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Acceptance Quotes

Accept life, and you must accept regret. -Henri Frederic Amiel

Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits. -James Baldwin

Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself. -Honore de Balzac

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object. -Simone de Beauvoir

Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is only time we have. -Art Buchwald

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. -Albert Camus

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. -Maureen Dowd

Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens. -Wayne Dyer

One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. -Albert Einstein

Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

People only see what they are prepared to see. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Accept your genius and say what you think. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

A miracle. A mystery to myself. Who am I? The mirror says back. The George you was always meant to be. Wasn't always like that. Used to look in the mirror and cried a river. -George Foreman

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. -Brendan Francis

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with. -Robert Frost

Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason to go with the drift of things to yield with a grace to reason and bow and accept at the end of a love or a season. -Robert Frost

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. -Mahatma Gandhi

Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. -Andre Gide

The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination. -Maurice Godelier

Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens. -Arthur Gordon

It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do. -Charly Heavenrich

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. -Carl Gustav Jung

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. -Carl Gustav Jung

History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. -John Fitzgerald Kennedy

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people. -Martin Luther King, Jr.

The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple relatedness. -Joshua Loth Liebman

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. -Russell Lynes

No one root is responsible for the existence of a tree. -Melanie MacSmiley

Our job is to love others without stopping to inquire whether or not they are worthy. That is not our business and, in fact, it is nobody's business. What we are asked to do is to love, and this love itself will render both ourselves and our neighbors worthy if anything can. -Thomas Merton

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