40 Acceptance and Self-Acceptance Quotes for Life, Love and Inner Peace

Welcome to our special corner of the web dedicated to Quotes about Acceptance. This collection has been carefully curated to inspire you, uplift you, and most importantly, help you understand the deep value and importance of Acceptance in our lives.

Here, you will find Quotes from a wide range of thinkers and doers from various walks of life, all voicing a common theme – Acceptance. Their words will encourage you to embrace differences, open your heart to life’s uncertainties, and learn to love ourselves and others just as we are.

These Quotes are not just sentences; they are life lessons reminding us that acceptance can bridge gaps, mend relationships, and create a more compassionate world. So, as you browse through these nuggets of wisdom, may they serve as a guiding light and a source of comfort.

We invite you to take your time and reflect on each Quote. Who knows? You might just find the inspiration you need to practice acceptance in your daily life. So, dive in and let these powerful words of wisdom wash over you.

Work on the flaws that can be corrected and learn to accept what you cannot change.
Hanif Raah, Positive Thinking
Inspirational Quotes

Staying present teaches us the power of acceptance.
Yolanda V Acree, Mindful Simplicity
Mindfulness Quotes

ACCEPTANCE is the act of opening up to painful feelings and sensations that we might otherwise want to avoid or fight.
Giulia Suro, Learning to Thrive
Feeling Quotes

There is probably no better teacher in the journey to self-acceptance than our shadow.
Christopher Uhl, Teaching as if Life Matters
Teacher Quotes

Everyone knows that you should be compassionate towards others but we often forget to reserve the same compassion for ourselves. Like anyone, you need your own time, space, comfort, and love.
C.M. Fraser, Deppy to Happy
Compassion Quotes

Death, which we will all encounter one day, which will strike our loved ones and our friends, is perhaps what pushes us not to be content with living on the surface of things and people, pushes us to enter into the heart and depth of them.
Marie de hennezel, Sieze the day
Death Quotes

Even within an active yang lifestyle, we can adopt a yin awareness and acceptance that will help us gain contentment in our lives.
Bernie Clark , Yin yoga
Life Quotes

I have nurtured others all my life but rarely let myself be nurtured. I knew when I finally reached this place of acceptance, I could take off and reach another place beyond this life and its limitations.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, On Grief and Grieving
Love Yourself Quotes

I am lucky to have people who listen, who sit with me in grief, with acknowledgment and acceptance. I try to do that for others. I make a space for them to feel free to talk about their beloved dead while I listen.
Jan Warner, Grief Day By Day

Until you learn to embrace and accept life for what it is, you may likely spend the rest of your life in mediocrity, bitterness, frustration and great fear.
Emmanuel Onwugbufor, The Naked Truth About Life and Living
Life Lessons

Acceptance is the first part of forgiveness. And both are ways of overcoming our demons.
La Musa: Or How I Fall in Love

Acceptance is the key to a happy life.
Shannon Kaiser, Adventures for Your Soul Deluxe,

Accepting that life is going to keep right on happening, whether you like it or not, is like spraying WD-40 onto a stuck door hinge. Like magic, the hinge begins to move freely, letting you open and close the door without a struggle.
Gretchen Kubacky, Moving Through Grief
Great Quotes About Life

While traveling the road back to self-acceptance, bear in mind that you, in common with every other human being, are unique.
J. Donald Walters, Secrets of Self-acceptance
Diversity Quotes

Don’t ever mistake my silence for ignorance, my calmness for acceptance or my kindness for weakness. Compassion and tolerance are not a sign of weakness, but a sign of strength.
Dalai Lama
Famous Quotes

Death shatters control; it is brutal in its ultimate power over us, and it is this fact which we find so impossible to accept.
Julia Samuel, Grief Works
Life Is Hard Quotes

You feel numb and you feel broken, but there’s a strange relief mixed in with the regret: to come such a long way, to come to a halt here, without knowing how it will turn out, and yet … to rest.
Jeff VanderMee, Acceptance

How can you develop this nonquitting, undefeatable attitude? Well, for one thing, never talk defeat, for if you do you can actually talk yourself into acceptance of defeat.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, You Can If You Think You Can

Since nonacceptance is the very nature of the trance, we might wonder how, when we feel most stuck, we take the first step toward Radical Acceptance. It can give us confidence to remember that the Buddha nature that is our essence remains intact, no matter how lost we may be.
Tara Brach, Radical Acceptance

This is why, if we accept justice as fittingness, we should act justly.
Geoffrey Cupit

Although some people find the concept hard to accept and they do not use the word, they accept karma because there is always a cause, an effect, and a relationship with time.
Namkhai Norbu, Dzogchen Teachings

We sometimes have to accept that life is the way it is and there are certain things beyond us – which we just don’t understand. Acceptance is often the only answer to preserve our well-being.
James Borg, Mind Power
Work From Home

Acceptance is the key. As you learn to accept her emotions, you may learn to accept your own.
John Gottman, The Man’s Guide To Woman

Acceptance is the full embrace of our personal experience in an empowered, not in a victimized, state. It’s choosing to feel with openness and curiosity, so that you can live the kind of life you want to live while inviting your feelings to come along for the ride.
Steven Hayes, A Liberated Mind

Living an experience, a particular fate, is accepting it fully.
Albert Camus

Start accepting yourself for the illuminating individual that you are, while allowing those that you cherish to celebrate your true colors.
Nancy Loss, S.P.A.R.K.L.E
Self Awareness

Loving yourself is accepting yourself for what you enjoy and what you love; it is loving your body and loving your “flaws” too.
Jensy Scarola, Your Wide Awakening
Not Perfect

Self-acceptance starts with self-awareness, which can be one of the significant challenges for traumatized patients who have become disconnected from the body.
Sharon L. Johnson, Therapist’s Guide to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Intervention

When we develop a strong sense of self-acceptance, we become capable of such bravery. We may still hear critical inner voices, but they no longer hold power over us. We move forward anyway.
Mark Nepo, The Self-Acceptance Project
Moving Forward

There’s a huge miracle hidden in the calm acceptance of all that is. If there is one thing I have learned over the past few years, it is that changes happen the moment you think nothing needs to be changed anymore.
Annemarie Postma, The Power of Acceptance
Quotes About Change

Accept the fact that we can control certain things in our lives and that there are many things in life we can’t control. Acceptance is just living with the reality and making the best of the situation.
Phillip Crone, The Secret of Success
Best Quotes

ACT is an evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that uses acceptance and mindfulness techniques alongside behaviour change strategies to help you live in line with what really matters to you.
Freddy Jackson, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Dummies
Live Life

The hardest thing in the world for a human to accept is pure, unconditional, true love and acceptance. We’re conditioned to believe that love and acceptance have to be earned in some way.
Fredrica, Unconditional Love
Unconditional Love Quotes

Acceptance, in the sense it is used here, is not nihilistic self-defeat; neither is it tolerating and putting up with your pain. It is very, very different than that. Those heavy, sad, dark forms of “acceptance” are almost the exact opposite of the active, vital embrace of the moment that we mean.
Steven C. Hayes, Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom.
Wisdom Quotes

Acceptance is an acknowledgment of the way things are; it embraces reality and doesn’t just put up with it. Acceptance is not giving up or simply tolerating something. It is intended for those situations in which change is not an option.
Carissa Gustafson PsyD, Reclaim Your Life
Never Quit

Failure is not the end especially when you know how to accept failure for what it really is.
Catherine Pulsifer, Accepting Failure

Genuine self-denial is the acceptance of one’s life as it is informed and continues to be informed by the spiritual power derived from the pattern of Jesus’ life and death.
John E. Skinner, The Christian Disciple

Finally, acceptance does not mean resignation or surrendering to to a life directed by whatever experiences come along. It involves letting your experiences be there, while directing your life.
Emily K. Sandoz, ‎Kelly G. Wilson, ‎Troy DuFrene , Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Eating Disorders

Acceptance means opening up and making room for unwanted private experiences: thoughts, feelings, emotions, memories, urges, images, impulses, and sensations. Instead of fighting them, resisting them, running from them, we open up and make room for them.
Russ Harris, ACT Made Simple
Open Minded Quotes

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