34 Acceptance and Self-Acceptance Quotes

Be encouraged by this collection of acceptance quotes. There are times in our lives when we embrace and accept a change, and there are other times when we resist. Acceptance can be the best thing you have done or the most difficult depending on the situation. Read the quotes of the authors below on their thoughts about accepting.

Self-acceptance is the key to success.

The sooner we can learn to accept one's self the quicker you will achieve your goals of internal happiness. Life is a rollercoaster of mixed emotions, and it is always better to accept the destination you've reached thus far, rather than change that which can never be changed.



    Work on the flaws that can be corrected and learn to accept what you cannot change. Hanif Raah,  Positive Thinking
  1. Work on the flaws that can be corrected and learn to accept what you cannot change.
    Hanif Raah, Positive Thinking
    Don't try to change the inevitables of life, learn to accept the self for what it is. The course of life can be altered at a whim but the past is the past and it can not be changed, trying is a waste of your willpower and energy. Love your self for what it is!
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  2. Staying present teaches us the power of acceptance. Yolanda V Acree, Mindful Simplicity
  3. Staying present teaches us the power of acceptance.
    Yolanda V Acree, Mindful Simplicity
    Accept the self for what it is. It's who you are! If you can learn to find acceptance and joy in what/who you are then so will others. Staying present in the mind of self is such an important factor in happiness and success and if you can accept the self for what it is then you will reap the rewards that so many others have done. It can be done, and you can do it!
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  4. 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
  5. 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
    What's done is done. Accepting your feelings and understanding them can be a major turning point in your ability to get over a tough situation. Love the self, and trust the feelings that it gives you. Learn to use them to your advantage, don't let them hinder your success and let them be fuel for your motivation.
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  6. 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
  7. 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
    Start making the journey back to your true self. If you have strayed from the path you ideally would like to be on then there is honestly nothing stopping you from regaining what you have lost. Re-connecting with the self is the best way for you to make the necessary alterations to your lifestyle and habits, remember that you are strong. Nobody knows you as you know you, and becoming connected with one's self is the best way to achieve the greatness locked inside you.
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  8. There is probably no better teacher in the journey to self-acceptance than our shadow.
    Christopher Uhl, Teaching as if Life Matters
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  9. 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
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  10. 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
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  11. 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
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  12. 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
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  13. 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
    Grief



  14. 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
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  15. 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
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  16. 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
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  17. 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
    Regret



  18. 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
    Attitude



  19. 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
    Confidence



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



  21. 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
    Karma



  22. 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



  23. 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
    Emotion



  24. 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
    Experience



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



  26. 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



  27. 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
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  28. 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
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  29. 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
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  30. he 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
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  31. 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
    Defeat



  32. Out of acceptance comes wisdom. Not an acquirement wisdom is, not knowledge wisdom is, not information. This quality of tremendous acceptance is wisdom.
    Yoda
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  33. 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



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



  35. 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
    Spiritual



  36. 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
    Wise



  37. 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
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