200+ Best Acceptance Quotes And Sayings

Accepting people, places, things, and circumstances is one of the biggest challenges we face. The way we handle it says a lot about our character and who we are as people. And it’s not always easy. We can get stuck in denial or act out in anger Read more

But whether you struggle with accepting change, your current situation, the world around you, or life in general, you’ll find something here to help guide your path to acceptance.

You couldn't relive your life, skipping the awful parts, without...
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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 Onan
Letting go doesn't mean that you don't care about someone...
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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
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To love life, to love it evenwhen you have no stomach for itand everything you've held dearcrumbles like burnt paper in your hands, your throat filled with the silt of it. When grief sits with you, its tropical heatthickening the air, heavy as watermore fit for gills than lungs;when grief weights you like your own fleshonly more of it, an obesity of grief, you think, How can a body withstand this? Then you hold life like a facebetween your palms, a plain face, no charming smile, no violet eyes, and you say, yes, I will take you I will love you, again. Ellen Bass
To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved...
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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
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Real isn't how you are made, ' said the Skin Horse. 'It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.''Does it hurt?' asked the Rabbit. 'Sometimes, ' said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. 'When you are Real you don't mind being hurt.' 'Does it happen all at once, like being wound up, ' he asked, 'or bit by bit?' 'It doesn't happen all at once, ' said the Skin Horse. 'You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand. . Margery Williams Bianco
I have never found anybody who could stand to accept...
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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
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Love is made up of three unconditional properties in equal measure:1. Acceptance2. Understanding3. AppreciationRemove any one of the three and the triangle falls apart. Which, by the way, is something highly inadvisable. Think about it – do you really want to live in a world of only two dimensions? So, for the love of a triangle, please keep love whole. Vera Nazarian
A weed is but an unloved flower.
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A weed is but an unloved flower. Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out. Shannon L. Alder
The most confused you will ever get is when you...
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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
True friends are those who came into your life, saw...
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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
Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love,...
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Set the standard! Stop expecting others to show you love, acceptance, commitment, & respect when you don't even show that to yourself. Steve Maraboli
The more you know who you are, and what you...
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The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. Stephanie Perkins
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked...
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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
A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.
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A boo is a lot louder than a cheer. Lance Armstrong
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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
Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again...
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Non-judgment quiets the internal dialogue, and this opens once again the doorway to creativity. Deepak Chopra
I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each...
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I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. Bob Dylan
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The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s reply. Joseph Campbell
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with...
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Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery. J.k. Rowling