Acceptance Quotes – Self Acceptance Quotes

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Many people struggle with accepting the reality of their lives. The grass can always seem greener on the other side of the fence but in reality we don’t know what other people are struggling with on a daily basis. Here are some self acceptance quotes that I find helpful when I am struggling with accepting things that are going on with my life.

Self Acceptance Quotes

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1.  “Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science. ” — Gary Zukav

2. ” Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.” — Jessica Lange

3. ” Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.” ― Miyamoto Musashi

4. ” 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

5. ” Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.” ― Brendan Francis

6. ” When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others. – Peace Pilgrim

7. ” 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

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

9. ” No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.” ― Fernando Pessoa

10. ” Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility — instead of anger and resentment.” ― Anonymous

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

12. ” I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others. ” — Jennifer Louden

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

15. ” Acceptance is such an important commodity, some have called it the first law of personal growth. ” — Peter McWilliams

16. ” A weed is but an unloved flower.” ― Ella Wheeler Wilcox

17. ” For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.” ― George Orwell

18. ” 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

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

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

21. ” Accept everything about yourself — I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end — no apologies, no regrets.” ― Clark Moustakas

22. ” Hate is a lack of imagination.” ― Graham Greene

23. ” 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.” ― George Eliot

24. ” 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.” ― Ida R. Wylie

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

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

27. ” To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.” ― Simone De Beauvoir

28. ” 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

29. ” 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

30. ” As you become more clear about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” ― Oprah Winfrey



I hope that you have enjoyed these self acceptance quotes.


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