In his baccalaureate address to the Class of 1946, President MacCracken sought to rescue the term “perfectionist” from “the opprobrium” that clung to it.  “The perfectionist,” he said, “that people talk about is the one who is always judging others, never himself.  He makes no allowances, he is intolerant, sanctimonious, pietistic, complaining.  The true perfectionist condemns no one but simply presses toward the mark.”  He urged the class to never lose trust “in that perfection which we know at the start we shall never attain.”     The New York Times