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The Best Quotes About Perfection 

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Updated June 14, 2019 302 votes 99 voters 12.4k views

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A list of the best perfection quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous perfection quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic perfection quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational perfection quotes from that same writer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best quotes about perfection?" and "What are inspirational perfection quotes?"

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No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
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Everything is perfect in the universe -- even your desire to improve it. Wayne Dyer
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Striving to better, oft we mar what's well. William Shakespeare
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It is no crime not to be perfect
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The true perfection of man lies not in what man has, but in what man is. Oscar Wilde
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The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark. William Butler Yeats
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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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The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.
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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-Exupéry
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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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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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Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller
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The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement. George Will
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No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves. William Hazlitt
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No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.
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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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Perfection has one grave defect. It is apt to be dull. W. Somerset Maugham
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Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson