Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness.
The term "perfection" is actually used to designate a range of diverse, if often kindred, concepts. These concepts have historically been addressed in a number of discrete disciplines, notably mathematics, physics, chemistry, ethics, aesthetics, ontology, and theology.
Famous quotes containing the word perfection:
“It is in this power of saying everything, and yet saying nothing too plainly, that the perfection of art ... consists.”
—John Ruskin (18191900)
“The man who, from the beginning of his life, has been bathed at length in the soft atmosphere of a woman, in the smell of her hands, of her bosom, of her knees, of her hair, of her supple and floating clothes, ... has contracted from this contact a tender skin and a distinct accent, a kind of androgyny without which the harshest and most masculine genius remains, as far as perfection in art is concerned, an incomplete being.”
—Charles Baudelaire (18211867)
“Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it, said the Philosopher.”
—James Kenneth Stephens (18821950)