Perfection Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old perfection quotes, perfection sayings, and perfection proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarily well.     

Angelique Arnauld

Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural.     

Paul Acquasanta

Perfect is determined in shortened measures of time, not over long periods of time or lifetimes. It would be unnatural.     

W. Somerset Maugham

Perfection is terrible, it cannot have children.

Sylvia Plath

Perfection' is man's ultimate illusion. It simply doesn't exist in the universe.... If you are a perfectionist, you are guaranteed to be a loser in whatever you do.     

David D. Burns

Perfection is perfectly simple; fouling things up requires true skill.

Douglas Horton

Perfection is worth striving for, even if it is ultimately unattainable in this life.     

Joseph B. Wirthlin

So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.     

Beatrice Potter Webb

Fix your eyes on perfection and you make almost everything speed towards it.     

William Ellery Channing

No one ever approaches perfection except by stealth, and unknown to themselves.     

William Hazlitt

Perfection is an undiscovered jewel.     

Edward Counsel

Producing perfection from imperfection is, after all, the highest of art forms.     

Frank Herbert

A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect.     

Haruki Murakami

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them.      

Owen Feltham

We adore perfection because we can't have it; it would disgust us if we had it. Perfect is inhuman, because human is imperfect.     

Fernando Pessoa

The thing about perfection is it's unknowable. It's impossible. But it's always right in front of you.     

Kevin Flynn

The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.     

Dante Alighieri

Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.     

Anne Lamott

The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.     

Confucius

The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.     

Matthew Arnold