Best 1 441 of Perfection quotes - MyQuotes
John Desmond Bernal
As a scientist Miss [Rosalind] Franklin was distinguished by extreme clarity and perfection in everything she undertook. Her photographs are among the most beautiful X-ray photographs of any substance ever taken.
To achieve perfection, one must first begin by not understanding many things! And if we understand too quickly, we may not understand well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Underneath the inharmonious and trivial particulars, is a musical perfection, the Ideal journeying always with us, the heaven without rent or seam.
The pursuit of perfection may be impossible, but if we chase perfection, we just might catch excellence.
Don't search for perfection nor seek the approval of others; your inner positive fulfillment doesn't depend on them.
As long as algebra and geometry have been separated, their progress have been slow and their uses limited; but when these two sciences have been united, they have lent each mutual forces, and have marched together towards perfection.
I don't like perfection - I think it's dangerous. There is nothing after perfection.
Little pieces of heaven, of perfection, surround every piece of the world. This greatness is a dust so fine that you must tune your mind to find it. But when you can see, see the pieces of perfection, you will find that every being, every object in this world has a little piece of heaven in it, good in the most unlikely places. Find the beauty in everything, everyone in this world, including yourself.
Self-disciplin e is necessary, but so is playfulness, flexibility, joy. When you stop demanding perfection of yourself, your writing desk will become a spacious place.
Poetry should be vital--either stirring our blood by its divine movements or snatching our breath by its divine perfection. To do both is supreme glory, to do either is enduring fame.
The body must be perfection before the will is a functioning unit
In creation alone there is the possibility of perfection.
Dont brag about being perfect..imperfections are what makes you attractive..
Michael Bassey Johnson
I have read the bible, seen its errors and perfections, but the bits of lie contained therein has contaminated the truth.
The perfection of moral character consists in this, in passing every day as the last, and in being neither violently excited nor torpid nor playing the hypocrite.
It does not need to be perfect - or technically correct - to be magic
The journey itself IS the reward. NOT the destination or future event.
Repetition is the mother of perfection.
To have a reputation for being noble, she thought, is more confining than to be known as a wit. On the rare days when a comedian has no jokes, people pardon the lapse. There is no forgiving a saint's occasional day of sin.
Each of us is merely one human being, merely an experiment, a way station. But each of us should be on the way toward perfection, should be striving to reach the center, not the periphery.
But stories are like people, Atticus. Loving them doesn’t make them perfect. You try to cherish their virtues and overlook their flaws. The flaws are still there, though. " "But you don’t get mad. Not like Pop does." "No, that’s true, I don’t get mad. Not at stories. They do disappoint me sometimes." He looked at the shelves. "Sometimes, they stab me in the heart.
In Japan, I took part in a tea ceremony. You go into a small room, tea is served, and that's it really, except that everything is done with so much ritual and ceremony that a banal daily event is transformed into a moment of communion with the universe.
To be intuitive is to possess a godly characteristic: to be bad at second-guessing the good.
For whatever it's worth, I believe we're born imperfect, and perfection, whatever that may be, is unattainable by us mere humans.
Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
Every time I think about that girl, my mind commits a sin.
Luc De Clapiers
It is no great advantage to possess a quick wit, if it is not correct; the perfection is not speed but uniformity.
To seek the perfection of the warrior's spirit is the only task worthy of our temporariness, our manhood.
Expecting perfection from ourselves or others is not what holiness is about.
If anyone would tell you the shortest, surest way to all happiness and all perfection, he must tell you to make a rule to yourself to thank and praise God for everything that happens to you.
It is difficult to live with the pure. They do not condemn you; they forgive you. This forgiveness is more terrible than a judgment.
Apology is mankind's nearest course to perfection.
I always had the sense that nothing was never good enough - striving for perfection. My mother and I had a sort of typical mother-daughter relationship.
In this temporal existence, perfection is an illusion, regardless of those who believe in its concept. Perfection is devoid of any value. Perfection, after all, implies you've reached the zenith. There is no possibility or potentiality. There is no room for imagination. There is no ability to visualize a concept. Perfection is limited by its own nature, which in short, is zero.
Perfection is, after all, a form of banality.
Why we are here: To tremble at the terrible beauty of the stars, to shed a tear at the perfection of Beethoven's symphonies, and to crack a cold one now and then.
Humility is courage, the open acceptance of your own perfection.
I'm training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.
You are not white, but a rainbow of colors. You are not black, but golden. You are not just a nationality, but a citizen of the world. You are not just for the right or left, but for what is right over the wrong. You are not just rich or poor, but always wealthy in the mind and heart. You are not perfect, but flawed. You are flawed, but you are just. You may just be conscious human, but you are also a magnificent reflection of God.
But one day you're going to wake up to the smell of a friend making burnt toast and warm coffee, and you're going to smile with relief knowing you made it. Knowing somebody found ways to love you.
Only in grammar can you be more than perfect.
Perfection is almost an illness with me, but sometimes I have moments where everything is absolutely clear and you can feel, rather than think.
Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
Propriety is that perfection of style which comes when a work is authoritatively constructed on approved principles. It arises from prescription, from usage, or from nature.
Self-culture has been loudly and boastfully proclaimed as sufficient for all our ideals of perfection. But if we listen to the best men and women everywhere ... they will say that science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings.
Perfection's awesome... So I strive for it every day.
We should amuse our evening hours of life in cultivating the tender plants, and bringing them to perfection, before they are transplanted to a happier clime.
The pursuit of perfection prevents achievement of the satisfactory.
Expecting perfection is the new extreme fundamentalism. Our addiction to attacking women, having unrealistic standards, and finding anything we can to discredit them, shows our rage addiction and expecting perfection is just a new way of repackaging hating women, and it is so destructive and dangerous. People apologize, grow and change. Let them.
Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect change is the way to perfect them. It gets the name of wilfulness when it will not admit of a lawful change to the better. Therefore constancy without knowledge cannot be always good. In things ill it is not virtue, but an absolute vice.
Richard M. Nixon
We must recognize that the goal of a cleaner environment will not be achieved by rhetoric or moral dedication alone. It will not be cheap or easy and the costs will have to be borne by each citizen, consumer and taxpayer. How clean is clean enough can only be answered in terms of how much we are willing to pay and how soon we seek success... It is simplistic to seek ecological perfection at the cost of bankrupting the very tax-paying enterprises which must pay for the social advances we seek.