43 Quotes About Flaws and Imperfections

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Perfection is simply unattainable in life. There are always flaws and imperfections that can be found when looked from a different point of view. These quotes about flaws and imperfections aim to capture the excellence of the imperfect nature of our world.

“A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections.”

“A true critic ought to dwell upon excellencies rather than imperfections, to discover the concealed beauties of a writer, and communicate to the world such things as are worth their observation.”

“As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.”

“Be real. Embrace that you have weakness. Because everyone does. Embrace that your body is not perfect. Because nobody’s is. Embrace that you have things you can’t control. We all have a list of them.”

“Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.”

“Even imperfection itself may have its ideal or perfect state.”

“Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.”

“Have no fear of perfection ‘ you’ll never reach it.”

“I cling to my imperfection, as the very essence of my being.”

“I never expect to see a perfect work from an imperfect man.”

“Imperfect preparation gives rise to the thousand-fold forms that express physical and mental inferiority and insecurity.”

“Imperfection clings to a person, and if they wait till they are brushed off entirely, they would spin for ever on their axis, advancing nowhere.”

“Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”

“Imperfection is in some sort essential to all that we know of life. It is the sign of life in a mortal body, that is to say, of a state of progress and change. Nothing that lives is, or can be rigidly perfect; part of it is decaying, part nascent.”

“Imperfection is inherited, therefore we all sin, but fighting the war of sin is the greatest war of all because we all die in the end, no matter how hard we fight.”

“Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

“In order to go on living one must try to escape the death involved in perfectionism.”

“It is better to aim at perfection and miss, than to aim at imperfection and hit it”

“It is only imperfection that complains of what is imperfect. The more perfect we are, the more gentle and quiet we become towards the defects of others.”

“Men are more unwilling to have their imperfections known than their crimes.”

“My imperfections and failures are as much a blessing from God as my successes and my talents and I lay them both at his feet.”

“No reckoning made, but sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head.”

“Nothing and no one is perfect. It just takes a good eye to find those hidden imperfections.”

“Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.”

“Perfection doesn’t guarantee success. You don’t have to be perfect to succeed.”

“Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.”

“Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world”

“Practice doesn’t make perfect. Practice reduces the imperfection.”

“Sometimes we strive so hard for perfection that we forget that imperfection is happiness.”

“The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection.”

“The finer the nature, the more flaws it will show through the clearness of it; and it is a law of this universe that the best things shall be seldomest seen in their best form.”

“The only nice thing about being imperfect is the joy it brings to others.”

“There is a kind of beauty in imperfection”

“There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.”

“They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they’d make up their minds.”

“This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections.”

“To banish imperfection is to destroy expression, to check exertion, to paralyze vitality.”

“To be judged for your imperfections is to be judged for being human, mistakes are made, life goes on, don’t let other people change who you are.”

“To be perfect is to develop expanding imperfection.”

“We like the imperfect because it reminds us of ourselves.”

“What an absurd thing it is to pass over all the valuable parts of a man, and fix our attention on his infirmities.”

“Where imperfection ceaseth, heaven begins.”

“You look at the scratch and completely miss the diamond.”

Recognizing your own imperfections and flaws will help you to find a place where you belong.

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