80+ Self-Acceptance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Self acceptance is about realistic understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. It means that you are happy with who and what you are. Self-acceptance is key to a healthy emotional and psychological life. Famous self acceptance quotes will inspire you along your path of accepting yourself, and increase the habit of self-care and personal growth.

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Best Self Acceptance Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

To be nobody but yourself in a world that’s doing its best to make you somebody else, is to fight the hardest battle you are ever going to fight. Never stop fighting. E. E. Cummings

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

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

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

With self-acceptance, we have the ability to choose compassion and forgiveness over anger and self-hatred. Michelle Cruz-Rosado

The beauty you see in others is the true reflection behind the lens of the real person you see in yourself. Germany Kent

My willingness to be intimate with my own deep feelings creates the space for intimacy with another. Shakti Gawain

Forgiveness is the path to Healing; Healing is the path to Self-acceptance. J.R. Incer

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

Be comfortable in your black skin. If someone finds a threat in it, then they should visit their psychologist. Mitta Xinindlu

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

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

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. Yogi Bhajan

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

Amazing Self Acceptance Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I seem to have the blind self-acceptance of the eccentric who can’t conceive that his eccentricities are not clearly understood. Saul Bellow

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

In order to accept any sort of change, you must realize that you do not have control over everything in your life. Auliq Ice

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

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

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

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. C.G. Jung

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

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

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

Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. E.E. Cummings

I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do. Brene Brown

Becoming acquainted with yourself is a price well worth paying for the love that will really address your needs. Daphne Rose Kingma

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

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

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. Siddhārtha Gautama

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.

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

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

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

Top Self Acceptance Quotes

Self-acceptance begets acceptance from others, which begets even deeper, more genuine self-acceptance. It can be done. But no one is going to bestow it on you. It is a gift only you can give yourself. Camryn Manheim

Only in solitude can you discover a sense of your own beauty. John O’Donohue

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

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

Be like a river. Be open. Flow. Julie Connor

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

Self-acceptance is how to find peace with one’s soul. Oscar Auliq-Ice

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

Self-acceptance has been a blessed byproduct of middle age. Candice Bergen

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

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

You are you, no one else is you, you are the right you, and the right you, is the you that you love. Ya’ira Somerville

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

The more you find yourself doing things you love, the more you’ll love yourself for doing them. Tiffany Stoffer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives. Louise Hay

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

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

Acceptance is the key to everything. Michael J Fox

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

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

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

Be someone you’d like to know yourself. Dahi Tamara Koch

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

There’s no alternative to being yourself. Accept it, honour it, value it – and get on with it. Rasheed Ogunlaru

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

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