t. The secret is to know that the deck is stacked, that you will lose, that your hands or judgment will slip, and yet still struggle to win for your patients. You can’t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.”
“I’m a believer in the perfectibility of human beings. I think we can be better. I think we can be perfect or near to it. And when we become our best selves, the possibilities are endless.”
“It’s always helpful to remember that when perfectionism is driving, shame is riding shotgun. Perfectionism is not healthy striving. It is not asking, How can I be my best self? Instead, it’s asking, What will people think?”
“In my blinding drive to excel, in my need to do things perfectly, I’d missed the signs and taken the wrong road.”
“Done is better than perfect.”
“And now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.”
“A real diamond is never perfect.”
“Take pains. Be perfect.”
“If you look for perfection, you will never be satisfied.”
Appearing better than others is always dangerous, but most dangerous of all is to appear to have no faults or weaknesses.
“It is not the perfect, but the imperfect, who have need of love.”
“Think progress, not perfection.”
“Women are always to seem to be this and that.”
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
“Firmly persuaded that no evil exists in the world that God did not design to take place, I build my belief on the perfection of God.”
“Lord Jesus, You know the struggle that Tony has. You know the indecision, the shame, the pain of his choices. I pray You would remind him right now of whose child he is. And that when You look at him, You see the perfection of Your Son, Jesus. Thank You that You have conquered sin. Thank You that the evil one is not in control. Give Tony the courage to do what You’re asking him to do, in Your timing.”
“We waste time looking for the perfect lover, instead of creating a perfect love.”
“You are made for perfection, but you are not yet perfect. You are a masterpiece in the making.
“In the surface of the great pearl he could see dreams form. He picked the pearl from the dying flesh and held it in his palm, and he turned it over and saw that its curve was perfect.”
“People are never perfect, but love can be.”
“I’m glad I’m not perfect- I’d be bored to death.”
“The Black was looking out on the open sea; his ears pricked forward, his thin-skinned nostrils quivering, his black mane flowing like windswept flame. Alec could not turn his eyes away; he could not believe such a perfect creature existed.”
“His mane was like a crest, mounting, then falling low. His neck was long and slender, and arched to the small, savagely beautiful head. The head was that of the wildest of all creatures- a stallion born wild- and it was beautiful, savage, and splendid. A stallion with a wonderful physical perfection that matched his savage, ruthless spirit.”
“If there was ever a more perfect day in the history of time it isn’t one I’ve heard about.”
“There’s no such thing as a perfect name.”
“It should not surprise us to find in the one man the perfection of two such lines of activity if we remember that the daily press was already beginning to transform itself and to become what it is to-day- the gazette of crime.”
“There is no Solution! There will never be a state of society anything like perfect!”
“She looks rich. Not flashy rich. The french equivalent of posh. You don’t have hair that perfect unless you spend your days basically doing nothing.”
“If you do not learn to deny yourself, you can make no progress in perfection.”
“In general, people are not drawn to perfection in others. People are drawn to shared interests, shared problems, and an individual’s life energy. Humans connect with humans. Hiding one’s humanity and trying to project an image of perfection makes a person vague, slippery, lifeless, and uninteresting.”
“Practice does not make perfect. It is practice, followed by a night of sleep, that leads to perfection.”
“The greatest illusion,′ said the mole, ‘is that life should be perfect.‘”
“Maria was one of your true aristocrats; the perfection of the hidden things was even more important to her than the outward show.”
“We worship perfection because we can’t have it; if we had it, we would reject it. Perfection is inhuman, because humanity is imperfect.”
“Aristotle thought the earth was stationary and that the sun, the moon, the planets, and the stars moved in circular orbits about the earth. He believed this because he felt, for mystical reasons, that the earth was the center of the universe, and that circular motion was the most perfect.”
“We don’t have to be perfect to be useful.”
“Perfection isn’t welcomed here; I’d like to see your flaws.”

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