Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Perfection - christiansquoting.org.uk

I am not a perfectionist. My parents were though.

Mutum dan tara ne.- Man is a son of nine, i.e. he never has a perfect 10/10 score.- Hausa proverb, Nigeria.

Perfection consists not in doing extraordinary things, but in doing ordinary things extraordinarlity well. Neglect nothing; the most trivial action may be performed to God.-- Angelique Arnauld.

When a man says that he is perfect already, there is only one of two places for him, and that is heaven or the lunatic asylum. --Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) _Proverbs from Plymouth Pulpit_ [1887]

The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.-- Thomas Carlyle

Abandon all hopes of utopia -- there are people involved.-- Clayton Cramer

Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it. - Salvadore Dali

The surest hindrance of success is to have too high a standard of refinement in our own minds, or too high an opinion of the judgement of the public. He who is determined not to be satisfied with anything short of perfection will never do anything to please himself or others.-- Hazlitt (1778-1830)

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago. - Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 - 1849

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