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 (1865 - 1939)
Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. The Choice
Contributed by: Zaady
In this broad earth of ours, Amid the measureless grossness and the slag, Enclosed and safe within its central heart, Nestles the seed of perfection.
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Source: Song of the Universal
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Voltaire (1694 - 1778)
Wisdom consists of knowing when to avoid perfection.
People throw away what they could have by insisting on perfection, which they cannot have, and looking for it where they will never find it.
The closest anyone ever comes to perfection is on a job application form.
When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.
You still don't know what you're dealing with do you? Perfect organism. Its structural perfection is matched only by its hostility. . . I admire its purity, a survivor, unclouded by conscience, remorse or delusions of morality
The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.
It is better to aim at perfection and miss, than to aim at imperfection and hit it
Thomas Watson (1874 - 1956)
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