Perfection Sayings and Quotes

Being perfect is a lofty goal, and some would argue, an unattainable one. Everyone has a different opinion about what perfection looks like for them. Strive to be and achieve the best with the wise and insightful perfection quotes below.

Trifle makes perfection, and perfection is not trifle. Michelangelo
How many things by season seasoned are / To their right praise and true perfection! William Shakespeare
Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see, / Thinks what ne'er was, nor is, nor e'er shall be. Alexander Pope
Pictures of perfection as you know make me sick and wicked. Jane Austen
To live is to change, and to be perfect is to have changed often. John Henry Newman
Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, / Dead perfection, no more. Alfred Lord Tennyson
Faultless to a fault. Robert Browning
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it. James Stephens
The intellect of man is forced to choose. Perfection of the life, or of the work. W.B. Yeats
The intellect of man is forced to choose. Perfection of the life, or of the work. W.B. Yeats
Forget your perfect offering / There is a crack in everything / That's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen
It's a delightful thing to think of perfection; but it's vastly more amusing to talk of errors and absurdities. Fanny Burney
Nothing is an umixed blessing. Horace
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. St. Augustine of Hippo
The perfect is the enemy of the good. Voltaire
I am (You are) perpetually evolving perfection. Dr. Ganz Ferrance
Perfection is not a polished thing. It is often simply something that is sincerely meant. Perfection is a job complete, praise given, prayer heard. It can be kindness shown, thanks offered up. Perfection is what we discover in each other, what we see reflected back. And if perfection eludes us, that doesn't matter. For what we have within the moment is enough. Jenny
The sweetest perfection / To call my own / The slightest correction / Couldn't finely hone / The sweetest infection / Of body and mind / Sweetest injection / Of any kind Martin Gore
This world is such perfection" (What a sight) / It's just like paradise" (For your eyes) / A truly grand creation (What a sight) / From up here it looks so nice (For my eyes) Alice Cooper
In the beginning the world was so bright / Perfection was there for all man / So pray and believe in / The lords holy light / And we'll have perfection again / Pray and believe in / The lords holy light and we'll have perfection again Geoff Workman
Although from godly grace I fall, / For sensed with sin my every act is, / 'Twere better not to preach at all, / Then I would have no need to practice. / So Sabbath day I'll sneak away, / And though the Church grieve my defection, / In sunny woodland I will pray: / "God save us from Perfection!" Robert William Service
Make thyself known, Sibyl, or let despair / Of knowing thee be absolute; I wait / Hour-long and waste a soul. What word of fate / Hides 'twixt the lips which smile and still forbear? / Secret perfection! Mystery too fair! Edward Dowden

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