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74 Acceptance Quotes About Life & Love (RESPECT)

Top 10 Uplifting Acceptance Quotes

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
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness. - Eckhart Tolle
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness. – Eckhart Tolle
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. - Nathaniel Branden
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. – Nathaniel Branden
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. - J.K. Rowling
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. – J.K. Rowling
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. - Brian Tracy
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. – Brian Tracy

“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
Happiness can exist only in acceptance. - George Orwell
Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. - Carl Jung
We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. – Carl Jung
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. - Miyamoto Musashi
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. – Miyamoto Musashi
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. - Gautama Buddha
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance. – Gautama Buddha

15 Inspirational Acceptance Quotes About Life

“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.”

Linda Thompson
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. - Jessica Lange
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. – Jessica Lange
If you do something with acceptance and kindness, you can create a true friendship. - Dustin Lance Black
If you do something with acceptance and kindness, you can create a true friendship. – Dustin Lance Black
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. - Michael J. Fox
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. – Michael J. Fox

“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
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
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
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. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
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. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Just knowing you don't have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn - and those are all good things. - Dick Van Dyke
Just knowing you don’t have the answers is a recipe for humility, openness, acceptance, forgiveness, and an eagerness to learn – and those are all good things. – Dick Van Dyke
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
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
Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect. - Jackie Robinson
Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect. – Jackie Robinson
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
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
That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. - Dan Brown
That is the definition of faith – acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove. – Dan Brown
The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. - George MacDonald
The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission. – George MacDonald
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. - Stuart Chase
Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws. – Stuart Chase
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. - Jean Vanier
Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. – Jean Vanier

12 Motivational Acceptance Quotes To Help You Overcome Challenges

“Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.”

Paul Tournier
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. - William James
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. – William James
Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. - Simon Sinek
Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options. – Simon Sinek

“The five stages – denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance – are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don't. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. - Henry Rollins
We all learn lessons in life. Some stick, some don’t. I have always learned more from rejection and failure than from acceptance and success. – Henry Rollins

“One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.”

Morris West
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is 'the quiet acceptance of what is'. - Wayne Dyer
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is ‘the quiet acceptance of what is’. – Wayne Dyer

“These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.”

Ricky Martin
Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. - Shakti Gawain
Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. – Shakti Gawain
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. - Eckhart Tolle
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes. – Eckhart Tolle

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

2 Acceptance Quotes on Patience

“The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.”

Ralph Marston
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance. - Cesar Chavez
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance. – Cesar Chavez

6 Wise Acceptance Quotes on Maturity

“I think it’s nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It’s a fair exchange.”

Cherie Lunghi
As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear. - Tracee Ellis Ross
As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear. – Tracee Ellis Ross

“Granted, I’ve changed internally as I’ve gotten older – I take it easy, I know when to stop and take care of myself, I laugh much more and with my belly and soul – but this comes from the confidence and acceptance that comes with maturity.”

Iman
'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. - Martha Graham
‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. – Martha Graham
I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things. - Tina Turner
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things. – Tina Turner

“I appreciate the change associated with people’s growth, but I don’t like the changes in our lives. I came to Mumbai in 1945, so imagine my acceptance of the massive changes around. I have witnessed every kind of revolution.”

Lata Mangeshkar

5 Acceptance Quotes on Self-Love

“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
I'm firmly convinced that true beauty only springs from the acceptance of oneself, from an awareness of who we really are. - Peter Lindbergh
I’m firmly convinced that true beauty only springs from the acceptance of oneself, from an awareness of who we really are. – Peter Lindbergh
Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance. - Brene Brown
Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it’s about earning approval and acceptance. – Brene Brown
Body love is more than acceptance of self or the acceptance of the body. Body love is about self-worth in general. It's more than our physical appearance. - Mary Lambert
Body love is more than acceptance of self or the acceptance of the body. Body love is about self-worth in general. It’s more than our physical appearance. – Mary Lambert
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
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

6 Acceptance Quotes on Inclusion and Tolerance

“The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.”

Maya Angelou
I believe it's our responsibility to show our communities the value of all people, to celebrate different, and to take a stand for acceptance and inclusion. - Julie Foudy
I believe it’s our responsibility to show our communities the value of all people, to celebrate different, and to take a stand for acceptance and inclusion. – Julie Foudy
Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. - CeeLo Green
Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience – I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed. – CeeLo Green

“When I speak of diversity, I don’t mean replacement of white comics. I don’t mean acceptance by white comics. We comics who weren’t born into the white guy paradigm of ‘funny’ don’t need a handout. We don’t need a PC push. We don’t need ‘a look’.”

Amanda Seales
Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye. - P.J. O'Rourke
Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye. – P.J. O’Rourke
There will always be people who will accept you for what you are! - Sakura Tsukuba
There will always be people who will accept you for what you are! – Sakura Tsukuba

2 Acceptance Quotes on Music

“It’s very strange how electronic music formatted itself and forgot that its roots are about the surprise, freedom, and the acceptance of every race, gender, and style of music into this big party. Instead, it started to become this electronic lifestyle which also involved the glorification of technology.”

Thomas Bangalter
I feel blessed and humbled that people have loved my music. Nothing would be possible without their acceptance. - A. R. Rahman
I feel blessed and humbled that people have loved my music. Nothing would be possible without their acceptance. – A. R. Rahman

2 Acceptance Quotes About Love Lost

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
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
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
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

14 Acceptance Quotes That Will Make You Think

“Perhaps one reason we are fascinated by cats is because such a small animal can contain so much independence, dignity, and freedom of spirit. Unlike the dog, the cat’s personality is never bet on a human’s. He demands acceptance on his own terms.”

Lloyd Alexander
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain. - George McGovern
The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one’s country deep enough to call her to a higher plain. – George McGovern

“Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.”

Anatole France
I think it's important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance. - Kristin Chenoweth
I think it’s important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance. – Kristin Chenoweth
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment. - Sting
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment. – Sting

“For the Left, tolerance does not mean tolerance. It means first, acceptance. And second, celebration. That is totalitarianism: You not only have to live with what you may differ with, dear citizen, you have to celebrate it or pay a steep price.”

Dennis Prager
The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth. - Pierre Bayle
The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth. – Pierre Bayle

“The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.”

John Henrik Clarke
I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech. - Nora Ephron
I don’t care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you’re also writing your Oscar acceptance speech. – Nora Ephron
Legally we have integration, social acceptance and diversity… but that doesn't mean… everybody is down with it. - Michael Ball
Legally we have integration, social acceptance and diversity… but that doesn’t mean… everybody is down with it. – Michael Ball

“The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.”

Ivan Illich
Control is not real, and I'm really understanding that every day. It's about the acceptance of relinquishing control that makes it powerful for you. - SZA
Control is not real, and I’m really understanding that every day. It’s about the acceptance of relinquishing control that makes it powerful for you. – SZA
The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins. - Salman Rushdie
The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins. – Salman Rushdie

“Wonder Woman is a fighter, better than most, but it’s what she fights for that is important. It’s her vision of a future of peace and acceptance that makes her the right ambassador for everyone.”

Gal Gadot

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