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The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.

American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.
Perfection is a trifle dull. It is not the least of life's ironies that this, which we all aim at, is better not quite achieved.
No barber shaves so close but another finds his work.
No good work whatever can be perfect, and the demand for perfection is always a sign of a misunderstanding of the ends of art.
Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
Measure not by the scale of perfection the meager product of reality.
If there was nothing wrong in the world there wouldn't be anything for us to do.
The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection --even though nothing more than the pounding of an old piano --is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star.
All excellent things are as difficult as they are rare.
Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it, said the Philosopher.
Faultily faultless, icily regular, splendidly null, dead perfection; no more.
The nearest to perfection that most people come is when filling out an employment application.
No one becomes perfect, but some become great.
It is no crime not to be perfect
Perfectionism is the enemy of creation, as extreme self-solitude is the enemy of well-being.
So much perfection argues rottenness somewhere.
I have always suspected that correctness is the last refuge of those who have nothing to say.
The pursuit of perfection often impedes improvement.
Trying too hard to be too good, even when trying to be bad, is too good for the bad, too bad for the good.
To accomplish the perfect perfection, a little imperfection helps.
Everything that looks too perfect is too perfect to be perfect.
We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.
In trying to be perfect, he perfected the art of anonymity.
When there is noise and crowds, there is trouble; when everything is silent and perfect, there is just perfection and nothing to fill the air.
To be neat in a culture that prizes neatness may bespeak a very different, less aberrant biological state than the same behavior in a culture that has adopted different values. Whether a particular behavioral style like perfectionism is deviant is very much a matter of cultural expections.