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40 Imperfection Quotes to Embrace Your Flaws (LOVE)

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Top 10 Quotes About Flaws and Imperfection – (Perfectly Imperfect)

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. - Gerard Way
Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections. – Gerard Way
The word 'imperfect' actually spells 'I'm perfect' because everyone is perfect in their own imperfect ways.
The word ‘imperfect’ actually spells ‘I’m perfect’ because everyone is perfect in their own imperfect ways.
If you look closely at a tree you'll notice it's knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. - Matthew Fox
If you look closely at a tree you’ll notice it’s knots and dead branches, just like our bodies. What we learn is that beauty and imperfection go together wonderfully. – Matthew Fox
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. - Robert H. Schuller
Better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly. – Robert H. Schuller
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful. - Alice Walker
In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful. – Alice Walker
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. - John Deway
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better. – John Deway
You are just human. Being imperfect does not make you any less. - Kartika Atmadja
You are just human. Being imperfect does not make you any less. – Kartika Atmadja
I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life. - Kerry Washington
I realized that I don’t have to be perfect. All I have to do is show up and enjoy the messy, imperfect and beautiful journey of my life. – Kerry Washington
Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. - Marilyn Monroe
Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. It is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. - Judy Garland
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. – Judy Garland

30 Inspirational Quotes So You Can Embrace Imperfections and Flaws (Self-acceptance)

“You will always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone – profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.”

Danielle LaPorte
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect. - Lao Tzu
To realize that you do not understand is a virtue; Not to realize that you do not understand is a defect. – Lao Tzu
Stop trying to 'fix' yourself; you're NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure. - Steve Maraboli
Stop trying to ‘fix’ yourself; you’re NOT broken! You are perfectly imperfect and powerful beyond measure. – Steve Maraboli
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. - Salvador Dali
Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it. – Salvador Dali
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. - Confucius
A diamond with a flaw is worth more than a pebble without imperfections. – Confucius
You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else’s life. - Ralph Marston
You were born to be real, not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else’s life. – Ralph Marston
Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. - Henry Van Dyke
Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. – Henry Van Dyke

“Life is not perfect. It never will be. You just have to make the very best of it, and you have to open your heart to what the world can show you; and sometimes it’s terrifying, and sometimes it’s incredibly beautiful, and I’ll take both.”

Graham Nash
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. - Anna Quindlen
The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself. – Anna Quindlen
Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn’t perfection but progress. - Michelle Burford
Maybe the most any of us can expect of ourselves isn’t perfection but progress. – Michelle Burford
Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another. - Jane Austen
Perhaps it is our imperfections that make us so perfect for one another. – Jane Austen
All men have their frailties; and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections, will never find what he seeks. - Cyrus the Great
All men have their frailties; and whoever looks for a friend without imperfections, will never find what he seeks. – Cyrus the Great
Sometimes we strive so hard for perfection that we forget that imperfection is happiness. - Karen Nave
Sometimes we strive so hard for perfection that we forget that imperfection is happiness. – Karen Nave

“The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise.”

Alden Nowlan
Your imperfections are marks of authenticity and that is the beauty of you. - Isaac Fowler
Your imperfections are marks of authenticity and that is the beauty of you. – Isaac Fowler
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. - Mahatma Gandhi
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. – Mahatma Gandhi
Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. - Robert Hillyer
Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world. – Robert Hillyer
Don't try and perfect yourself for one person. Wait for the one who loves your imperfections.
Don’t try and perfect yourself for one person. Wait for the one who loves your imperfections.
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. - Saint Augustine
This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections. – Saint Augustine
Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. - Lois McMaster Bujold
Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. – Lois McMaster Bujold

“You’re imperfect, and you’re wired for struggle, but you are worthy of love and belonging. Imperfections are not inadequacies; they are reminders that we’re all in this together.”

Brene Brown
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. - Bruce Lee
Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them. – Bruce Lee
Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. - Ariana Grande
Be happy with being you. Love your flaws. Own your quirks. And know that you are just as perfect as anyone else, exactly as you are. – Ariana Grande
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. - Steve Jobs
Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations. – Steve Jobs
Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair. - Ieyasu Tokugawa
Persuade thyself that imperfection and inconvenience are the natural lot of mortals, and there will be no room for discontent, neither for despair. – Ieyasu Tokugawa
I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us. - Barack Obama
I believe that for all our imperfections, we are full of decency and goodness, and that the forces that divide us are not as strong as those that unite us. – Barack Obama

“Don’t get upset with your imperfections. It’s a great mistake because it leads nowhere – to get angry because you are angry, upset at being upset, depressed at being depressed, disappointed because you are disappointed. So don’t fool yourself. Simply surrender to the Power of God’s Love, which is always greater than our weakness.”

Saint Francis de Sales
Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty. - Amit Ray
Life is not always perfect. Like a road, it has many bends, ups and down, but that’s its beauty. – Amit Ray
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction. - Oprah Winfrey
Being human means you will make mistakes. And you will make mistakes, because failure is God’s way of moving you in another direction. – Oprah Winfrey
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. -  Michael Jordan
My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength. – Michael Jordan

Conclusion: Embrace Imperfection

According to Collinsdictionary.com, imperfection is a fault, weakness, or undesirable feature or the condition or quality of being imperfect. (Source)

Often referred to and thought of as a negative trait, imperfections make a person more authentic. It differentiates one individual from another. 

To turn imperfections from a negative to a positive, life gurus advise that it is important to stop idolizing the idea of perfection and be able to embrace acceptance, to create a healthier mental space. Jack Kornfield, a Buddhist practitioner, advises that “Imperfections are part of the display of life”. (Source)

In doing so, acceptance allows us to embrace self-love and compassion. These help us to realize that people are not defined by flaws and help an individual to discover who they are. This acceptance is vital in dealing with emotional stresses in the right way. 

Embracing flaws gives a person an avenue to become inspired, and to aspire to become a better version of themselves. Acceptance of imperfection enables growth and strengthening of relationships, making a more well-rounded individual.

Further Reading:

Here are the best Imperfection quotes so you can garner a healthy perspective on your weaknesses and use them to obtain self-acceptance. 

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