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1. "It's OK to be prepared, patient and imperfect."
Author: Alexandra Elle
2. "Evil is only imperfection, that which is not complete, which is becoming, but has not yet found its end."
Author: Annie Besant
3. "Like a Columbus of the heart, mind and soul I have hurled myself off the shores of my own fears and limiting beliefs to venture far out into the uncharted territories of my inner truth, in search of what it means to be genuine and at peace with who I really am. I have abandoned the masquerade of living up to the expectations of others and explored the new horizons of what it means to be truly and completely me, in all my amazing imperfection and most splendid insecurity."
Author: Anthon St. Maarten
4. "Those who have a strong sense of love and belonging have the courage to be imperfect."
Author: Brené Brown
5. "A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure."
Author: Dalai Lama XIV
6. "Me cansé de soñar en sentido contrario... Si mi alma se mueve por cielos abiertos, y tú tienes miedo a volar... Si conjugas la vida en pasado imperfecto y jamás aprendiste a creer ni a olvidar..."
Author: Dulce María
7. "Mas vale vivir tu propio destino imperfectamente, que vivir a la perfección el destino de otra persona"
Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
8. "Imperfections create character..."
Author: Ellen Hopkins
9. "I was pretty well through with the subject. At one time or another I had probably considered it from most of its various angles, including the one that certain injuries or imperfections are a subject of merriment while remaining quite serious for the person possessing them."
Author: Ernest Hemingway
10. "Why," said the saint, "did I go into the forest and the desert? Was it not because I loved mankind far too well? Now I love God! Mankind I do not love; mankind is a thing too imperfect for me. Love of mankind would be fatal to me."
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
11. "No matter how correct a mathematical theorem may appear to be, one ought never to be satisfied that there was not something imperfect about it until it also gives the impression of being beautiful."
Author: George Boole
12. "Once in an age God sends to some of us a friend who loves in us, not a false-imagining, an unreal character, but looking through the rubbish of our imperfections, loves in us the divine ideal of our nature,--loves, not the man that we are, but the angel that we may be."
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
13. "Works that have a certain imperfection to them have an appeal for that very reason - or at least they appeal to certain types of people... You discover something about that work that tugs at your heart - or maybe we should say that the work discovers you."
Author: Haruki Murakami
14. "As a real person, he wouldn't last a minute, would he? But drama is about imperfection. And we've moved away from the aspirational hero. We got tired of it, it was dull. If I was House's friend, I would hate it. How he so resolutely refuses to be happy or take the kind-hearted road. But we don't always like morally good people, do we?"
Author: Hugh Laurie
15. "Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair."
Author: Ieyasu Tokugawa
16. "We shall do well to remember that, when we make our own miserably imperfect knowledge and consciousness the measure of our sinfulness, we are on very dangerous ground."
Author: J.C. Ryle
17. "Curse him to eternal damnation! Yes! Of course!" came the emotional reply."Don't curse him," I said softly. "Remember--he's only a machine, just an imperfect mirror of ourselves. We made him what he is--the disease, the cancer."There was nothing else to say, because that left only cursing ourselves, and we were already cursed."
Author: Jack L. Chalker
18. "My marriage? Up to now everything's okay. But it's a real marriage - imperfect and very difficult. It's all about people evolving somewhat simultaneously through their lives. I think we've emotionally evolved."
Author: Jamie Lee Curtis
19. "No one is perfect. Sometimes, it is the imperfections that make us more alive than those around us. It's the happiness of truly breathing and living in freedom of ourselves. Even though we may look broken to the world, there is always someone who sees us as we truly are, and helps us to create our whole being."
Author: Jennifer Megan Varnadore
20. "Peace and harmony do not require perfection. Thank goodness for that—because life so often seems to be an itch here, a glitch there, a mess waiting to happen. Harmony is flexible. It bends with imperfection. So should you."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
21. "As we try to achieve perfection, society changes and we just become more imperfect"
Author: Joao Matod
22. "You're just sort of searching for this 'thing' and sometimes you get it and sometimes you don't. All music is imperfect, but in jazz since you're improvising, at least the way I play, I'm trying to follow my train of thought in a solo."
Author: John Abercrombie
23. "There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life."
Author: John Lennon
24. "We're imperfect people trapped in an imperfect world until we get to that place beyond."
Author: Kathie Lee Gifford
25. "At times, my nostalgia for our family life as it used to be--for our own imperfect, cherished, irretrievable past--is nearly overwhelming."
Author: Katrina Kenison
26. "The seeming imperfections of Earth, the hazards and inequalities of life, the cruelty, harshness and apparent indifference to suffering and affliction are not what they seem; as it is Earth is perfect for its purpose. It is ignorance of that purpose which makes it appear imperfect."
Author: Kolbrin BIble
27. "…and he wasn't reconciled to dying. Dora told him he was going to a better world. "Mebbe, mebbe," says poor Ben, "but I'm sorter used to the imperfections of this one."
Author: L.M. Montgomery
28. "True perfection seems imperfect,yet it is perfectly itself.True fullness seems empty,yet it is fully present.True straightness seems crooked.True wisdom seems foolish.True art seems artless."
Author: Lao Tzu
29. "You do know Chris is thoroughly fucked-up, don't you?" My reply is instant, defensive. Protective. "Aren't we all?" "Not like Chris." I don't ask how he knows. It could be the club. Maybe a friendship that once was and is now lost. It doesn't matter. "It's his imperfections that make him perfect," I reply, and there is conviction in my voice."
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
30. "I remain persuaded of the inevitable and necessary complementarity of man and woman. Love, imperfect as it may be in its content and expression, remains the natural link between these two beings. To love one another! If only each partner could move sincerely towards the other! If each could only melt into the other! If each would only accept the other's qualities instead of listing his faults! If each could only correct bad habits without harping on about them!"
Author: Mariama Bâ
31. "Puterea absoluta e într-adevar un lucru ideal, când se afla în mâini sigure. Despotismul cerului e singura guvernare desavârsita. Un despotism pamântean ar fi cea mai desavârsita guvernare pamânteasca, daca ar exista aceleasi conditii - adica daca despotul ar fi cel mai desavârsit exemplar al spetei umane si daca viata sa ar fi vesnica. Dar, întrucât un om perfect este pieritor si orice-ar face tot trebuie sa moara, lasându-si stapânirea în mâinile unui mostenitor imperfect - un despotism pamântean nu numai ca e o forma rea de guvernare, ci e chiar cea mai rea forma posibila."
Author: Mark Twain
32. "He claimed that no act or thought that did not have love as its purpose was of God. Love was the secret of God's perfection. Man was imperfect only because of his inability to live life as a continuous act of love."
Author: Michael Puttonen
33. "It does take great maturity to understand that the opinion we are arguing for is merely the hypothesis we favor, necessarily imperfect, probably transitory, which only very limited minds can declare to be a certainty or a truth."
Author: Milan Kundera
34. "He didn't believe in a God who sifted through prayers, answering some and ignoring others, no matter how unworthy or worthy a person might be. Instead, he preferred to believe in a God who bestowed all people with gifts and abilities and placed them in an imperfect world; only then was faith tested, only then could faith be earned."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
35. "Flawed, imperfect creatures! That's what we both are, oga! That's what we ALL are!"
Author: Nnedi Okorafor
36. "What was venerated as style was nothing more than an imperfection or flaw that revealed the guilty hand."
Author: Orhan Pamuk
37. "Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as much as we can."
Author: Philip Stanhope
38. "You are a drop of perfect in an imperfect world. And all i need , is a taste."
Author: Pleasefindthis
39. "The point of imperfection which we occupy -- is it on the way up or down?"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
40. "One aspect of perfection, after all, it stands to reason, will be that our need for imperfection will cease. Or, perhaps more precisely: that imperfection itself will cease to have meaning."
Author: Ron Currie Jr.
41. "And what have I invested in interpreting disfocus for chaos? This threat: the only lesson is to wait. I crouch in the smoggy terminus. The streets lose edges, the rims of thought flake. What have I set myself to fix in this dirty notebook that is not mine? Does the revelation that, though it cannot be done with words, it might be accomplished in some lingual gap, give me the right, in injury, walking with a woman and her dog in pain? Rather the long doubts: that this labor tears up the mind's moorings; that, though life may be important in the scheme, awareness is an imperfect tool with which to face it. To reflect is to fight away the sheets of silver, the carbonated distractions, the feeling that, somehow, a thumb is pressed on the right eye. This exhaustion melts what binds, releases what flows."
Author: Samuel R. Delany
42. "The big thing I've discovered, the big secret, is that it's all about how happy you are. It's the ultimate thing. People forget your flaws and imperfections if they see you're happy."
Author: Sienna Miller
43. "So research is a terribly imperfect science, and you learn an awful lot more after you've published a book, because people keep writing to you and saying, 'Oh, gosh, I was related to such and such a character and I have a letter in my possession.'"
Author: Simon Winchester
44. "It almost seems as though this roiling world is conspiring to test our patience at every turn. In fact, it is. With this in mind, we would be wise to look on our imperfect environment as a teacher rather than an antagonist. It constantly shows us that we need to be patient on an ongoing basis, not just every now and then, if we´re going to realize true inner peace, happiness, and fulfillment."
Author: Surya Das
45. "You're an intensely attractive woman. You do know that, don't you?" To her silence, he replied, "You'd believe me if you could see yourself.""I have seen myself. That's the snag, you see."He shook his head. "No, no. Not in a mirror. I know how mirrors work. They're all in league with the cosmetics trade. They tell a woman lies. Drawing her gaze from one imagined flaw to another, until all she sees is a constellation of imperfections. If you could get outside yourself, borrow my eyes for just an instant...There's only beauty."
Author: Tessa Dare
46. "Practice doesn't make perfect.Practice reduces the imperfection."
Author: Toba Beta
47. "Alcoholism is an imperfect spiritual longing."
Author: Tom Robbins
48. "They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties. Chances, she thought, were life"
Author: Veronica Rossi
49. "Filth and vermin though they shock the over-nice are imperfections of the flesh closely related in the just imagination of the poet to excessive cleanliness."
Author: William Carlos Williams
50. "Christ bears with the saints' imperfections; well may the saints one with another."
Author: William Gurnall

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