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No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
~ John Ruskin

 

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No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
~ Anonymous

 

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

 

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Nothing would be done at all if one waited until one could do it so well that no one could find fault with it.
~ Cardinal J. Newman

 

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One that desires to excel should endeavor in those things that are in themselves most excellent.
~ Epictetus

 

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Perfect works are rare, because they must be produced at the happy moment when taste and genius unite; and this rare conjuncture, like that of certain planets, appears to occur only after the revolution of several cycles, and only lasts for an instant.
~ Vicomte De Chateaubriand

 

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Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection never our lot.
~ C. J. Weber

 

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Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.
~ Angelique Arnauld

 

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Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

 

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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

 

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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

 

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Perfection is our goal, excellence will be tolerated.
~ J. Yahl

 

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Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.
~ Doug Horton

 

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Perfection is the child of time.
~ Joseph Hall

 

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Perfection is what American women expect to find in their husbands... but English women only hope to find in their butlers.
~ W. Somerset Maugham

 

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Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
~ John Updike

 

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So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.
~ Beatrice Potter Webb

 

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Striving to better, oft we mar what's well.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
~ EugFne Delacroix

 

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The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
~ Stanely J. Randall

 

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