90+ Best Acceptance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

In our life, we can always find something that’s begging for change. During the process of transformation, we need gracefully accept the change. Also, we should start to accept things we can’t control in life.

Accepting our life and our reality give us the power to let the wrong reality go. Self acceptance help us to find inner peace and opportunity to grow. Inspirational acceptance quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

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Most Famous Acceptance Quotes

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

There is no greater suffering than constantly measuring yourself and coming up short, except perhaps the realization that your suffering is hurting others. But where do we learn these things? Because, really, they are learned. We don’t come crying out of the womb because of our birth weight or because we have no money in this brand new world. We learn to measure and we learn to attach our self-worth to those measurements. – Vironika Tugaleva

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

Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it. – Michael J. Fox

No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance. – Robert Holden

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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. – Melody Beattie

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.

I have always been better at caring for and looking after others than I have been at caring for myself. But in these later years, I have made progress. – Carl Rogers

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

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

When we accept ourselves for what we are, we decrease our hunger for power or the acceptance of others because our self-intimacy reinforces our inner sense of security. We are no longer preoccupied with being powerful or popular. We no longer fear criticism because we accept the reality of our human limitations. Once integrated, we are less often plagued with the desire to please others because simply being true to ourselves brings lasting peace. We are grateful for life and we deeply appreciate and love ourselves. – Brennan Manning

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

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

When you create yourself to make it you’re going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are…or you’re gonna have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping onto a character that you never were. – Jim Carrey

Acceptance of one’s life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices. – Paul Tournier

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. – Ann Landers

What self-acceptance does is open up more possibilities of succeeding because you aren’t fighting yourself along the way. – Shannon Ables

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself-and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is. – Jim Morrison

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

So we scramble to fill ourselves-our time, our body, our mind. We might buy something new or lose ourselves in mindless small talk. As soon as we have a gap, we go on-line to check our e-mail, we turn on music, we get a snack, watch television-anything to help us bury the feelings of vulnerability and deficiency lurking in our psyche. – Tara Brach

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

Die while alive and be thoroughly dead. Then do what you will, and all will be well. – Philip Kapleau

Every day I wake up and ask myself, How can I accept myself and others more fully? – Alaric Hutchinson

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

I am Dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it. – Isaac Marion

Your mind can never allow self-acceptance, since it is by nature self-contradictory and divisive. In fact, thinking is wholly based on a duality that prevents you from ever relaxing into yourself. – Shai Tubali

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

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

Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because once one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. – Lao Tzu

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell

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

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. – Diane Von Furstenberg

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

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. – Valery Satterwhite

You’re already stuck with yourself for a lifetime. Why not improve this relationship? – Vironika Tugaleva

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

Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on. – Charlaine Harris

Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself. – Nathaniel Branden

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

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball

What if each time you experienced an emotion, you acknowledged it, accepted it, and became curious about its message for you (instead of trying to make it go away or make it last longer)? Imagine how this could change your life. Imagine how heard, loved, and honoured you would feel if you really listened to yourself. – Vironika Tugaleva

The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment. – Sting

Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique. – D.B. Harrop

You work so hard to fix yourself, but maybe what you need isn’t another tactic, another book, another expert, another five-step plan. Maybe, you don’t need to be fixed. Maybe, what’s really holding you back is the idea that you need to be fixed. Maybe you just need to let yourself play instead of always making yourself do homework. – Vironika Tugaleva

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

We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves. – Dalai Lama XIV

Being authentic begins with unconditional self acceptance – imperfections and all. – Azim Jamal & Brian Tracy

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. – Nathaniel Branden

You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company. – Diane Von Furstenberg

I’m not perfect, but I’m pretty good. – Anonymous

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

It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes. – Robert E. Lee

We don’t have to wait until we are on our deathbed to realize what a waste of our precious lives it is to carry the belief that something is wrong with us. – Tara Brach

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. – Fulton Oursler

Acceptance doesn’t mean that life gets better; it just means that my way of living life on life’s terms improves. – Sharon E. Rainey

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. – Miyamoto Musashi

Laugh at yourself, not with ridicule but with objectivity and acceptance of self. – C. W. Metcalf

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

When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened. – Shannon L. Alder

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

Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. – Eckhart Tolle

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance. – Charlize Theron

Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it. – Rasheed Ogunlaru

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nobody’s going to win all the time. On the highway of life you can’t always be in the fast lane. – Haruki Murakami

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

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

Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced. – James Baldwin

I’m not okay, you’re not okay, and that’s okay. – William Sloane Coffin

Acceptance makes an incredible fertile soil for the seeds of change. – Steve Maraboli

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

But there isn’t any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It’s there. I’m already whole. – Sally Field

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it. – Kathleen Casey Theisen

The only thing that will make you happy is being happy with who you are, and not who people think you are. – Goldie Hawn

You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf. – Joseph Goldstein

Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. – Maxwell Maltz

Accept yourself: flaws, quirks, talents, secret thoughts, all of it, and experience true liberation. – Amy Leigh Mercree

Acceptance is a letting-go process. You let go of your wishes and demands that life can be different. It’s a conscious choice. – Gary Emery

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson

If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit

We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. – Lynn Hall

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

Acceptance is observation of life and suspension of judgment about whether what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong. – Ron Smotherman

Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is only time we have. – Art Buchwald

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

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

Everything begins with accepting oneself. Without self-acceptance, one cannot accomplish anything. – Xuan-Thu Nguyen

I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Accept that some days you’re the pigeon, and some days you’re the statue. – Roger C. Anderson

Don’t try to understand everything. Because sometimes it’s not meant to be understood, but to be accepted. – unknown

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