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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
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.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
The fact of storytelling hints at a fundamental human unease, hints at human imperfection. Where there is perfection there is no story to tell.
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 am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style.
Yves Saint Laurent
Perfection of means and confusion of ends seem to characterize our age.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.
To make one good action succeed another, is the perfection of goodness.
Ali ibn Abi Talib
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
W. Somerset Maugham
The great accomplishment of Jobs's life is how effectively he put his idiosyncrasies - his petulance, his narcissism, and his rudeness - in the service of perfection.
Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.
It is absurd to look for perfection.
However, the fact that the tanks had now been raised to such a pitch of technical perfection that they could cross our undamaged trenches and obstacles did not fail to have a marked effect on our troops.
Paul von Hindenburg
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.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.
Perfection is such a nuisance that I often regret having cured myself of using tobacco.
Discretion is the perfection of reason, and a guide to us in all the duties of life.
Great sculptors and artists spend countless hours perfecting their talents. They don't pick up a chisel or a brush and palette, expecting immediate perfection. They understand that they will make many errors as they learn, but they start with the basics, the key fundamentals first.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.
There is a difference between a fighter and a martial artist. A fighter is training for a purpose: He has a fight. I'm a martial artist. I don't train for a fight. I train for myself. I'm training all the time. My goal is perfection. But I will never reach perfection.
Salesmanship, too, is an art; the perfection of its technique requires study and practice.
James Cash Penney
When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.
By divine design, men and women are intended to progress together toward perfection and a fulness of glory. Because of their distinctive temperaments and capacities, males and females each bring to a marriage relationship unique perspectives and experiences.
David A. Bednar
Our demand for good looks, expressed in the biting comments that ensue when public figures fall short of perfection, puts enormous pressures on these individuals and may screen out the otherwise qualified. If video killed the radio star, it may also be doing away with the homely politician.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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