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Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies - utopian images - can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.
Perfection is terrible; it cannot have children.
Philosophy is a kind of journey, ever learning yet never arriving at the ideal perfection of truth.
You can't start with imbalance and end with peace, be that in your own body, in an ecosystem or between a government and its people. What we need to strive for is not perfection, but balance.
Free agency, given us through the plan of our Father, is the great alternative to Satan's plan of force. With this sublime gift, we can grow, improve, progress, and seek perfection.
James E. Faust
The perfection of art is to conceal art.
We all parent the best we can. Being human, we're ambivalent. We want perfection for our babies, but we also need sleep.
The world is not imperfect or slowly evolving along a path to perfection. No, it is perfect at every moment, every sin already carries grace in it.
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
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
If I waited for perfection... I would never write a word.
Nobody wants to watch perfection.
When you cook under pressure you trade perfection.
Golf is a search for perfection, for balance. It's about meditation and concentration. You have to use hand and brain.
Film is so much to do with perfection and how differently you can feel about someone at the beginning of the film and the end of the film.
I don't believe in perfection. I don't think there is such a thing. But the energy of wanting things to be great is a perfectionist energy.
We all suffer from the preoccupation that there exists... in the loved one, perfection.
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
The perfection of our union, especially our commitment to equality of opportunity, has been a story of constant striving to live up to our Founding principles. This is what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said, 'In giving freedom to the slave, we assure freedom to the free - honorable alike in what we give, and what we preserve.'
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.
So we strive for perfection in the areas in which we can control, and that isn't necessarily what provides contentment and joy for ourselves and, more importantly, for our children.
Sarah Jessica Parker
We will not attain a state of perfection in this life, but we can and should press forward with faith in Christ along the strait and narrow path and make steady progress toward our eternal destiny.
David A. Bednar
Not a having and a resting, but a growing and becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it.
Koons's work has always stood apart for its one-at-a-time perfection, epic theatricality, a corrupted, almost sick drive for purification, and an obsession with traditional artistic values.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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