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Acceptance quotes (26)

The betrothed and accepted lover has lost the wildest charms of his maiden by her acceptance. She was heaven while he pursued her but she cannot be heaven if she stoops to one such as he!
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Acceptance

Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.
James Baldwin   Category: Acceptance

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Acceptance

{There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao.} The first in the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend you goodwill and virtue in every direction regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood an illusion a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness.
Lao Tzu   Category: Acceptance

Give us the fortitude to endure the things which cannot be changed and the courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to know one from the other.
Bishop Oliver J. Hart   Category: Acceptance

The acceptance of the truth that joy and sorrow laughter and tears are not confined to any particular time place or people but are universally distributed should make us more tolerant of and more interested in the lives of others.
William M. Peck   Category: Acceptance

Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue a wonderful living side by side can grow if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.
Rainer Maria Rilke   Category: Acceptance

He who accepts nothing has nothing to return.
Proverb   Category: Acceptance

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James   Category: Acceptance

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle   Category: Acceptance

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 Antoninus   Category: Acceptance

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus   Category: Acceptance

If we worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true really is true then there would be little hope for advance.
Wilbur Wright   Category: Acceptance

From every place below the skies The grateful song the fervent prayer The incense of the heart may rise To heaven and find acceptance there.
John Pierpont   Category: Acceptance

All that we desire all that we can ever envision or hope to attain is already provided for us; it is already available and will ever be awaiting our acceptance....
Mary L. Kupferle   Category: Acceptance

Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.
Jean Toomer   Category: Acceptance

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
John Fowles   Category: Acceptance

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   Category: Acceptance

Every great scientific truth goes through three stages: First people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it had been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it.
Jean Louis Agassiz   Category: Acceptance

When you were quite a little boy somebody ought to have said 'hush' just once.
Mrs Patrick Campbell   Category: Acceptance

If I accept you as you are I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Acceptance

When you were quite a little boy somebody ought to have said hush just once.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell   Category: Acceptance

When you are in a state of nonacceptance its difficult to learn. A clenched fist cannot receive a gift and a clenched psyche grasped tightly against the reality of what must not be accepted cannot easily receive a lesson.
John Roger   Category: Acceptance

As long as people will accept crap it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
Dick Cavett   Category: Acceptance

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Acceptance

God give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. This prayer was first printed in a monthly bulletin of the Federal Council of Churches and has become enormously popular. It has been circulated in millions of copies.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Acceptance