Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Make every detail perfect and limit the number of details to perfect.
Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
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.
Bachelor’s wives and old maid’s children are always perfect.
So mild, so merciful, so strong, so good, So patient, peaceful, loyal, loving, pure.
Only the heart without a stain knows perfect ease.
A perfect human being: Man in search of his ideal of perfection. Nothing less.
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see Thinks what ne’er was, nor is, nor shall be.