Acceptance Quotes (61) Spiritual Sayings

Summary: Definition of Acceptance. The action of consenting to receive or undertake something offered. The acceptance of responsibility. The action or process of being received as adequate or suitable, typically to be admitted into a group.


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

“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

“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

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

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

If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world
~ Dorothy Nolte

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

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

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

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

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

As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
~ James Anthony Froude

Accept your genius and say what you think.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Genius is expansive, irresistible, and irresistibly expansive. If it is in you, no cords can confine it.
~ Mary Abigail Dodge

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

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

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

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

The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity.
~ Rabindranath Tagore

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

Beneath every no lays a passion for yes that had never been broken.
~ Wallace Stevens

Zen has nothing to teach us in the way of intellectual analysis; nor has it any set doctrines which are imposed on its followers for acceptance.
~ D.T. Suzuki

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

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.
~ Brian Tracy

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

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

An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

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

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

I surround people in unconditional acceptance and love to such a degree that everything that is unloving about them rises to the surface.
~ Iyanla Vanzant

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.
~ Nhat Hanh

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

The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within.
~ Mahatma Gandhi

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

One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
~ Albert Einstein

Tolerance is the first principle of community; it is the spirit which conserves the best that all men think.
~ Helen Keller

A tree that is unbending, is easily broken.
~ Laozi 

The acceptance of oneself is the essence of the whole moral problem and the epitome of a whole outlook on life.
~ Carl Jung

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

It's not your job to like me - it's mine
~ Byron Katie

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

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

Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
~ Robert Frost

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
~ Goswami Kriyananda

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

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

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

When the institutions of money rule the world, it is perhaps inevitable that the interests of money will take precedence over the interests of people. What we are experiencing might best be described as a case of money colonizing life. To accept this absurd distortion of human institutions and purpose should be considered nothing less than an act of collective, suicidal insanity.
~ David Korten

Tolerance is the positive and cordial effort to understand another's beliefs, practices, and habits without necessarily sharing or accepting them.
~ Joshua L. Liebman

Basically we could not have peace, or an atmosphere in which peace could grow, unless we recognized the rights of individual human beings... their importance, their dignity... and agreed that was the basic thing that had to be accepted throughout the world.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

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

Defeat is not defeat unless accepted as a reality-in your own mind.
~ Bruce Lee 

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

To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
~ Simone de Beauvoir

We may have our private opinions but why should they be a bar to the meeting of hearts?
~ Mahatma Gandhi

The greatest and most important problems of life are all fundamentally insoluble. They can never be solved but only outgrown.
~ Carl Jung

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.

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
~ George Orwell

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