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Lao-TzuPerfection is the willingness to be imperfect.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

George Bernard ShawOnly in books has mankind known perfect truth, love and beauty.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Winston ChurchillThe maxim “Nothing avails but perfection” may be spelt shorter: “Paralysis.”

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Winston ChurchillTo improve is to change, so to be perfect is to change often.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Fernando PessoaWe 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, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

T. S. EliotIt is impossible to design a system so perfect that no one needs to be good.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Vince LombardiPerfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.

—  Vince Lombardi, 1913-1970, American football coach

DanteAs the thing more perfect is, the more it feels of pleasure and of pain.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet


Funny Quotes

Steven WrightIn school they told me “Practice makes perfect.” And then they told me “Nobody's perfect,” so then I stopped practicing.

—  Steven Wright, 1955-, American comedian

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Yogi BerraIf the world were perfect, it wouldn’t be.

—  Yogi Berra, 1925-2015, American baseball player & humorist


Proverbs

International proverbNobody is perfect.

—  International proverb

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