Acceptance Proverbs

Sayings about Acceptance

He who accepts the gift loses his liberty. ~ Hungarian Proverbs

Whoever writes a book, should be ready to accept criticism. ~ Iraqi Proverbs

It is better to carry stones with a wise man than accept the meal of a madman. ~ Armenian Proverbs

To long for everything: sorrow; to accept everything: joy. ~ Indian Proverbs

Who accepts from another sells his freedom. ~ German Proverbs

Who accepts nothing has nothing to return. ~ German Proverb

Don’t say amen to an unacceptable prayer. ~ Turkish Proverbs

He is truly hungry who accepts defeat in a fight over meat. ~ Malagasy Proverbs

Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold. ~ Latin Proverbs

Lies are accepted once, not twice. ~ Islamic Proverb

Quotations about Acceptance

Acceptance of the power of God in one’s life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict. ~ Kenneth L. Pike

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. ~ George Orwell

Almost any event will put on a new face when received with cheerful acceptance. ~ Henry S. Haskins

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings. ~ Okakura Kakuzo

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means. ~ Mason Cooley

God asks no man whether he will accept life. This is not the choice. You must take it. The only question is how. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

What it is forbidden to be put right becomes lighter by acceptance. ~ Horace

I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community. ~ Lady Gaga

Happiness is a function of accepting what is. ~ Werner Erhard

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

with a grace to reason and bow and accept at the end of a love or a season. ~ Robert Frost

A man doesn’t learn to understand anything unless he loves it. ~ Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it. ~ Buddha

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

It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is. ~ Karl Wilhelm Von Humboldt

Acceptance makes any event put on a new face. ~ Henry S. Haskins

Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going. ~ Werner Erhard

Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out. ~ Michael Sheen

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen. ~ Ralph Marston

The homosexual community has more acceptance in America than it ever has, and the suicide rate is as high as it’s always been. ~ Randall Terry

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

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

We cannot change anything unless we accept it. ~ Carl Jung

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Let there be no doubt, while I strongly disagree with the court’s decision, I accept it. ~ Al Gore,

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. ~ Maureen Dowd

The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. ~ Carl Gustav Jung

If you can accept losing, you can’t win. ~ Author Unknown

The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. ~ Clarence Day

Our entire life consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are. ~ Jean Anouilh

We must like what we have when we don’t have what we like. ~ Comte De Bussy-Rabutin

Parents need to teach their children principles of respect and acceptance. ~ Zachary Quinto

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. ~ Brian Tracy

Services like Google and Facebook only exist because of the social acceptance of a mass amount of distributed volunteer labor from tons and tons of people. ~ Jaron Lanier

I hate the giving of the hand unless the whole man accompanies it. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own. ~ Jean Toomer

Human beings, like plants, grow in the soil of acceptance, not in the atmosphere of rejection. ~ Sir John Powell

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. ~ Brendan Francis

If you can’t fight, and you can’t flee, flow. ~ Robert Eliot

Acceptance is the truest kinship with humanity. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth. ~ Pierre Bayle

People are lucky and unlucky… according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect. ~ Samuel Butler

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. ~ Jessica Lange

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

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. ~ Dick Cavett

Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with. ~ Robert Frost

For this is wisdom: to live, to take what fate, or the Gods, may give. ~ Laurence Hope

I wish they would only take me as I am. ~ Vincent van Gogh

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.

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That’s all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it’s something you allow. ~ Will Garcia

Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human. ~ Albert Ellis

Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits. ~ James Baldwin

If you are wise, live as you can; if you cannot, live as you would. ~ Baltasar Gracian

Every man must be content with that glory which he may have at home. ~ Boethius

Ask not that events should happen as you will, but let your will be that events should happen as they do, and you shall have peace. ~ Epictetus

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition. ~ Cyril Falls

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. ~ William James

I will not meddle with that which I cannot mend. ~ Thomas Fuller

Better to accept whatever happens. ~ Horace

What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance. ~ Tom Daschle

Let a man accept his destiny. No pity and no tears. ~ Euripides

Our accepting what we must always inhibits our being what we ought to be. ~ John Fowles

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. ~ Sara Teasdale

We must deal with the world as we find it, not as we would like it to be. ~ Lee Balkum

Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. ~ Malcolm Muggeridge

Living Beyond Your Pain: Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to Ease. ~ Book preview

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