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''Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it,'' said the Philosopher.
~ James Stephens

 

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Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
~ Baruch (Benedict de) Spinoza

 

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American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

 

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Be ye therefore perfect, eve as your Father who is in heaven is perfect.
~ Bible

 

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Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.
~ Chris Evert

 

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Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it.
~ Wayne Dyer

 

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Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.
~ Lord Alfred Tennyson

 

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Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.
~ William Ellery Channing

 

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

 

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I don't like these cold, precise, perfect people who, in order not to speak wrong, never speak at all, and in order not to do wrong, never do anything.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

 

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I have always suspected that correctness is the last refuge of those who have nothing to say.
~ Friedrich Wasiman

 

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I have no faith in human perfectibility. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active --not more happy --nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
~ Edgar Allan Poe

 

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If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world, he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
~ Josh Billings

 

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If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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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

 

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It is no crime not to be perfect
~ Anonymous

 

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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

 

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Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.
~ Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

 

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No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.
~ English Proverb

 

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