55+ Best Acceptance Quotes That Make You Think

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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Deep Acceptance Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

encouraging acceptance quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inspirational Acceptance Quotes

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

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

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

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

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

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

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

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

I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would. Charlotte Eriksson

Change is possible, but it must start with self-acceptance. Alexander Lowen

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

Accept everything about yourself I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end no apologies, no regrets. Henry A. Kissinger

Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself. Tyra Banks

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

Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept. Wallace Stegner

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

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

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt

Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. Roy Bennett

Acceptance is the key to everything. Michael J Fox