Friday, July 27, 2012

The Art of Perfection

Many are plagued with the idea that perfection is achievable.  I don’t believe it is.  Excellence is a definite, but not perfection.  Below are some quotes on the throws of perfection.
“A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.”  ~John Henry Newman
“To escape criticism - do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard
Sometimes... when you hold out for everything, you walk away with nothing.  ~From the television show Ally McBeal
“Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”  ~Confucius, Analects
“When you aim for perfection, you discover it's a moving target.”  ~George Fisher
“Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.”  ~Hugh Prather
“Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it.”  ~Salvador Dali
“When nobody around you seems to measure up, it's time to check your yardstick.”  ~Bill Lemley
“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.”
Donald Miller
“I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business.”
Michael J. Fox

“Nobody's perfect. We're all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels.”
Jeannette Walls, Half Broke Horses

“The maxim, "Nothing prevails but perfection," may be spelled PARALYSIS.”
Winston Churchill

“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 Burns