|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
| Trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle.|
Michael Angelo. See C. C. ColtonLacon.
|Whats come to perfection perishes,|
Things learned on earth we shall practise in heaven;
Works done least rapidly Art most cherishes.
Robert BrowningOld Pictures in Florence. St. 17.
|The very pink of perfection.|
GoldsmithShe Stoops to Conquer. Act I. Sc. 1.
|Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see,|
Thinks what neer was, nor is, nor eer shall be.
PopeEssay on Criticism. Pt. II. L. 53.
|Whose dear perfection hearts that scornd to serve|
Humbly calld mistress.
Alls Well That Ends Well. Act V. Sc. 3. L. 16.
|How many things by season seasond are|
To their right praise and true perfection!
Merchant of Venice. Act V. Sc. 1. L. 107.
|It is the witness still of excellency|
To put a strange face on his own perfection.
Much Ado About Nothing. Act II. Sc. 3. L. 48.
| A man cannot have an idea of perfection in another, which he was never sensible of in himself.|
SteeleThe Tatler. No. 227.
|In this broad earth of ours,|
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed perfection.
Walt WhitmanSong of the Universal.