Acceptance Quotes


No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without losing what made it worthwhile. You had to accept it as a whole--like the world, or the person you loved.

Acceptance    Life    Love    Worth

Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone anymore. It's just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.

Acceptance    Change    Life    Reality    Serenity

The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.

Anna and the French Kiss

Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss

To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow - this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.

to love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you've held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again.

Acceptance    Hope    Life    Love

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we'd learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn't fall apart, you'd stop suffering when they did.

Real isn't how you are made,' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.'
'Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit.
'Sometimes,' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.'
'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,' he asked, 'or bit by bit?'
'It doesn't happen all at once,' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Margery Williams Bianco

The Velveteen Rabbit

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.

These are the few ways we can practice humility:
To speak as little as possible of one's self.
To mind one's own business.
Not to want to manage other people's affairs.
To avoid curiosity.
To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully.
To pass over the mistakes of others.
To accept insults and injuries.
To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked.
To be kind and gentle even under provocation.
Never to stand on one's dignity.
To choose always the hardest.

Acceptance    Bossy    Cheerful    Curiosity    Difficulty    Dignity    Dislike    Forgiveness    Forgotten    Gentle    Gossip    Humble    Humility    Injury    Insult    Kind    Mistakes    Provocation    Quiet    Rejection    Selfish

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain.

I have never found anybody who could stand to accept the daily demonstrative love I feel in me, and give back as good as I give.

I am my own biggest critic. Before anyone else has criticized me, I have already criticized myself. But for the rest of my life, I am going to be with me and I don't want to spend my life with someone who is always critical. So I am going to stop being my own critic. It's high time that I accept all the great things about me.

Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.

The best way is not to fight it, just go. Don't be trying all the time to fix things. What you run from only stays with you longer. When you fight something, you only make it stronger.

Invisible Monsters

Chuck Palahniuk

Invisible Monsters

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say,
So what.
That's one of my favorite things to say.
So what.

Learn this from me. Holding anger is a poison. It eats you from inside. We think that hating is a weapon that attacks the person who harmed us. But hatred is a curved blade. And the harm we do, we do to ourselves.

Acceptance    Anger    Rage    Serenity

The ache for home lives in all of us. The safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.

Acceptance    Comfort    Home    Protection    Safety    Security

The most confused you will ever get is when you try to convince your heart and spirit of something your mind knows is a lie.

Acceptance    Actions    Beliefs    Common sense    Confusion    Disbelief    Evidence    Faith    Family    Hoping    Life purpose    Love    Mixed signals    Obvious    Outrage    Proof    Reality    Religion    Sorrow    Timing    Truth    Unrequited love

You should never hate anyone, even your worst enemies. Everyone has something good about them. You have to find the redeeming quality and love the person for that.

The Glass Castle

Jeannette Walls

The Glass Castle

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.

Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.

Whatever gets you through the night

A weed is but an unloved flower.

Acceptance    Flowers    Gardening    Love    Weeds

Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:
1. Acceptance
2. Understanding
3. Appreciation
Remove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart.
Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it — do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions?
So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole.

A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.

Acceptance    Adversity    Best friend    Breakups    Caring    Child    Cruelty    Dad    Dumped    Endings    Family    Friendship    Hurt    Illness    Love    Mental disorders    Misunderstood fights    Mom    Pain    Rejection    Sorrow    Spouse    Support    Support system    Tough times    Trials    True friendship

I let it go. It's like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.

True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.

Hate is a lack of imagination.

I am Dead, but it's not so bad. I've learned to live with it.

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.

Be calm. God awaits you at the door.

Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel García Márquez

Love in the Time of Cholera

Let go of certainty. The opposite isn't uncertainty. It's openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.

Courage doesn’t happen when you have all the answers. It happens when you are ready to face the questions you have been avoiding your whole life.

What if you could pick one day of your life, and everything would stop changing, every day would be similar and comparable to that one day, you'd always have the same people with you? If you could do that, would you do it? Would you pick that day and make that choice? We crave for things to stop changing, we wish that things would never change. But if we got what we wanted, there are so many things that are better, that we would never, ever know about. Sure, things would stay the same as that one wonderful day, but then there would be nothing else out there, ever. So can you remember the very first day when everything really did begin to change? Is there a thing that can remind you? Mine is a blue rose, and that's when everything began to change because that's the day I began to believe in things I never believed in before; the day I found three blue roses. Think about your first day of change, can you remember all the new heights you've soared since that day? All the new people? All the better things and times? Would you throw all of that time away? I wouldn't. Instead, I want to finally accept all the things that I couldn't change, which led to me being right here, right now. Maybe we all carry around inside us one day we wish we could keep forever, something we wished never did change. It's time to let go of that day, and soar.

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it's less good than the one you had before. You can fight it, you can do nothing but scream about what you've lost, or you can accept that and try to put together something that's good.

IT happened. There is no avoiding it, no forgetting. No running away, or flying, or burying, or hiding.

Speak

Laurie Halse Anderson

Speak

Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it.

Reason lost the battle, and all I could do was surrender and accept I was in love.

Acceptance    Battle    Love    Reason    Surrender

The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable.

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.

Acceptance    God    Holiness    Womanhood    Women

You have to give up! you have to give up!
You have to realize that someday you will die,
Until you know that, you are useless!


If
"If freckles were lovely, and day was night,
And measles were nice and a lie warn't a lie,
Life would be delight,--
But things couldn't go right
For in such a sad plight
I wouldn't be I.
If earth was heaven and now was hence,
And past was present, and false was true,
There might be some sense
But I'd be in suspense
For on such a pretense
You wouldn't be you.
If fear was plucky, and globes were square,
And dirt was cleanly and tears were glee
Things would seem fair,--
Yet they'd all despair,
For if here was there
We wouldn't be we.

Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.

The first step to the knowledge of the wonder and mystery of life is the recognition of the monstrous nature of the earthly human realm as well as its glory, the realization that this is just how it is and that it cannot and will not be changed. Those who think they know how the universe could have been had they created it, without pain, without sorrow, without time, without death, are unfit for illumination.

Acceptance    Change    Death    Life    Pain    Sorrow    Time

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