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acceptance Quotes

90 of the best book quotes about acceptance
  1. #1
    “Remember that all worlds draw to an end and that noble death is a treasure which no one is too poor to buy.”
  2. #2
    “In the Huxleyan prophecy, Big Brother does not watch us, by his choice. We watch him, by ours. There is no need for wardens or gates or Ministries of Truth.”
  3. #3
    “Abuelita smiled, reached over, and pulled the yarn, unraveling all of Esperanza’s rows. ‘Do not be afraid to start over,’ she said.”
  4. #4
    “The girl paused. Then she leaned and held her hand out to Katsa. Something welled up inside Katsa, something she couldn’t quite name. A sort of sad gladness at this little creature who wanted to touch her.”
  5. #5
    ″‘He doesn’t smell right!’ he exclaimed. ‘He isn’t a rabbit at all! He isn’t real!’
    ‘I am Real!’ said the little Rabbit. ‘I am Real! The Boy said so!’ And he nearly began to cry.”
  6. #6
    “Security in a relationship lies neither in looking back to what it was in nostalgia, nor forward to what it might be in dread or anticipation, but living in the present relationship and accepting it as it is now.”
  7. #7
    “Today, I will accept my circumstances even if I lack direction and insight. I will remember to do things that make myself and others feel good during those times. I will trust that clarity will come of its own accord.”
  8. #8
    “It seems that most people need to experience a great deal of suffering before they will relinquish resistance and accept - before they will forgive.”
  9. #9
    “The ancient code of the Knights Radiant says “journey before destination.” Some may call it a simple platitude, but it is far more. A journey will have pain and failure. It is not only the steps forward that we must accept. It is the stumbles. The trials. The knowledge that we will fail. That we will hurt those around us.”
  10. #10
    “He had learned that he could not devour the earth, that he must know and accept his limitations.”
  11. #11
    “Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of ‘not knowing.”
  1. #12
    “The world can show you the truth, but no one can force you to accept it.”
  2. #13
    “It is silly, isn’t it, that I would dream of someone else offering to me the acceptance and affirmation I was withholding from myself. This was a moment when the maxim “You can never love anybody if you are unable to love yourself” made clear sense. And I add, “Do not expect to receive the love from someone else you do not give yourself.”
  3. #14
    “They hopped the curb and rode a short distance down the jogging path, stopping at the top of a steep slope covered in dry brush. Near the bottom of the slope, just before the ground leveled out, a ramp had been constructed. ‘You have to take that jump going full speed,’ Summer said.
    ‘Whatever!’ Nate exclaimed. ‘I’m not a stunt man. What are you planning to do, rob my corpse?‘”
  4. #15
    “But they did not say the things they knew. And they knew everything. They had seen everything. They had accepted everything. And they received every new intelligence now with a cynical and amused look in their untelling eyes.”
  5. #16
    “We love the things we love for what they are.”
  6. #17
    “When you wear the weed of impatience in your heart instead of the flower Acceptance-with-Joy, you will always find your enemies get an advantage over you.”
  7. #18
    “Behold me, here I am; thy little handmaiden Acceptance-with-Joy and all that is in my heart is thine.”
  8. #19
    “Your hope lies in accepting your life as it now lies before you, forever changed. If you can do that, the peace you seek will follow. Forever changed. I am forever changed.”
  9. #20
    “It is an impressively arrogant move to conclude that just because you don’t like something, it is empirically not good. I don’t like Chinese food, but I don’t write articles trying to prove it doesn’t exist.”
  10. #21
    “It’s a fairly accurate portrait of me at eighteen, minus a few quirks like reckless driving and eating binges. It’s accurate but it isn’t profound.”
  11. #22
    “Now I was safe, now I was really crazy, and nobody could take me out of there.”

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  1. #23
    “Now the Law of the Jungle lays down that if there is any dispute as to the right of a cub to be accepted by the Pack, he must be spoken for by at least two members of the Pack who are not his father and mother.”
  2. #24
    Never confuse your perception of yourself with the mystery that you really are accepted.
  3. #25
    ‘To love the journey is to accept no such end. I have found, through painful experience, that the most important step a person can take is always the next one.”
  4. #26
    “That’s why I loved being with you. We could do the simplest things, like toss starfish into the ocean and share a burger and talk and even then I knew that I was fortunate. Because you were the first guy who wasn’t constantly trying to impress me. You accepted who you were, but more than that, you accepted me for me. And nothing else mattered-- not my family or your family or anyone else in the world. It was just us.”
  5. #27
    “A new sense of ‘church’ had emerged, open and inclusive, replacing the hermetically sealed model that had kept the ‘good folks’ in and the ‘bad folks’ out.”
  6. #28
    “if i am the longest relationship
    of my life
    isn’t it time to
    nurture intimacy
    and love
    with the person
    i lie in bed with each night
    -acceptance”
  7. #29
    “i notice everything i do not have
    and decide it is beautiful”
  8. #30
    “it was when i stopped searching for home within others
    and lifted the foundations of home within myself
    i found there were no roots more intimate
    than those between a mind and body
    that have decided to be whole”
  9. #31
    ″ ‘Strength for what?’ Stephen’s face showed genuine interest. ‘To have the strength to accept all that life offers - good and bad.‘”
  10. #32
    “You will not clean this up. If there are people in our community who are disparaged and hated and left out because they are mojados (wetbacks) . . . Then we shall be proud to call ourselves a wetback church.”
  11. #33
    “I know it’s an absurd situation, but we’re all involved in it, and we’ve got to accept it as it is.”
  1. #34
    “As a girl, Sophie was scared of all dogs. Even as an old woman, she was quite alarmed by the two rows of white fangs in the creature’s open jaws. But she said to herself, ‘The way I am now, it’s scarcely worth worrying about,’ and felt in her sewing pocket for her scissors. She reached into the hedge with the scissors and sawed away at the rope round the dog’s neck.”
  2. #35
    “Morality cannot be legislated, but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. The law cannot make an employer love an employee, but it can prevent him from refusing to hire me because of the color of my skin.”
  3. #36
    “The more I risk being rejected, the better my chances are of being accepted.”
  4. #37
    “The ease. Us, the children… I never realized how easily people could be trained to accept slavery”
  5. #38
    “I’m not afraid to compete. It’s just the opposite. Don’t you see that? I’m afraid I will compete - that’s what scares me. That’s why I quit the Theatre Department. Just because I’m so horribly conditioned to accept everybody else’s values, and just because I like applause and people to rave about me, doesn’t make it right. I’m ashamed of it. I’m sick of it. I’m sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody. I’m sick of myself and everybody else that wants to make some kind of a splash.”
  6. #39
    “All of us have our own inner fears, beliefs, opinions. These inner assumptions rule and govern our lives. A suggestion has no power in and of itself, its power arises from the fact that you accept it mentally.”
  7. #40
    “When someone comes with his loneliness to the minister, he can only expect that his loneliness will be understood and felt, so that he no longer has to run away from it but can accept it as an expression of his basic human condition.”
  8. #41
    “Every time people come at us with the intention of killing us, I close my eyes and wait for death. Even though I am still alive, I feel like each time I accept death, part of me dies.”
  9. #42
    “But if you will learn to receive your value from your Heavenly Father and listen to what He says about you, then you’ll feel accepted, approved, redeemed, forgiven, confident and secure. You will feel extremely valuable and that’s exactly the way God wants you to be.”
  10. #43
    “Most people need love and acceptance a lot more than they need advice.”
  11. #44
    “It’s a gift to joyfully recognize and accept our own smallness and ordinariness. Then you are free with nothing to live up to, nothing to prove, and nothing to protect. Such freedom is my best description of Christian maturity, because once you know that your “I” is great and one with God, you can ironically be quite content with a small and ordinary “I.” No grandstanding is necessary. Any question of your own importance or dignity has already been resolved once and for all and forever.”

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  1. #45
    “Children just feel emotions and their reasoning mind doesn’t interpret or question them. This is why children accept certain people and reject other people.”
  2. #46
    “Until we learn to love others as ourselves, it’s difficult to blame broken people who desperately try to affirm themselves when no one else will.”
  3. #47
    “There have been times over the years when I’ve tried to leave Hailsham behind, when I’ve told myself I shouldn’t look back so much. But then there came a point when I just stopped resisting.”
  4. #48
    “He’d lived long enough to know that everyone handled grief in different ways, and little by little, they all seemed to accept their new lives.”
  5. #49
    “He heard her speak and accepted her words with favor.”
  6. #50
    “But when Scrubb shook hands with Jill, he said, ‘So long, Jill. Sorry I’ve been a funk and so ratty. I hope you get safe home,’ and Jill said, ‘So long, Eustace. And I’m sorry I’ve been such a pig.’ And this was the first time they had ever used Christian names, because one didn’t do it at school.”
  7. #51
    “If I could tell my colleagues in the media four things, they would be: 1.Everyone hates you. 2.No one is afraid of you. 3.No one believes what you say. 4.Nobody owes you anything. If every journalist in America realized those four things, their behavior would transform overnight, immeasurably for the better.”
  8. #52
    “As the outsider, you can retreat into a shell, be anonymous, be invisible. Or you can go the other way. You protect yourself by opening up. You don’t ask to be accepted for everything you are, just the one part of yourself that you’re willing to share.”
  9. #53
    “They have accepted me as an individual, as a personality, as an entity. I belong! I am important! I am somebody!”
  10. #54
    “I had never realized how much I needed the attention of others to confirm my own presence.”
  11. #55
    “The really terrible thing, old buddy, is that you must accept them.”
  1. #56
    “Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.”
  2. #57
    “Coming to her made him feel perfectly welcomed, perfectly at home, as he had never in his life felt before.”
  3. #58
    “Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.”
  4. #59
    “Last night it had been my father who had finally said it, ‘She’s never coming home.’ A clear and easy piece of truth that everyone who had ever known me had accepted. But he needed to say it, and she needed to hear him say it.”
  5. #60
    “Most things will be okay eventually, but not everything will be. Sometimes you’ll put up a good fight and lose. Sometimes you’ll hold on really hard and realize there is no choice but to let go. Acceptance is a small, quiet room.”
  6. #61
    “None of us wants to die. But it’s a possibility, and if you don’t accept that, it’s going to be in the back of your head the whole time, and you’re not going to be able to function. So you accept it, you realize that you’re not going to be able to talk to your family possibly ever again.”
  7. #62
    “God, grant me strength to accept those things I cannot change.”
  8. #63
    ″For Jessica, it was easier to think of me as Bad Hannah than as the Hannah she got to know at Monet’s. It was easier to accept. Easier to understand.
    For her, the rumors needed to be true.”
  9. #64
    ″ ‘I never let the truth break me before, and I’m not about to start now.’ As awful as it was, as difficult to swallow as it might be, knowing was always better than not knowing.”
  10. #65
    “You will get in life what you accept and expect you are worthy of.”
  11. #66
    “Mindfulness means maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment. Mindfulness also involves acceptance, meaning that we pay attention to our thoughts and feelings without judging them - without believing, for instance, that there’s a “right” or “wrong” way to think or feel in a given moment. When we practice mindfulness, our thoughts tune in to what we’re sensing in the present moment rather than rehashing the past or imagining the future.”
  1. #67
    “But I will tell you this secret thing, which not one of them saw, not even August, the thing that brought me the most cause for gladness. It was how Sugar-Girl said what she did, like I was truly one of them. Not one person in the room said, ‘Sugar-Girl, really, talking about white people like that and we have a white person present.’ They didn’t even think of me being different.”
  2. #68
    “When a man finds that it is his destiny to suffer, he will have to accept his suffering as his task.”
  3. #69
    “Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it.”
  4. #70
    “On this new level you live, you have been living more comfortably every day, with new morals, new principles. You have accepted things you would not have accepted five years ago, a year ago, things that your father, even in Germany, could not have imagined.”
  5. #71
    “Even now, he could not fully accept the idea that Frank had been deliberately killed—it was so utterly irrational. It was beyond all reason that Hal, who had performed flawlessly for so long, should suddenly turn assassin.”
  6. #72
    “She had won, indeed, but her triumph was full of air. Her fleeting victory had left in its wake a vast, echoing space, because she had taken on, for too long, a pitch of voice and a way of being that was not hers.”
  7. #73
    “FSM believers are peaceful, openminded, well educated, and reject dogma outright. We’ve never started a war and have never killed others for their opposing beliefs.”
  8. #74
    “What you resist will persist; what you befriend, you will transcend.”
  9. #75
    “We stared at each other, blood on my face, tears on hers. It was as if I saw myself. Like in a looking-glass.”
  10. #76
    “I can no longer condemn or hate a brother for whom I pray, no matter how much trouble he causes me.”
  11. #77
    “Good. Tonight, after you were gone, I thought a lot. About you and how you’ve been treating me and I thought, “Why do I love you?” And then, I felt everything in me just let go of everything I was holding onto so tightly. And it hit me that I don’t have an intellectual reason. I don’t need one. I trust myself, I trust my feelings. I’m not gonna try to be anything other than who I am anymore and I hope you can accept that.”
  1. #78
    “The gospel is this: We are more sinful and flawed in ourselves than we ever dared believe, yet at the very same time we are more loved and accepted in Jesus Christ than we ever dared hope.”
  2. #79
    “Stop looking for something when something has already found you. You have been living with your eyes closed. Awaken, it’s there. Take it, it’s yours.”
  3. #80
    “Certainly a liberal education does manifest itself in a courtesy, propriety, and polish of word and action, which is beautiful in itself, and acceptable to others; but it does much more.”
  4. #81
    “Their tears at the bitter injustice dry when they begin to perceive the terrible justice of reality, and to accept it.”
  5. #83
    “God accepts you. God approves of you. And He has something better in store.”
  6. #84
    “Her sadness had melted away in the warmth of her surroundings.”
  7. #85
    “Few beautiful women were willing to indicate in public that they belonged to someone. I had known enough women to realize this. I accepted them for what they were, and love came hard and very seldom. When it did it was usually for the wrong reasons. One simply became tired of holding love back and let it go because it needed some place to go. Then usually, there was trouble.”
  8. #86
    “That night I gave another bad reading. I didn’t care. They didn’t care. If John Cage could get one thousand dollars for eating an apple, I’d accept $500 plus air fare for being a lemon.”
  9. #87
    “They must be considered as a whole; they must be accepted or rejected as a whole.”
  10. #88
    “The boundary to what we can accept is the boundary to our freedom.”
  11. #89
    “Clearly recognizing what is happening inside us, and regarding what we see with an open, kind and loving heart, is what I call Radical Acceptance.”
  12. #90
    “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today.”
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