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This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections

"This is the very perfection of a man, to find out his own imperfections"

- Saint Augustine

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This quote by Saint Augustine speaks with the value of self-reflection and self-awareness. It suggests that the greatest level of individual growth and advancement is attained when one has the ability to acknowledge and accept their own imperfections. This is not to say that a person should be content with their defects, however rather that they need to be aware of them and strive to enhance. By acknowledging our own drawbacks, we can much better understand ourselves and our place in the world. We can also find out to be more compassionate and understanding of others, as we acknowledge that everybody has their own imperfections. Ultimately, this quote encourages us to be honest with ourselves and to pursue individual development and development.

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This quote is written / told by Saint Augustine between November 13, 354 and August 28, 430. He was a famous Saint from Rome. The author also have 55 other quotes.

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