Ten Quotes — Why People Don’t Expect or Want Perfection!

The Birds Know Best!

Use what talents you have. The woods would have little music if no birds sang their song except those who sang best. ~ Rev. Oliver G. Wilson ~

Every Day Begin Anew!

Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them, every day begin the task anew. ~ St. Francis de Sales ~


Friendships aren’t perfect, and yet they are very precious. For me, not expecting perfection all in one place was a great release. ~ Letty Cottin Pogrebin ~

Life is to be Lived!

The maxim “Nothing avails but perfection” may be spelled “Paralysis.” ~ Sir Winston Churchill ~

Stop the Fussing!

At times, failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism. ~ John Berger ~

It’s a Dangerous Madness!

Perfection does not exist. To understand this is the triumph of human intelligence – to expect to possess it is the most dangerous kind of madness. ~ Alfred de Musset ~

Change is Gonna Happen!

Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped. ~ Lillian Hellman ~

Just do Your Best!

Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. You’ll be afraid you can’t achieve it. It’s your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best. ~ Sir Laurence Olivier ~

Our Dreams!

Perfection never exists in reality, but only in our dreams. ~ Dr. Rudolf Dreikurs ~

Enjoy Your Life!

You’re only human, you’re supposed to make mistakes. ~ Billy Joel ~

…and if you want an Exciting Life!

I don’t think perfect is interesting. I think what makes life exciting is the imperfections. ― Mary Frann

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