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Abbé Pierre

Quote of Abbé Pierre - Do not wait to be perfect...

Biography - Abbé Pierre:

Born Henri Marie Joseph Grouès. French Catholic priest, he startet international solidarity movement to help poor and homeless people.
Born: 1912 - Died: 2007
21st century
20th century
Place of birth: France

Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.

Do not wait to be perfect to start something good.



(French, German)

Il ne faut pas attendre d'être parfait pour commencer quelque chose de bien.

Warte nicht, perfekt zu sein, um etwas Gutes zu beginnen.

See also 

See also...

The best is the enemy of good.

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

To do good needs no consideration.

Good is not something to contemplate; it is something to be done.

It is a thousand times easier to do good than to do it well.

The time is always right to do what is right.

There is no need to wait to be saved to be human.

Quotes for: good


Quotes for: good

The usual pretext of those who make others unhappy is that they do it for their own good.

Where all is well, there is no such thing as injustice. Justice and goodness are inseparable.

How far that little candle throws its beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.

For there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.

It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well.

Quotes for: perfection


Quotes about perfection:

I hold that the perfection of form and beauty is contained in the sum of all men.

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

It seems that perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

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

Joy is the transition of man from a less to a greater perfection.

The perfect does not lie in quantity but in quality.


Abbé Pierre also said...

Learning to love is why we are here.

A smile costs less than electricity, but gives much light.

We have as much need of reasons for living as of the necessities of life.

Everyone's responsibility involves two acts: wanting to know and daring to say.

Simplicity can only exist in what is true.

To have suffered oneself makes one much more understanding of others' suffering.

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