Acceptance Quotes

Powerful acceptance quotes will guide you towards a path of greater understanding, warmth, and inner peace. Find your peace, embrace your journey, and discover a newfound sense of acceptance within yourself. Deep acceptance quotes are steppingstones to self-discovery and your own personal transformation.

Best Acceptance Quotes

Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. Gautama Buddha

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

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

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

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it it’s just easier if you do. Byron Katie

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. Stewart O’Nan

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. Lao Tzu

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden

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. Deborah Reber

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie

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

If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn. If a child lives with fear, he learns to be apprehensive. If a child lives with encouragement, he learns to be confident. If a child lives with acceptance, he learns to love. Dorothy Nolte

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

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Ann Landers

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

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. Jim Morrison

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. Lao Tzu

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. Eleanor Roosevelt

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. John Green

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken. Laozi

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

Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart. Marcus Aurelius

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. Sylvia Plath

There will always be people who will accept you for what you are! Sakura Tsukuba

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. C. JoyBell C.

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 Webster

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. Shannon L. Alder

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. Jean Vanier

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A friend is one to whom one may pour out the contents of one’s heart, chaff and grain together, knowing that gentle hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping, and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. Dinah Maria Craik

All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self evident. Arthur Schopenhauer

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

If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is the quiet acceptance of what is. Wayne Dyer

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. Andy Warhol

Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. Shakti Gawain

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. Chuck Palahniuk

Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. Eckhart Tolle

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. Mitch Albom

I follow four dictates face it, accept it, deal with it, then let it go. Sheng yen

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. Shannon L. Alder

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Accept everything about yourself I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end no apologies, no regrets. Henry A. Kissinger

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. Jeannette Walls

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of not knowing. Mark Z. Danielewski

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. Alan Watts

A person was like a city. You couldn’t let a few less desirable parts put you off the whole. There may be bits you don’t like, a few dodgy side streets and suburbs, but the good stuff makes it worthwhile. Matt Haig

Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections. Saint Francis de Sales

A weed is but an unloved flower. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Whatever gets you through the night. John Lennon

History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. John F. Kennedy

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

No amount of self improvement can make up for any lack of self acceptance. Robert Holden

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

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

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. Michael Bassey Johnson

Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings. Arthur Rubinstein

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. Joanne Harris

There are two primary choices in life to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. Denis Waitley

Hate is a lack of imagination. Graham Greene

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

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

I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can’t accept not trying. Michael Jordan

A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. Lance Armstrong

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Albert Einstein

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. Shannon L. Alder

The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it. Terry Pratchett

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. Tony Schwartz

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain

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Be calm. God awaits you at the door. Gabriel García Márquez

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. Golda Meir

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. Elizabeth Edwards

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. William James

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

Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. Valery Satterwhite

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

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. Nietzche

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball

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There is a time in life when you expect the world to be always full of new things. And then comes a day when you realise that is not how it will be at all. You see that life will become a thing made of holes. Absences. Losses. Things that were there and are no longer. And you realise, too, that you have to grow around and between the gaps. Helen Macdonald

The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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

Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of rest, of acceptance of someone as they are. We are all hungry for this other silence. It is hard to find. In its presence, we can remember something beyond the moment, a strength on which to build a life. Silence is a place of great power and healing. Rachel Naomi Remen

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. Elisabeth Elliot

There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow. Aaron Lauritsen

If you cannot endure to be thought in the wrong, you will begin to do terrible things to make the wrong appear right. Sydney J. Harris

Don’t look for peace. Don’t look for any other state than the one you are in now; otherwise, you will set up inner conflict and unconscious resistance. Forgive yourself for not being at peace. The moment you completely accept your non peace, your non peace becomes transmuted into peace. Anything you accept fully will get you there, will take you into peace. This is the miracle of surrender. Eckhart Tolle

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. Jon Kabat Zinn

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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. Joseph Campbell

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr

Not being understood may be taken as a sign that there is much in one to understand. Alain de Botton

It’s not your job to like me it’s mine. Byron Katie

Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance. Deepak Chopra

You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. Ray Bradbury

I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would. Charlotte Eriksson

Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience. It isn’t more complicated than that. Sylvia Boorstein

Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on. Charlaine Harris

Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true. Robert Browning

My hands tend to be full enough dealing with people who hate me for who I am. Concentrate too hard on the millions of people who hate you for what you are and you’re likely to turn into one of those unkempt, sloppy dressers who sag beneath the weight of the two hundred political buttons they wear pinned to their coats and knapsacks. David Sedaris

Cherish forever what makes you unique, cuz you’re really a yawn if it goes. Bette Midler

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

Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths. Rumi

Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie

That’s what friends should do. cherish the good and pretend not to notice the harmless rest. Beth Hoffman

There are two basic motivating forces fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. John Lennon

I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. Bob Dylan

If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan

Non judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. Deepak Chopra

In actual life, it requires the greatest discipline to be simple, and the acceptance of oneself is the essence of the moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook upon life. Carl Jung

Falling in love was simple; one had only to yield. Digesting another person, however, and sustaining love, was bloody work, and not a soft job. Hanif Kureishi

If you really love someone, Claudia continued, you have to be prepared to accept them as they are. Maybe you hope that one day they get a wake up call and make the changes for their own reasons. Graeme Simsion

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

It is therefore of supreme importance that we consent to live not for ourselves but for others. When we do this we will be able first of all to face and accept our own limitations. As long as we secretly adore ourselves, our own deficiencies will remain to torture us with an apparent defilement. But if we live for others, we will gradually discover that no expects us to be as gods. We will see that we are human, like everyone else, that we all have weaknesses and deficiencies, and that these limitations of ours play a most important part in all our lives. It is because of them that we need others and others need us. We are not all weak in the same spots, and so we supplement and complete one another, each one making up in himself for the lack in another. Thomas Merton

I was willing to accept what I couldn’t change. Abdul Kalam

The moment you become miserly you are closed to the basic phenomenon of life expansion, sharing. The moment you start clinging to things, you have missed the target you have missed. Because things are not the target, you, your innermost being, is the target not a beautiful house, but a beautiful you; not much money, but a rich you; not many things, but an open being, available to millions of things. Osho

The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions. Dave Smalley

We carry the dead with us only until we die too, and then it is we who are borne along for a little while, and then our bearers in their turn drop, and so on into the unimaginable generations. John Banville

We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are. Harry S. Truman

I swear from the bottom of my heart I want to be healed. I want to be like other men, not this outcast whom nobody wants. E.M. Forster

I accept the universe! Margaret Fuller

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well. Jack Kornfield

We must accept life for what it actually is a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature. Robert Louis Stevenson

It’s in those quiet little towns, at the edge of the world, that you will find the salt of the earth people who make you feel right at home. Aaron Lauritsen

Borrowed thoughts, like borrowed money, only show the poverty of the borrower. Marguerite Gardiner