Acceptance Quotes

Acceptance Quotes

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.
– Arthur Gordon
Acceptance says, “True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me.”
– Catharine Marshall
It’s not a very big step from contentment to complacency.
– Simone de Beauvoir
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
– Maureen Dowd
“Good enough never is” has become the motto of this company.
– Debbi Fields
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
– Reinhold Niebuhr
We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.
Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you’re going to do about it.
– Kathleen Casey Theisen
Self-complacency is fatal to progress.
– Margaret Elizabeth Sangster
You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.
– Old German proverb
Never deny a diagnosis, but do deny the negative verdict that may go with it.
– Norman Cousins
All that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable.
– Kathleen Norris
The happy and efficient people in this world are those who accept trouble as a normal detail of human life and resolve to capitalize it when it comes along.
– H. Bertram Lewis
For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied.
– Susan Sontag
Who except the gods can live without any pain?
– Aeschylus
Misfortune comes to all men.
– Chinese proverb
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
Life has no smooth road for any of us; and in the bracing atmosphere of a high aim the very roughness stimulates the climber to steadier steps ’til the legend, “over steep ways to the stars,” fulfills self.
– W. C. Doane
Maturity is achieved when a person accepts life as full of tension.
– Joshua L. Liebman
Yet man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.
– Bible
Into each life some rain must fall, some days must be dark and dreary.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is no man in this world without some manner of tribulation or anguish, though he be king or pope.
– Thomas a Kempis
There is no armor against fate; death lays his icy hands on kings.
– James Shirley
There is no easy path leading out of life, and few are the easy ones that lie within it.
– Walter Savage Landor
A man shares his days with hunger, thirst, and cold, with the good times and the bad, and the first part of being a man is to understand that.
– Louis L’Amour
It is arrogance to expect that life will always be music…. Harmony, like a following breeze at sea, is the exception. In a world where most things wind up broken or lost, our lot is to tack and tune.
– Harvey Oxenhorn
One cannot get through life without pain. … What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.
– Bernie S. Siegel
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
– Henry David Thoreau
If you have arthritis, calmly say, I was always complaining about the ruts in the road until I realized that the ruts are the road.
– Anonymous
“Okay, I have arthritis, and this is the way arthritis is.” Take pain as it comes and you can better master it.
– Charles Clifford Peale
It is right it should be so, Man was made for joy and woe; And when this we rightly know, Through the world we safely go.
– William Blake
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few more upon it.
– Albert Schweitzer
Free man is by necessity insecure; thinking man by necessity uncertain.
– Erich Fromm
You have come into a hard world. I know of only one easy place in it, and that is the grave.
– Henry Ward Beecher
Against necessity, against its strength, no one can fight and win.
– Aeschylus
A wise man never refuses anything to necessity.
– Publilius Syrus
When necessity speaks, it demands.
– Russian proverb
How base a thing it is when a man will struggle with necessity! We have to die.
– Euripides
Whatever is-is best.
– Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
– Shakti Gawain
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
– George Bernard Shaw
Much sheer effort goes into avoiding the truth; left to itself, it sweeps in like the tide.
– Fay Weldon
We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.
– Orison Swett Marden
A man must live in the world and make the best of it, such as it is.
– Michel de Montaigne
There are some people that you cannot change, you must either swallow them whole or leave them alone.
– Margot Asquith
The world is not to be put in order, the world is order incarnate. It is for us to put ourselves in unison with this order.
– Henry Miller
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
There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval.
– George Santayana
No man can have society upon his own terms.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
The most popular persons are those who take the world as it is, who find the least fault.
– Charles Dudley Warner
If you bear the cross unwillingly, you make it a burden, and load yourself more heavily; but you must bear it.
– Thomas a Kempis
There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
– Phyllis Bottome
I find that it is not the circumstances in which we are placed, but the spirit in which we face them, that constitutes our comfort.
– Elizabeth T. King
It is almost more important how a person takes his fate than what it is.
– Wilhelm von Humboldt
The individual who is best prepared for any occupation is the one … able to adapt himself to any situation.
– Mortimer Smith
To act with common sense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom; and the best philosophy is to do one’s duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one’s lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is.
– Horace Walpole
The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.
– Okakura Kakuzo
To repel one’s cross is to make it heavier.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
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
The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.
– Dave E. Smalley
The ideal man bears the accidents of life with dignity and grace, making the best of circumstances.
– Aristotle
He is happy whose circumstances suit his temper; but he is more excellent who can suit his temper to any circumstances.
– David Hume
Life is 10 percent what you make it, and 90 percent how you take it.
– Irving Berlin
A mountain man tries to live with the country instead of against it.
– Louis L’Amour
Vex not thy spirit at the course of things; they heed not thy vexation. How ludicrous and outlandish is astonishment at anything that may happen in life.
– Marcus Aurelius
If you can’t fight, and you can’t flee, flow.
– Robert Eliot
Today I know that I cannot control the ocean tides. I can only go with the flow…. When I struggle and try to organize the Atlantic to my specifications, I sink. If I flail and thrash and growl and grumble, I go under. But if I let go and float, I am borne aloft.
– Marie Stilkind
One learns to adapt to the land in which one lives.
– Louis L’Amour
She had believed the land was her enemy, and she struggled against it, but you could not make war against a land any more than you could against the sea. One had to learn to live with it, to belong to it, to fit into its seasons and its ways.
– Louis L’Amour
Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
– Chuang-tzu
When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run.
– Abraham Lincoln
Learn to drink the cup of life as it comes.
– Agnes Turnbull
Arrange whatever pieces come your way.
– Virginia Woolf
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.
– Katherine Mansfield
You can’t fight the desert… you have to ride with it.
– Louis L’Amour
All I can do is play the game the way the cards fall.
– James A. Michener
Don’t be sad, don’t be angry, if life deceives you! Submit to your grief; your time for joy will come, believe me.
– Aleksandr Pushkin
When we see ourselves in a situation which must be endured and gone through, it is best to meet it with firmness, and accommodate everything to it in the best way practicable. This lessens the evil, while fretting and fuming only increase your own torments.
– Thomas Jefferson
Always fall in with what you’re asked to accept…. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever’s going. Not against: with.
– Robert Frost
There is no quality of human nature so nearly royal as the ability to yield gracefully.
– Charles Conrad
The best thing we can do is to make wherever we’re lost look as much like home as we can.
– Christopher Fry
Make a virtue of necessity.
– Geoffrey Chaucer
Cooperation is doing with a smile what you have to do anyhow.
– Anonymous
We must make the best of those ills which cannot be avoided.
– Alexander Hamilton
For so must it be, and help me do my part.
– Anonymous
There are no conditions to which a man cannot become accustomed.
– Leo Tolstoy
A private railroad car is not an acquired taste. One takes to it immediately.
– Eleanor R. Belmont
Man adapts himself to everything, to the best and the worst.
– Jose Ortega y Gasset
Being unready and ill-equipped is what you have to expect in life. It is the universal predicament. It is your lot as a human being to lack what it takes. Circumstances are seldom right. You never have the capacities, the strength, the wisdom, the virtue you ought to have. You must always do with less than you need in a situation vastly different from what you would have chosen as appropriate for your special endowments.
– Charlton Ogburn
In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
– Simone de Beauvoir
Very few live by choice. Every man is placed in his present condition by causes which acted without his foresight, and with which he did not always willingly cooperate; and therefore you will rarely meet one who does not think the lot of his neighbor better than his own.
– Samuel Johnson
To exist is to adapt, and if one could not adapt, one died and made room for those who could.
– Louis L’Amour
Happy the man who early learns the wide chasm that lies between his wishes and his powers.
– Johann von Goethe
Real life is, to most men … a perpetual compromise between the ideal and the possible.
– Bertrand Russell
People are lucky and unlucky … according to the ratio between what they get and what they have been led to expect.
– Samuel Butler
He who cannot do what he wants must make do with what he can.
– Terence
What has always made a hell on earth has been that man has tried to make it his heaven.
– Friedrich Holderlin
Good is not good, where better is expected.
– Thomas Fuller
Nobody has things just as he would like them. The thing to do is to make a success with what material I have. It is a sheer waste of time and soul-power to imagine what I would do if things were different. They are not different.
– Dr. Frank Crane
We must like what we have when we don’t have what we like.
– Roger de Rabutin
Better is the enemy of the good.
– Voltaire
If you aspire to the highest place, it is no disgrace to stop at the second, or even the third, place.
– Cicero
Genius does what it must, talent does what it can.
– Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Nature is what you may do. There is much you may not do.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Results are what you expect; consequences are what you get.
– Anonymous
To expect life to be tailored to our specifications is to invite frustration.
– Anonymous
The resistance to the unpleasant situation is the root of suffering.
– Ram Dass
The chief pang of most trials is not so much the actual suffering itself as our own spirit of resistance to it.
– Jean Nicholas Grou
Each of us does, in effect, strike a series of “deals” or compromises between the wants and longings of the inner self, and an outer environment that offers certain possibilities and sets certain limitations.
– Maggie Scarf
Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might have been.
– William Hazlitt
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The chasm is never completely bridged. We all have the conviction, perhaps illusory, that we have much more to say than appears on the paper.
– Isaac Bashevis Singer
The greatest and most important problems in life are all in a certain sense insoluble. They can never be solved, but only outgrown.
– Carl Jung
We do not write as we want, but as we can.
– W Somerset Maugham
The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
– Bernard M. Baruch
A body shouldn’t heed what might be. He’s got to do with what is.
– Louis L’Amour
The greatest evil which fortune can inflict on men is to endow them with small talents and great ambitions.
– Vauvenargues
We may fail of our happiness, strive we ever so bravely; but we are less likely to fail if we measure with judgment our chances and our capabilities.
– Agnes Repplier
I One of the signs of maturity is a healthy respect for reality-a respect that manifests itself in the level of one’s aspirations and in the accuracy of one’s assessment of the difficulties which separate the facts of today from the bright hopes of tomorrow.
– Robert H. Davies
Is life so wretched? Isn’t it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.
– Dag Hammarskjold
Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
– Lillian Hellman
Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
– Dr. Edward De Bono
Anxiety is that range of distress which attends willing what cannot be willed.
– Leslie H. Farber
There is a mortal breed most full of futility. In contempt of what is at hand, they strain into the future, hunting impossibilities on the wings of ineffectual hopes.
– Pindar
A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose man enjoyment is winning.
– Chuck Noll
No traveler e’er reached that blest abode who found not thorns and briers in his road.
– William Cowper
The trouble with most people is that they think with their hopes or fears or wishes rather than with their minds.
– Will Durant
It is a common observation that those who dwell continually upon their expectations are apt to become oblivious to the requirements of their actual situation.
– Charles Sanders Peirce
A hero is a man who does what he can.
– Romain Rolland
Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect.
– Margaret Mitchell
Buddha’s doctrine: Man suffers because of his craving to possess and keep forever things which are essentially impermanent… this frustration of the desire to possess is the immediate cause of suffering.
– Alan Watts
The point… is to dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect, to call off the thoughts when turning upon disagreeable objects, and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.
– Abraham Tucker
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
– Helen Keller
Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it, as it is, is the only way of being happy.
– Jennie Jerome Churchill
The English know how to make the best of things. Their so-called muddling through is simply skill at dealing with the inevitable.
– Winston Churchill
I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
– Sara Teasdale
We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could.
– Walter Savage Landor
The idea came to me that I was, am, and will be, but perhaps will not become. This did not scare me. There was for me in being an intensity I did not feel in becoming.
– Nina Berberova
Here is a rule to remember when anything tempts you to feel bitter: not, “This is a misfortune,” but “To bear this worthily is good fortune.”
– Marcus Aurelius
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
– James Russell Lowell
Trouble will come soon enough, and when he does come receive him as pleasantly as possible … the more amiably you greet him, the sooner he will go away.
– Artemus Ward
Adapt yourself to the things among which your lot has been cast and love sincerely the fellow creatures with whom destiny has ordained that you shall live.
– Marcus Aurelius
When we accept tough jobs as a challenge to our ability and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
– Arland Gilbert
Love only what befalls you and is spun for you by fate.
– Marcus Aurelius
What you can’t get out of, get into wholeheartedly.
– Mignon McLaughlin
Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.
– Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Ride the horse in the direction that it’s going.
– Werner Erhard
If one has to submit, it is wasteful not to do so with the best grace possible.
– Winston Churchill
Since God has been pleased to give us the Papacy, let us enjoy it.
– Pope Leo X
It is no use to grumble and complain; It’s just as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain-Why, rain’s my choice.
– James Whitcomb Riley
When a dog runs at you, whistle for him.
– Henry David Thoreau
An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and leaning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots.
– Aesop
The grass must bend when the wind blows across it.
– Confucius
He who attempts to resist the wave is swept away, but he who bends before it abides.
– Bible
Adapt or perish, now as ever, is nature’s inexorable imperative.
– H. G. Wells
One does not have to stand again the gale. One yields and becomes part of the wind.
– Emmanuel
I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
– Willa Cather
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Better bend than break.
– Scottish proverb
The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm … to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
– Cyril Connolly
There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
– Epictetus
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it emotionally.
– Flannery O’Connor
Happiness … can exist only in acceptance.
– Denis De Rougemont
Happiness comes from within a man, from some curious adjustment to life.
– Hugh Walpole
Happy he who learns to bear what he cannot change!
– J. C. F. von Schiller
Contentment, and indeed usefulness, comes as the infallible result of great acceptances, great humilities-of not trying to conform to some dramatized version of ourselves.
– David Grayson
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate.
– Thornton Wilder
It is not necessarily those lands which are the most fertile or most favored in climate that seem to me the happiest, but those in which a long struggle of adaptation between man and his environment has brought out the best qualities of both.
– T. S. Eliot
Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it, as it is, is the only way of being happy.
– Jennie Jerome Churchill
Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I may be in, therein to be content.
– Helen Keller
I accept life unconditionally. … Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don’t set any condition.
– Arthur Rubinstein
Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
– Werner Erhard
One’s first step in wisdom is to question everything; one’s last is to come to terms with everything.
– Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
If you are wise, live as you can; if you cannot, live as you would.
– Baltasar Gracian
Wisdom never kicks at the iron walls it can’t bring down.
– Olive Schreiner
For this is wisdom: to live, to take what fate, or the Gods, may give.
– Laurence Hope
Acceptance and Work If you have a job without aggravations, you don’t have a job.
– Malcolm Forbes
When I decided to go into politics I weighed the costs. I would get criticism. But I went ahead. So when virulent criticism came I wasn’t surprised. I was better able to handle it.
– Herbert Hoover
Every job has drudgery. … The first secret of happiness is the recognition of this fundamental fact.
– M. C. Mcintosh
The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
– Vincent van Gogh
He who doesn’t accept the conditions of life sells his soul.
– Charles Baudelaire
Greatness of soul consists not so much in soaring high and in pressing forward, as in knowing how to adapt and limit oneself.
– Michel de Montaigne
The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
– Aristotle
The great soul surrenders itself to fate.
– Marcus Annaeus Seneca
The mind which renounces, once and forever, a futile hope, has its compensations in ever-growing calm.
– George R. Gissing
I not only bow to the inevitable, I am fortified by it.
– Thornton Wilder
I have accepted all and I am free. The inner chains are broken, as well as those outside.
– C. F. Ramuz
The most beautiful thing is inevitability of events, and the most ugly thing is trying to resist inevitability.
– Katharine Butler Hathaway
Peace of mind is that mental condition in which you have accepted the worst.
– Lin Yutang
If we can recognize that change and uncertainty are basic principles, we can greet the future and the transformation we are undergoing with the understanding that we do not know enough to be pessimistic.
– Hazel Henderson
We cannot change anything unless we accept it.
– Carl Jung
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune.
– William James
Almost any event will put on a new face when received with cheerful acceptance.
– Henry S. Haskins
What it is forbidden to be put right becomes lighter by acceptance.
– Horace
One completely overcomes only what one assimilates.
– Andre Gide
If you cast away one cross, you will certainly find another, and perhaps a heavier.
– Thomas a Kempis
To repel one’s cross is to make it heavier.
– Henri Frederic Amiel
Science says: “We must live,” and seeks the means of prolonging, increasing, facilitating and amplifying life, of making it tolerable and acceptable; wisdom says: “We must die,” and seeks how to make us die well.
– Miguel de Unamuno
True freedom lies in the realization and calm acceptance of the fact that there may very well be no perfect answer.
– Allen Reid McGinnis
As the soft yield of water cleaves obstinate stone, So to yield with life solves the insolvable: To yield, I have learned, is to come back again.
– Lao-Tzu
Things turn out best for people who make the best of the way things turn out.
– Anonymous
And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. … I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment.
– Alcoholics Anonymous
Resistance causes pain and lethargy. It is when we practice acceptance that new possibilities appear.
– Anonymous
To oppose something is to maintain it.
– Ursula K. LeGuin
No life is so hard that you can’t make it easier by the way you take it.
– Ellen Glasgow
Anything in life that we don’t accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
– Shakti Gawain
Often the prudent, far from making their destinies, succumb to them.
– Voltaire
Things past redress are now with me past care.
– William Shakespeare
What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable.
– Louise Nevelson
He who has calmly reconciled his life to fate … can look fortune in the face.
– Boethius
No rose without a thorn.
– French proverb
Life leaps like a geyser for those who drill through the rock of inertia.
– Dr. Alexis Carrel
If you want a place in the sun, you’ve got to put up with a few blisters.
– Abigail Van Buren
Those who aim at great deeds must also suffer greatly.
– Plutarch
Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.
– Francis Bacon
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
Keep doing what you’re doing and you’ll keep getting what you’re getting.
– Anonymous
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. So suffering must become love. That is the mystery.
– Katherine Mansfield
We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.
– Carl Jung
When you make your peace with authority, you become authority.
– Jim Morrison
Ours must be the first age whose great goal, on a nonmaterial plane, is not fulfillment but adjustment.
– Louis Kronenberger
Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
– Margaret Sanger
We have fought this fight as long, and as well, as we know how. We have been defeated. There is now but one course to pursue. We must accept the situation.
– Robert E. Lee
Competition is about passion for perfection, and passion for other people who join in this impossible quest.
– Mariah Burton Nelson
Better to accept whatever happens.
– Horace
If we cannot do what we will, we must will what we can.
– Yiddish proverb
Every man must be content with that glory which he may have at home.
– Boethius
Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem.
– Eric Hoffer
What cannot be avoided, t’were childish weakness to lament or fear.
– William Shakespeare
I will not meddle with that which I cannot mend.
– Thomas Fuller
I have learned to live with it all… whatever happens … all of it.
– Edelgard
There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it.
– Ovid
If a ship has been sunk, I can’t bring it up. If it is going to be sunk, I can’t stop it. I can use my time much better working on tomorrow’s problem than by fretting about yesterday’s. Besides, if I let those things get me, I wouldn’t last long.
– Admiral Ernest J. King
One of the many lessons that one learns in prison is that things are what they are and will be what they will be.
– Oscar Wilde
Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
– Norman Vincent Peale
A flower falls even though we love it. A weed grows even though we don’t love it.
– Dogen
Acceptance says, True, this is my situation at the moment. I’ll look unblink-ingly at the reality of it. But I’ll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me.
– Catharine Marshall
Man is a pliant animal, a being who gets accustomed to anything.
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it’s unknown, and it’s plain sailing.
– John Lennon
Happiness is experienced when your life gives you what you are willing to accept.
– Ken Keyes
Acceptance is the truest kinship with humanity.
– G. K. Chesterton
What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles, is little more than choice to him that is willing.
– Marcus Annaeus Seneca
Acceptance makes any event put on a new face.
– Henry S. Haskins
There is no sense in the struggle, but there is no choice but to struggle.
– Ernie Pyle
Boys, this is only a game. But it’s like life in that you will be dealt some bad hands. Take each hand, good or bad, and don’t whine and complain, but play it out. If you’re men enough to do that, God will help and you will come out well.
– Dwight D. Eisenhower’s mother
Practice easing your way along. Don’t get het up or in a dither. Do your best; take it as it comes. You can handle anything if you think you can. Just keep your cool and your sense of humor.
– Smiley Blanton
Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can-and surely will at times-fail. Other vulnerabilities, like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
– Dr. Joyce Brothers
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
– Baruch Spinoza
We must learn to accept life and to accept ourselves … with a shrug and a smile … because it’s all we’ve got.
– Harvey Mindess
I have accepted fear as a part of life -specifically the fear of change … I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. …
– Erica Jong
There are things I can’t force. I must adjust.
– CM. Ward
Let a man accept his destiny. No pity and no tears.
– Euripides
Wood may remain ten years in the water, but it will never become a crocodile.
– Congolese proverb
No matter how much you feed a wolf, he will always return to the forest.
– Russian proverb
Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots?
– Bible

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