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When you're passionate about something, you want it to be all it can be. But in the endgame of life, I fundamentally believe the key to happiness is letting go of that idea of perfection.
The perfection of Christian character depends wholly upon the grace and strength found alone in God.
Ellen G. White
Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.
But quality of work can be expected only through personal satisfaction, dedication and enjoyment. In our profession, precision and perfection are not a dispensible luxury, but a simple necessity.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
It is through art, and through art only, that we can realise our perfection.
Like many people, most Libertarians feel empathy and sympathy for less fortunate people. But they know you can't have perfection in a world of limited resources.
To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.
An artist's only concern is to shoot for some kind of perfection, and on his own terms, not anyone else's.
J. D. Salinger
I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
Yves Saint Laurent
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
A day spent without the sight or sound of beauty, the contemplation of mystery, or the search of truth or perfection is a poverty-stricken day; and a succession of such days is fatal to human life.
In terms of popular cinema, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' is as near perfection as I can think of.
I want to say at once that I frankly believe that Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that has ever lived.... His songs are exquisite cameos of perfection, and each one of them is as beautiful as its neighbor. Irving Berlin remains, I think, America's Schubert.
Perfection has to do with the end product, but excellence has to do with the process.
In a time not distant, it will be possible to flash any image formed in thought on a screen and render it visible at any place desired. The perfection of this means of reading thought will create a revolution for the better in all our social relations.
I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well.
A lot of people from my generation of music are so focused on playing things correctly or to perfection that they're stuck in that safe place.
Husbands, be patient with your wives; and wives, be patient with your husbands. Don't expect perfection. Find agreeable ways to work out the differences that arise.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
Actually, I can't imagine anything more tedious than a perfect person, especially if it was someone who also demanded perfection from me.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
Reason is the life of the law; nay, the common law itself is nothing else but reason - the law which is perfection of reason.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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