Perfection

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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.

Saint Augustine

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Asian American success is often presented as something of a horror — robotic, unfeeling machines psychotically hellbent on excelling, products of abusive tiger parenting who care only about test scores and perfection, driven to succeed without even knowing why.

Jenny Zhang

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Every particular in nature, a leaf, a drop, a crystal, a moment of time is related to the whole, and partakes of the perfection of the whole.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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I think the perfection of love is that it's not perfect.

Taylor Swift

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By creating so many illusory images of physical perfection, whether on store aisles or storefront ads, magazine covers or TV shows, we speak more to the profit margins of companies than the self-esteem of today's girls.

Adora Svitak

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Although images of perfection in people's personal lives can cause unhappiness, images of perfect societies — utopian images — can cause monstrous evil. In fact, forcefully changing society to conform to societal images was the greatest cause of evil in the twentieth century.

Dennis Prager

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I gave up my struggle with perfection a long time ago. That is a concept I don't find very interesting anymore. Everyone just wants to look good in the photographs. I think that is where some of the pressure comes from. Be happy. Be yourself, the day is about a lot more.

Anne Hathaway

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The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.

George Orwell

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Anything salty and crunch is a world of perfection to me. Put chips in front of me, and I will eat to the bottom of the bag. Because I have the tendency to do this, I found these amazing Eden Brown Rice Chips. They're the perfect amount of salt and crunch, and there's nothing in them.

Tamara Taylor

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Successful design is not the achievement of perfection but the minimization and accommodation of imperfection.

Henry Petroski

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Perfection — quotes and aphorisms

My mother's wonderful. To me she's perfection.

Michael Jackson

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The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Have no fear of perfection — you'll never reach it.

Salvador Dali

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To feel much for others and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfishness and exercise our benevolent affections, constitute the perfection of human nature.

Adam Smith

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Probably the closest things to perfection are the huge absolutely empty holes that astronomers have recently discovered in space. If there's nothing there, how can anything go wrong?

Richard Brautigan

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The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.

Michelangelo

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You're not looking for perfection in your partner. Perfection is all about the ego. With soulmate love, you know that true love is what happens when disappointment sets in — and you're willing to deal maturely with these disappointments.

Karen Salmansohn

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The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.

Eugene Delacroix

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

Vince Lombardi

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Love is friendship that has caught fire. It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection and makes allowances for human weaknesses.

Ann Landers

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