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65 Quotes about Not Being Perfect (Find Perfection in Imperfection!)

Do you struggle with self-esteem? These inspirational quotes will help you let go of your harsh self-judgement and find perfection in your imperfections.

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I’m Only Human Quotes

1. “I’m not perfect. I’m only human.” Unknown

“I'm not perfect. I'm only human.”

2. “I made decisions that I regret, and I took them as learning experiences… I’m human, not perfect, like anybody else.” Queen Latifah

3. “I am not trying to give an image of a fairytale, perfect, everything else. I am just being myself.” Rebecca Loos

4. “Perfection isn’t human. Human beings are not perfect. What evokes our love–and I mean love, not lust–is the imperfection of the human being. So, when the imperfection of the real person peaks through, say, ‘This is a challenge to my compassion.’ Then make a try, and something might begin to get going.” Joseph Campbell

5. “Look, we are human, we make mistakes. I will gladly shout from the rooftops that I am not perfect. Nor will I ever be.” Dianna Agron

6. “I make mistakes growing up. I’m not perfect; I’m not a robot.” Justin Bieber

7. “I know who I am. I am not perfect. I’m not the most beautiful woman in the world. But I’m one of them.” Mary J. Blige

8. “I’m pretty comfortable with my body. I’m imperfect. The imperfections are there. People are going to see them, but I take the view you only live once.” Kate Hudson

 

No One Is Perfect Quotes (Funny)

9. ‘Remember no one is perfect. Everyone’s ass has a crack on it.’ Unknown

'Remember no one is perfect. Everyone’s ass has a crack on it.' Funny Quote about being imperfect

10. “Nobody’s perfect. We’re all just one step up from the beasts and one step down from the angels.” Jeannette Walls

11. “No one is perfect. Everyone with a bright future has a dark past.” Unknown

12. “I’m not perfect; no one is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. I think you try to learn from those mistakes.” Derek Jeter

13. “No one is perfect in this world. Forgive people for not knowing better and learn to move on.” Leon Brown

14. “I don’t know a perfect person. I only know flawed people who are still worth loving.” John Green

15. 'No one is looking at your imperfections; they're all too busy worrying about their own.' Isaac Mizrahi Click To Tweet

16. “Sorry I’m not perfect. Good luck on finding someone who is.” Unknown

17. “No one is perfect. That’s why pencils have erasers.” Mahesh Bhatt

18. “The past is to prove that no one is perfect and the future is to prove that everyone can change.” Unknown

19. “I’m not perfect. Are you?” Unknown

20. “Nobody was perfect. Not even close. And everybody had wrinkles from smiling and squinting and craining their necks. Everybody has marks on their bodies from years of living- a trail of life left on them. Evidence of all the adventures and sleepless nights and practical jokes and heartbreaks that had made them who they are.” Katherine Center

 

Life Is Not Perfect Quotes (Inspirational)

21. “Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh Mackay

“Nothing is perfect. Life is messy. Relationships are complex. Outcomes are uncertain. People are irrational.” Hugh Mackay

22. “No one has a perfect life. Everybody has something that he wishes was not the way it is.” Stan Lee

23. “I haven’t lived a perfect life. I have regrets. But that’s from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The only thing that I can do with my regrets is understand them.” Kevin Costner

24. “A lot of people assume that women of a certain age who are not unattractive have no excuse for not having a perfect life. But you can have emotional baggage that is dragging you down like cement blocks tied to your feet.” Olivia Wilde

25. “Life’s not perfect. Some loose ends may never get trimmed up and tidied.” Hoda Kotb

26. 'The living is not perfect because it is liable to change; the dead is not perfect because it does not live.' Ludwig Von Mises Click To Tweet

27. “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” Vince Lombardi

28. “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

29. “Tis’ better to live your own life imperfectly than to imitate someone else’s perfectly.” Elizabeth Gilbert

30. “There’s no such thing as perfect people. There’s no such thing as a perfect life. So come as you are, broken and scarred. Lift up your heart and be amazed and be changed by a perfect God.” Natalie Grant

 

I Don’t Have To Be Perfect (Embrace Your Flaws)

31. “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 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

32. “I’m not perfect and I don’t have to be.” Demi Lovato

33. “People are not perfect… very often the relationships that are strongest are those where people have worked through big crises, but they’ve had to work through them. So the challenge to us is to work through that.” Patricia Hewitt

34. “I know I’m not perfect & will never become. Yet, I’m proud of being Me, with all humility & imperfections. Cause this is the only life I have.” Abu Sufyan ibn Harb

35. “Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I’m not perfect -and I don’t live to be- but before you start pointing fingers… make sure your hands are clean!” Bob Marley

36. “I’m the most chill person I know…I’m happy with myself…I’m not perfect, but I’m cool with that.” Freddie Prinze, Jr.

37. 'The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.' Anna Quindlen Click To Tweet

38. “This is who I am. I’m not perfect. I don’t want to try to be perfect.” Michael Strahan

39. “Judge not, before you judge yourself. Judge not, if you’re not ready for judgment. The Road of life is rocky and you may stumble too, so while you talk about me, someone else is judging you.” Bob Marley

40. “I forgive myself for not being perfect. I am living the very best way I know how.” Louise Hay

41. “But people are going to say what they want to say. I know who I am, and I’m not perfect.” Lea Michele

42. “Just focus on becoming as good as you can possibly be.” Unknown

43. “I’d rather live my life knowing that I’m not perfect than spending my whole life pretending to be.” Will Smith

44. “Some people strive for perfection, but I often find perfection boring.” Mario Testino

45. “The goal is not to be perfect by the end. The goal is to be better today.” Simon Sinek

46. “Releasing guilt is like removing a huge weight from your shoulders. Guilt is released through the empowering thought of love and respect for yourself. Let go of standards of perfection and refuse to use up the precious currency of your life, the now, with thoughts that continue to frustrate and weaken you. Instead, vow to be better than you used to be, which is the true test of nobility.” Wayne Dyer

 

Finding Perfection In Imperfection Quotes

47. “Perfection itself is imperfection.” Vladimir Horowitz

“Perfection itself is imperfection.” Vladimir Horowitz

48. “Imperfection is perfection to a beautiful perspective.”

49. “Warriors of light are not perfect. Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn.” Paulo Coelho

50. “I’m not perfect, but if there are any points given for caring about people with every fiber of your being and giving life all you’ve got every day, then I suppose I have a shot.” Jack Welch

51. “We come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly.” Sam Keen

52. “But I am not perfect in my way of putting things Because I lack the divine simplicity Of being only what I appear to be.” Fernando Pessoa

53. 'I'm not perfect, but those flaws make an interesting person.' Mary Frann Click To Tweet

54. “I’m not perfect, … But i’m enough.” Harold S. Kushner

55. “I may not be perfect but at least I am not fake” Unknown

56. “I’m not perfect. But I am trying every day to concentrate on being better.” Allen Iverson

57. “I’m not perfect, but I’d like to be perfect. I’m working on it.” Shelley Long

58. “I’m not perfect. But I am trying every day to concentrate on being better.” Allen Iverson

59. “Progress is more important than perfection.” Simon Sinek

60. 'When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.' Donald Miller Click To Tweet

61. “Maybe you’re not perfect, but you’re willing to actually look at yourself and take some kind of accountability. That’s a change. It might not mean that you can turn everything around, but I think there’s something incredibly hopeful about that.” Brie Larson

62. “Be patient with yourself. Perfection comes not in this life, but in the next life. Don’t demand things that are unreasonable, but demand of yourself improvement. As you let the Lord help you through that, He will make the difference.” Russell M. Nelson

63. “Perfection is boring. If a face doesn’t have mistakes, it’s nothing.” Kevyn Aucoin

64. 'I'm not perfect. But I'll always be real.' Tupac Shakur Click To Tweet

65. “When things are perfect, that’s when you need to worry most.” Drew Barrymore

 

Watch: The Power of Vulnerability

 

Recommended Reading: The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brené Brown (2010)

 

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