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I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
Yves Saint Laurent
Look at our Lords disciples. One denied Him; one doubted Him; one betrayed Him. If our Lord couldn't have perfection, how are you going to have it in city government?
Richard J. Daley
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.
If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.
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
I am not strong on perfection.
In this fallen world, I suspect we will never achieve perfection. But that won't stop me trying.
I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.
Ethics is the activity of man directed to secure the inner perfection of his own personality.
I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence I can reach for; perfection is God's business.
Michael J. Fox
If God had made a perfect world, it would be a magic trick, not creation, with no meaning or place for us to learn and create. Mankind is not yet ready for a perfect world. We do not know how to appreciate perfection.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
I probably do have an obsessive personality, but striving for perfection has served me well.
Father was the eldest son and the heir apparent, and he set the standard for being a Rockefeller very high, so every achievement was taken for granted and perfection was the norm.
Like the rest of the genetic lottery, beauty is unfair. Everyone falls short of perfection, but some are luckier than others. Real confidence requires self-knowledge, which includes recognizing one's shortcomings as well as one's strengths.
A principle is the expression of perfection, and as imperfect beings like us cannot practise perfection, we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
If virtue promises happiness, prosperity and peace, then progress in virtue is progress in each of these for to whatever point the perfection of anything brings us, progress is always an approach toward it.
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.
A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection.
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.
Art teaches you the philosophy of life, and if you can't learn it from art, you can't learn it at all. It shows you that there is no perfection. There is light, and there is shadow. Everything is in half tint.
William Morris Hunt
My intention here is to make it clear that not a single cell of my composition, here in regard to The Raven, is found by chance or intuition, that the composition moved towards perfection with the precision and inevitability of a mathematical equation.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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