99+ Best Imperfection Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Imperfect means not perfect. Profoundly inspirational imperfection quotes will make you look at life differently and help you live a meaningful life.

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Famous Imperfection Quotes

None, none descends into himself, to find The secret imperfections of his mind: But every one is eagle-ey’d to see Another’s faults, and his deformity. — John Dryden

Cry within. Meditate within. Dive within. Your inner achievements will far outweigh your outer imperfections. — Sri Chinmoy

Don’t you know your imperfections is a wonderful blessing, from heaven is where you got it from — Kendrick Lamar

But those who seek only reassurance from life will never be more than tourists—seeing everything and trying to possess what can only be felt. Beauty is the shadow of imperfection. — Simon Van Booy

Imperfection is underrated. Perfection is overrated. — Helena Bonham Carter

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Though we best know and cannot deny our imperfections, it is not for us to lose our self-reliance and true manhood. — Nicolas Chamfort

I love this world because it is imperfect. It is imperfect, and that’s why it is growing; if it was perfect it would have been dead. Growth is possible only if there is imperfection. I would like you to remember again and again, I am imperfect, the whole universe is imperfect, and to love this imperfection, to rejoice in this imperfection is my whole message. — Rajneesh

How did people do this – swallow all their fears and trust someone else so implicitly with every imperfection and fear they had… — Stephenie Meyer

I do think imperfection’s underrated. — Helena Bonham Carter

In my eyes, perfection is imperfection — Ville Valo

Even if I knew nothing of the atoms, I would venture to assert on the evidence of the celestial phenomena themselves, supported by many other arguments, that the universe was certainly not created for us by divine power: it is so full of imperfections. — Lucretius

Silence tells the seeker in us to love, to love himself. It tells us it is wrong to hate ourselves because of our imperfections. When the seeker loves himself, loves the Divine within himself, he eventually realises the Ultimate Truth. — Sri Chinmoy

For me, when I want to be emotionally moved by a vocal, I don’t want to hear auto tune on it, I want to hear the beautiful imperfections. — Eric Benet

The renowned seventh-century Zen master Seng-tsan taught that true freedom is being without anxiety about imperfection. — Tara Brach

Imperfection would get me farther than perfection. — Richelle Mead

I accept that today may be imperfect… I accept that I may be as well. What I don’t accept is that imperfection should be the crutch I use to excuse myself from participating in joy. — Shane Koyczan

True friends are those who love you not in spite of your faults and imperfections, but because of them. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

History balances the frustration of ‘how far we have to go’ with the satisfaction of ‘how far we have come.’ It teaches us tolerance for the human shortcomings and imperfections which are not uniquely of our generation, but of all time. — Lewis F. Powell, Jr.

Imperfection is not our personal problem – it is a natural part of existing. — Tara Brach

Perfection itself is imperfection. — Vladimir Horowitz

We are none of us perfect, and…we learn to take these imperfections and make them only a small part of who we are — Patricia Briggs

Imperfections create character. — Ellen Hopkins

Haute couture consists of secrets whispered from generation to generation, If, in ready-to-wear, a garment is manufactured according to standard sizes, the haute couture garment adapts to any imperfection in order to eliminate it. — Yves Saint Laurent

The praise we seek for our own virtues sometimes tempts us to flatter the imperfections of other men. — Norm MacDonald

If kids like a picture book, they’re going to read it at least 50 times. Read anything that often, and even minor imperfections start to feel like gravel in the bed. — Mark Haddon

Because our expression is imperfect we need friendship to fill up the imperfections. — Gilbert K. Chesterton

Flatterers are the worst kind of traitors, for they will strengthen thy imperfections, encourage thee in all evils, correct thee in nothing, but so shadow and paint thy follies and vices as thou shalt never, by their will, discover good from evil, or vice from virtue. — Walter Raleigh

Authenticity is about imperfection. And authenticity is a very human quality. To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections. The great leaders are not the strongest, they are the ones who are honest about their weaknesses. The great leaders are not the smartest; they are the ones who admit how much they don’t know. The great leaders can’t do everything; they are the ones who look to others to help them. Great leaders don’t see themselves as great; they see themselves as human. — Simon Sinek

To be authentic is to be at peace with your imperfections. — Simon Sinek

In words and pickles, I have immortalized my memories, although distortions are inevitable in both methods. We must live, I’m afraid, with the shadows of imperfections. — Salman Rushdie

Imperfection means perfection hid. — Robert Browning

The reality is, I like imperfection. You take away from the world when you’re not yourself. Whatever is unique and special about you was designed by God. And when you try to be someone else, we don’t get you. Who knows what you would have contributed to the world had you just been yourself, if you had just celebrated who you are and just walked boldly? — Queen Latifah

About 80 percent of the stuff I live with is old. I like letting things take on the character they’re meant to have by really being used. … when you own things that have the imperfections they deserve, that they’ve earned from a well-lived life, it frees you from feeling as though they’re untouchable. — Nate Berkus

True wisdom is a thing very extraordinary. Happy are they that have it: and next to them, not those many that think they have it, but those few that are sensible of their own defects and imperfections, and know that they have it not. — John Tillotson

So you’ve been gone a couple days,’ Alison said. ‘Hmm, what’d you miss…A celebrity did drugs. Politicians disagreed. A different celebrity wore a bikini that revealed a bodily imperfection. A team won a sporting event, but another team lost. — John Green

When I was younger, I really struggled with confidence. You go through those awkward, dorky, geeky stages, and growing up in the industry amplifies all that. Fortunately, I have a mother who encouraged me to build my confidence from within and embrace my imperfections. — Jurnee Smollett

History is that certainty produced at the point where the imperfections of memory meet the inadequacies of documentation. — Julian Barnes

Evil then results from imperfection. — Philip James Bailey

Piece out our imperfections with your thoughts. — William Shakespeare

As for the spirit of poverty, I do not remember any moment when it was not in me, although only to that unhappily small extent compatible with my imperfection. I fell in love with Saint Francis of Assisi as soon as I came to know about him. I always believed and hoped that one day Fate would force upon me the condition of a vagabond and a beggar which he embraced freely. Actually I felt the same way about prison. — Simone Weil

I love imperfections. — Lady Gaga

What I have always loved most in men is imperfection. — Linn Ullmann

Imperfection is the prerequisite for grace. Light only gets in through the cracks. — Philip Yancey

Imperfection is a core dimension of freedom. — Yochai Benkler

I began to realize that life, despite moments of happiness and joy, is really about discovering priorities and dealing with unforeseen vagaries, differences, obstacles, inconveniences, and imperfections. — Maureen McCormick

Man’s freedom is relative and it cannot be held solely responsible for the imperfection of his nature. — Sri Aurobindo

When we relax about imperfection, we no longer lose our life moments in the pursuit of being different and in the fear of what is wrong. — Tara Brach

The eye always fills in the imperfections. — Rabih Alameddine

Owing to the imperfection of language the offspring is termed a new animal, but it is in truth a branch or elongation of the parent; since a part of the embryon-animal is, or was, a part of the parent; and therefore in strict language it cannot be said to be entirely new at the time of its production; and therefore it may retain some of the habits of the parent-system. (1794) — Erasmus Darwin

We’re all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections. — Sidney Poitier

I send a silent thank-you to Dalton for suggesting I wash off the makeup. How ridiculous, how perverse I would feel presenting that painted Capitol mask to these people. The damage, the fatigue, the imperfections. That’s how they recognize me, why I belong to them. — Suzanne Collins

Today I will learn to reject shame. Shame is an overwhelming sense that who I am isn’t good enough. I realize that I am good enough, and that my imperfections are part of being human. I let go of shame. — Melody Beattie

Middlemarch, the magnificent book which with all its imperfections is one of the few English novels for grown-up people. — Virginia Woolf

Men have ascribed to God imperfections that they would deplore in themselves. — W. Somerset Maugham

Besides the obscurity arising from the complexity of objects, and the imperfection of the human faculties, the medium through which the conceptions of men are conveyed to each other adds a fresh embarrassment. — James Madison

Where utopianism is advanced through gradualism rather than revolution, albeit steady and persistent as in democratic societies, it can deceive and disarm an unsuspecting population, which is largely content and passive. It is sold as reforming and improving the existing society’s imperfections and weaknesses without imperiling its basic nature. Under these conditions, it is mostly ignored, dismissed, or tolerated by much of the citizenry and celebrated by some. Transformation is deemed innocuous, well-intentioned, and perhaps constructive but not a dangerous trespass on fundamental liberties. — Mark Levin

It is very easy to accuse a government of imperfection, for all mortal things are full of it. — Michel de Montaigne

As I love and accept myself exactly as I am, right here and right now with all my so-called flaws and imperfections, I find it easier to accept others in the same way. As I open my consciousness to tap into unconditional love, I connect with new levels of spiritual power. I see a blanket of benevolence covering the planet, helping to transform Earth’s consciousness from fear to love. — Louise Hay

The damage, the fatigue, the imperfections. That’s how they recognize me; Why I belong to them. — Suzanne Collins

I think beauty is youth; it’s energy. I’m attracted to imperfection, style, confidence, and experimentation. So beauty, to me, is really a lot of things. It’s kind of unexpected-what surprises you. — Marc Jacobs

Don’t get upset with your imperfections. Surrender to the Power of God’s Love, which is greater than our weakness. — Saint Francis de Sales

Our institutions, if they do not erode entirely, can survive periods of decadence brought on by our material success, eras when the whole notion of civic militarism seems bothersome, and in which free speech is used to focus on our own imperfections without concern for the ghastly nature of our enemies. — Victor Davis Hanson

Nothing we see or hear is perfect. But right there in the imperfection is perfect reality. — Shunryu Suzuki

My personal relationship with music is an imperfect harmony because I never studied music, but here I am not just writing for bands but full orchestral sections and doing all this composition, and I never learned the right way of doing things so I have a lot of dissonant sounds and things that are brought to my attention, and generally I leave them that way because I like those imperfections. — Serj Tankian

Where imperfection ceaseth, heaven begins. — Philip James Bailey

I am not what I ought to be. Ah! How imperfect and deficient! I am not what I wish to be. I abhor what is evil, and I would cleave to what is good. I am not what I hope to be. Soon, soon, I shall put off mortality, and with mortality all sin and imperfection. Yet, though I am not what I ought to be, nor what I wish to be, nor what I hope to be, I can truly say, I am not what I once was—a slave to sin and Satan. And I can heartily join with the apostle, and acknowledge, ‘By the grace of God, I am what I am.’ — John Newton

Our love of art is often quite temporary, dependent upon our moods, and our love of art is subservient to our demand for a positive self-image. How we look at art should account for those imperfections and work around them. — Tyler Cowen

You can’t be perfect, so enjoy your imperfections. — Terry Crews

It is often our own imperfection which makes us reprove the imperfection of others; a sharp-sighted self-love of others — Francois Fenelon

Never count your faults. Just see that your love for God is deeply sincere. For God doesn’t mind your imperfections: He minds your indifference. — Paramahansa Yogananda

What was venerated as style was nothing more than an imperfection or flaw that revealed the guilty hand. — Orhan Pamuk

Such nonsense! declared Dr Greysteel. Whoever heard of cats doing anything useful! Except for staring at one in a supercilious manner, said Strange. That has a sort of moral usefulness, I suppose, in making one feel uncomfortable and encouraging sober reflection upon one’s imperfections. — Susanna Clarke

Compassion isn’t some kind of self-improvement project or ideal that we’re trying to live up to. Having compassion starts and ends with having compassion for all those unwanted parts of ourselves, all those imperfections that we don’t even want to look at. — Pema Chodron

All imperfections are forced upon the imperfect, so the ‘perfect’ can live content and oblivious. — Haruki Murakami

Learn to embrace your own unique beauty, celebrate your unique gifts with confidence. Your imperfections are actually a gift. — Kerry Washington

It is a great imperfection to complain unceasingly of little things. — Saint Francis de Sales

Whenever we meet anyone, our first, almost unconscious reaction may be to look for imperfections. — Henry B. Eyring

He supposed he knew, rationally, that she wasn’t the prettiest woman in the world, but if his eyes saw any imperfections, his heart didn’t care. — Linda Howard

The most amazing fact about Jesus, unlike almost any other religious founder, is that he found God in disorder and imperfection—and told us that we must do the same or we would never be content on this earth. — Richard Rohr

Knowledge can be a subtle curse. When we learn about the world, we also learn all the reasons why the world cannot be changed. We get used to our failures and imperfections. We become numb to the possibilities of something new — Jonah Lehrer

Nostalgia, more than anything, gives us the shudder of our own imperfection. This is why with Chopin we feel so little like gods. — Emile M. Cioran

Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself. I mean do not be disheartened by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage. How are we to be patient in dealing with our neighbour’s faults if we are impatient in dealing with our own? He who is fretted by his own failings will not correct them. All profitable correction comes from a calm and peaceful mind. — Saint Francis de Sales

All of us are imperfect human beings living in an imperfect world. — Haruki Murakami

Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes. — Lord Chesterfield

Endeavor to be always patient of the faults and imperfections of others; for thou hast many faults and imperfections of thine own that require forbearance. If thou art not able to make thyself that which thou wishest, how canst thou expect to mold another in conformity to thy will? — Thomas a Kempis

If we were faultless, we should not be so much annoyed by the defects of those with whom we associate. If we were to acknowledge honestly that we have not virtue enough to bear patiently with our neighbor’s weaknesses, we should show our own imperfection, and this alarms our vanity. — Francois Fenelon

True bravery is being exactly who you are, imperfections included. Vulnerability is the most precious gift you can give. — Sara Bareilles

We must truly serve those whom we appear to command; we must bear with their imperfections, correct them with gentleness and patience, and lead them in the way to heaven. — Francois Fenelon

What I like about film is it explores imperfections. — Mia Wasikowska

You have many flaws, he announced… But there was one flaw that made all the other imperfections pale in comparison. Was? she asked. I don’t have this flaw any longer? No, you don’t. Pray tell, she muttered in exasperation, what was this terrible flaw? He grinned. You used to be English. — Julie Garwood

We can never attain to perfection while we have an affection for any imperfection. — Saint Francis de Sales

Wines are like women in that it’s often the imperfections that fascinate. — Sam Neill

I embrace the imperfections and celebrate them. — Kesha

Our own opinion of ourselves should be lower than that formed by others, for we have a better chance at our imperfections. — Thomas a Kempis

No reckoning made, but sent to my account with all my imperfections on my head. — William Shakespeare

The human condition is imperfection. And that’s how it’s supposed to be. — Katherine Center

We are perfect in our imperfection. — Megan McCafferty

We like the imperfect because it reminds us of ourselves. — Randy Bachman

Your imperfections are what make you beautiful. — Sandra Bullock

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