Acceptance can be one of life's greatest challenges, and as such, countless great quotes have been made over the years on the topic of acceptance. Accepting who you are, accepting other people for who they are, and accepting seemingly infinite variables that are beyond our direct control, can all be difficult. Famous quotes can serve to ease us through these difficult times when acceptance may not be as easily attained as we might like.
Various philosophies, such as Taoism, the Celestine Prophesy, and countless other writings new and old, teach to accept life's natural flow. To see where life's current takes us, as we are ultimately not in full control. To accept what we have been dealt is undeniably a very important part of life.
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"When you are outraged by somebody's impudence, ask yourself at once, 'Can the world exist without impudent people?' It cannot; so do not ask for impossibilities."
-Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
"California sunlight - sweet Calcutta rain - Honolulu starbright - the song remains the same."
"Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens."
"But there isn't any second half of myself waiting to plug in and make me whole. It's there. I'm already whole."
"Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery."
-Joanne Kathleen Rowling
"There are certainly states where you will find acceptance."
"Acceptance by the market has lagged behind expectations."
"You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance."
"Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own."
"The refutation of a sacrifice frequently consists in its acceptance."
"If I won, I'd probably go unconscious, ... Which would be bad, because then there would be no acceptance speech."
"I was moved by it then. I'm attracted to dark stories about acceptance."