Better to do something imperfectly than
to do nothing flawlessly.
Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very
silent if no birds sang except
those that sang best.
Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your
right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move
forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting
fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a
happier and more productive person.
Perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.
Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism.
Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically,
make you a far happier and more productive person.
The way to succeed is to double your error rate.
Perfection has one grave defect: it is apt to be dull.
I think perfectionism is based on the obsessive belief
that if you run carefully enough, hitting each stepping-stone just right, you won't have
to die. The truth is you will die anyway and that a lot of people who aren't even looking
at their feet are going to do a whole lot better than you, and have a lot more fun while
they're doing it.
A diamond with a flaw is better than a
common stone that is perfect.
angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot
make yourself as you wish to be.
is perfect..that’s why pencils have erasers
Gold cannot be pure and people cannot be perfect
They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you that practice makes
perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.
As long as you live, keep learning
how to live
Have no fear of perfection - you’ll
never reach it
You see, when weaving a blanket, an Indian woman leaves a flaw in the
weaving of that blanket to let the soul out
quotes compiled by Gary Hyink and Bill Blackman. Additional quotes
thanks to Felicia Daniels, Alyssa Boyett and Katie Lusk.