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Perfection and Perseverance


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A collection of quotes on perfection and perseverance.

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Perfection and Perseverance

  1. 1. Perfection and perserverance A collection of quotes
  2. 2. Some people collect quotes to give them inspiration through their daily life.
  3. 3. Some people like them for use in presentations.
  4. 4. I like them because a good quote captures what we are thinking or feeling or hoping in a neat little package. They are the equivalent of a snapshot picture in words.
  5. 5. And the fact that they are usually from a well known person (even if now dead!) gives them an authority over and beyond what they may actually say.
  6. 6. The right quotation, can add interest, thought and support. They can be used to pep up your talks or papers, add to your social network sites or simply for reflection in your day-to-day life. Enjoy...
  7. 7. PERFECTION The pursuit of perfection means you'll never arrive.
  8. 8. “A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault.” ~John Henry Newman A job done well is worth more than a perfect plan.
  9. 9. “Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best.” ~Henry van Dyke You don’t have to be the best singer in the choir to join in the song of life or to delight others with your voice.
  10. 10. “Done is better than perfect.” ~Donna Kozik You can always go back and fill in the details later. Don’t allow your quest for perfection to paralyze you from taking action.
  11. 11. “To escape criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.” ~Elbert Hubbard We are own worst critics. Fear of criticism masquerades as perfectionism and yet it’s not likely someone else is going to think less of you than how you think of yourself.
  12. 12. “Artists who seek perfection in everything are those who cannot attain it in anything.” ~Gustave Flaubert Impossible things can be achieved when we surrender our death-grip on perfect results.
  13. 13. PERSEVERANCE Imagine telling a toddler who is learning to walk, “You’re no good at this—you should quit.”
  14. 14. “Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.” ~Josh Billings If everyone gave up on the things that seem impossible, nothing amazing would ever be accomplished.
  15. 15. “He conquers who endures.” ~Persius You were born with the instinct to persevere and most of your limitations are self-imposed.
  16. 16. “The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence but by oft falling.” ~Lucretius If you want to know what perseverance in action looks like, you just need to look at the persistence of weeds growing in your garden.
  17. 17. “One may go a long way after one is tired.” ~French Proverb The best baseball player misses the ball half the time. It is because he perseveres that he ever hits the ball at all.
  18. 18. “Look at a stone cutter hammering away at his rock, perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred-and-first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not the last blow that did it, but all that had gone before.” ~Jacob A. Riis You could be one swing away from reaching your goal. Are you sure you want to quit now?
  19. 19. If you have enjoyed these why not take a look at Don’t Take My Word for It by Berry Winter Available on Kindle.