Quotes about Perfection

Certain flaws are necessary for the whole.  It would seem strange if old friends lacked certain quirks.


The imperfections of a man, his frailties, his faults, are just as important as his virtues.  You can’t separate them.  They’re wedded.

Henry Miller

The human story does not always unfold like a mathematical calculation on the principle that two and two make four.  Sometimes in life they make five or minus three; and sometimes the blackboard topples down in the middle of the sum and leaves the class in disorder and the pedagogue with a black eye.

Winston Churchill

Even the best needles are not sharp at both ends.

Chinese Proverb

Unless I accept my faults I will most certainly doubt my virtues.

Hugh Prather

A good garden may have some weeds.

Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732

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

Anatole France (Jacques Anatole François Thibault), The Garden of Epicurus, 1894


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