"I am careful not to confuse excellence with perfection. Excellence, I can reach for; perfection is God's business."
- Michael J. Fox
"The Latin root for the word 'perfect' means only 'finished,' not 'without flaws' - to be whole doesn't mean we have to be perfect."
- Sue Bender
"The word 'perfect' really means, be who God intended you to be; be fully mature and ripe. That's a much more inviting concept than our usual idea of perfect, which is rooted in perfectionism."
- Kathleen Norris
"When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another."
- Helen Keller
"Do all the good you can by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as you ever can."
- John Wesley
"Each activity of daily life in which we stretch ourselves on behalf of others is a prayer in action."
- Richard J. Foster
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."
- Steve Prefontaine
"We just want to keep improving. Every game, every situation we're in, we want to bring that effort and bring that energy. We're not looking at a number. We just want to keep going."
- David West