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    He was so far from the gallant knights in her romantic fantasies...He was tarnished, scarred, imperfect.

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    Hope, the best comfort of our imperfect condition.

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    Humanity is regarded as unfinished, incomplete, imperfect. We have the possibility of completing ourselves, perfecting ourselves, and all that is necessary for this lies in us.

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    How can we expect novelists to be moral, when their trade forces them to treat every end they meet as no more than an imperfect means to a novel?

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    I am one imperfect man saved by God's grace.

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    I fail all the time, but we are all just human and imperfect, but you know what's best for you, so follow your gut. That's probably my biggest life lesson, follow your gut.

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

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    I don't believe that we are what we do although many thinkers argue otherwise. I believe that what we do is, very often, a poor approximation of what we are -- an imperfect manifestation of a much better totality. Even the best of us sometimes bite off, as it were, less than we can chew.

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    How happy I am to see myself as imperfect and to be in need of God's mercy.

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    If God had not made Sherry, how imperfect his work would have been.

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    Ignorance, which is contented and clumsy, will produce what is imperfect, but not offensive. But ignorance dis contented and dexterous, learning what it cannot understand, and imitating what it cannot enjoy, produces the most loathsome forms of manufacture that can disgrace or mislead humanity.

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    I considered her my ally, because, like me, she was imperfect.

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    I know tolerably well what Ireland was, but have a very imperfect idea of what Ireland is.

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    I'm an imperfect messenger, but the message is perfect.

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    I don't think of Hillary Clinton as a bad choice. She's an uninspiring choice. She is a deeply imperfect choice, largely for reasons of her own tendency to get into a defensive crouch and create greater problems for herself and the rest of us by refusing to have a transparent reckoning.

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    I like telling stories of imperfect people because most people are imperfect.

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    International relationships are preordained to be clumsy gestures based on imperfect knowledge.

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    ... I prefer true but imperfect knowledge, even if it leaves much undetermined and unpredictable, to a pretense of exact knowledge that is likely to be false.

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    I saw that bad handwriting should be regarded as a sign of an imperfect education.

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    It is precisely from the regret left by the imperfect work that the next one can be born.

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    Imperfect men have no right to judge other imperfect men.

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    Is it truly so unfathomable, that an imperfect girl might be perfectly loved?

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    It's made me realize that imperfect is perfectly comfortable to me. Whether it's a city or my apartment, I feel most at home when things are somewhat flawed.

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    Language is the most imperfect and expensive means yet discovered for communicating thought.

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    [J.F] Kennedy's own accent was inconsistent. So people are inconsistent. And it always kind of irks me when people talk about inconsistent accents, because people are imperfect by nature. So in the end, what you do is, you do an inhabitation and not an imitation.

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    Life is messy and gloriously imperfect, and some signs of wear and tear indicate a well-loved, well-used home.

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    No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect.

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    Markets are imperfect. So you do need regulation, knowing that the regulators are also human.

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    Marriage ... is still the imperfect institution it must remain while women continue to be ill-educated, passive, and subservient.

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    My knowledge of the human psyche is as yet imperfect. Certain areas won't yield to computation.

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    [On journalists:] We are a noisy, imperfect lot, struggling to scribble what has been called the first draft of history.

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    Our own theory is that sin was ordained only in view of redemption, and that accordingly redemption shows forth as the gain bound up with sin; in comparison with which there can be no question whatever of mischief due to sin, for the merely gradual and imperfect unfolding of the power of the God-consciousness is one of the necessary conditions of the human stage of existence.

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    People are imperfect, but that doesn’t mean they spoil like milk.

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    Oligopoly is an imperfect monopoly. Like the despotism of the Dual Monarchy, it is saved only by its incompetence.

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    Perfection is only an ideal for man; it cannot be attained, for man is made imperfect.

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    Perfection is the willingness to be imperfect.

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    Religion of our conception, thus imperfect, is always subject to a process of evolution and re-interpretation.

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    Some things are meant to be broken. Imperfect. Chaotic.

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    So now I have started living my own life. Imperfect and clumsy as it may look, it is resembling me now, thoroughly.

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    Ordinary imperfect people, always choose similarly imperfect people as friends.

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    Shame is like the weaver's thread; if it breaks in the net, it is wholly imperfect.

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    The death penalty serves no one. It doesn't serve the victims. It doesn't serve prevention. It's truly all about retribution....There comes a time when you have to ask if a penalty that is so permanent can be available in such an imperfect system. The only guarantee against executing the innocent is to do away with the death penalty.

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    [T]he foundation of a great Empire is laid, and I please myself with a persuasion, that Providence will not leave its work imperfect.

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    The imperfect is our paradise.

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    The enso contains the perfect and imperfect; that is why it is always complete.

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    The improvisational ability to lead adaptively relies on responding to the present situation rather than importing the past into the present and laying it on the current situation like an imperfect template.

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    The leaves let go, the seeds let go, and I must let go sometimes, too, and cast my lot with another of nature’s imperfect but tenacious survivors.

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    The more mysterious, the more imperfect; as darkness is, in comparison with light--so is mystery, in comparison with knowledge.

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    The more mysterious, the more imperfect: that which is mystically spoken is but half spoken.

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    The barbarian weapon is fission: the splitting asunder. It has been perfected for death. Our only weapon is fusion: an imperfect process still, though designed for life.

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