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Motivational Imperfection Quotes

May these quotes about Imperfection inspire and motivate you.

Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius
and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous
than absolutely boring.
- Marilyn Monroe

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Being human, we are imperfect. That's why we need each other.
To catch each other when we falter.
To encourage each other when we lose heart.
Some may lead; others may follow; but none of us can go it alone.
- Hilary Clinton


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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


We come to love not by finding the perfect person,
but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.
- Angelina Jolie

Measures must always, in a progressive society,
be held superior to men, who are after all,
imperfect instruments, working for their fulfillment.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

A principle is the expression of perfection,
and as imperfect beings like us cannot practice perfection,
we devise every moment limits of its compromise in practice.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


 

Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect.
It means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections.
- Anonymous

I know why families were created with all their imperfections.
They humanize you.
They are made to make you forget yourself occasionally,
so that the beautiful balance of life is not destroyed.
- Anais Nin

Every man casts a shadow;
not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit.
This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will,
it falls opposite to the sun;
short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
- Henry David Thoreau

Circumstance does not make the man: it reveals him to himself.
- James Allen

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

Money has never made man happy, nor will it,
there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness.
The more of it one has the more one wants.
- Benjamin Franklin

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question
than a fool can learn from a wise answer.
- Bruce Lee

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

The Universe is one great kindergarten for man.
Everything that exists has brought
with it its own peculiar lesson.
- Orison Swett Marden

The man who goes alone can start today;
but he who travels with another
must wait till that other is ready.
- Henry David Thoreau

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

A man should look for what is,
and not for what he thinks should be.
- Albert Einstein

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.
- John F. Kennedy

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who as a physical being
is always turned toward the outside,
thinking that his happiness lies outside him,
finally turns inward and
discovers that the source is within him.
- Soren Kierkegaard

A man is but the product of his thoughts -
what he thinks, he becomes.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

That man is rich whose pleasures are the cheapest.
- Henry David Thoreau

No man stands so tall as when he stoops to help a child.
- Anonymous (often attributed to Abraham Lincoln)

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted,
but beholds it as something
unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
- Albert Schweitzer

You cannot teach a man anything;
you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live
that his happiness shall depend
as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

A man in debt is so far a slave.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

We like a man to come right out and say what he thinks-
if we agree with him.
- Mark Twain

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing,
and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

When you are offended at any man's fault,
turn to yourself and study your own failings.
Then you will forget your anger.
- Epictetus

Any man who reads too much
and uses his own brain too little
falls into lazy habits of thinking.
- Albert Einstein

If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right.
Men will believe what they see.
- Henry David Thoreau

Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day,
teach a man to fish and he will eat for a lifetime.
- Chinese Proverb

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

Early to bed and early to rise,
makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Benjamin Franklin

If a man empties his purse into his head,
no man can take it away from him.
An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
- Benjamin Franklin

Mystery creates wonder, and wonder is the basis
of man's desire to understand.
- Neil Armstrong

You cannot build character and courage by
taking away a man's initiative and independence.
- Abraham Lincoln

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The more a man can forget, the greater the number
of metamorphoses which his life can undergo,
the more he can remember, the more divine his life becomes.
- Soren Kierkegaard

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy.
What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
- Carl Jung

The gem cannot be polished without friction,
nor man perfected without trials.
- Confucius

It is not the man who has too little,
but the man who craves more, that is poor.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Every man I meet is in some way my superior.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
- Epicurus

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
- Oscar Wilde

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
- John Morley

Before you criticize a man,
walk a mile in his shoes.
- Anonymous

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person.
Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.
- Oscar Wilde

We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me,
that man with all his noble qualities...
still bears in his bodily frame
the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
- Charles Darwin

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish Proverb

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.
- Naguib Mahfouz

Man becomes great exactly in the degree
in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All this worldly wisdom was once
the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
- Henry David Thoreau

A great man is always willing to be little.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-violence means avoiding not only external physical violence
but also internal violence of spirit.
You not only refuse to shoot a man,
but you refuse to hate him.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It is a man's own mind, not his enemy or foe,
that lures him to evil ways.
- The Buddha

Great and good are seldom the same man.
- Winston Churchill

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

One man with courage makes a majority.
- old saying probably repeated by Andrew Jackson
(falsely attributed to Jefferson)


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