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Quotes of the Day for 12 February 2003 – Perfection

I had a lot of mail yesterday, forgiving me for the errors I had admitted. At least one pointed out that perfection probably wasn't possible, and encouraged me to use it as a theme to follow yesterday's. Well, nothing else seemed to gel, so why not? Just note that the theme of today's quotes is Perfection; I'm not claiming that the selection, delivery, or even the spelling is perfect.

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The quotes:

The principle mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers.
     - Arthur Koestler

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

The man with insight enough to admit his limitations comes nearest to perfection.
     - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, 1749 - 1832

Striving for perfection is the greatest stopper there is. It's your excuse to yourself for not doing anything. Instead, strive for excellence, doing your best.
     - Laurence Olivier

It seems to me that perfection of means and confusion of goals seems to characterize our age.
     - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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


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