Quotes and Sayings about Acceptance



"The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance."
- Maya Angelou
(Related: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

"I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening."
- Bob Balaban
(Related: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

"My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did."
- Roger Bannister
(Related: Acceptance, Public, School, Students)

"The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth."
- Pierre Bayle
(Related: Truth, Acceptance, Opinion)

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend."
- Melody Beattie
(Related: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

"Self-acceptance has been a blessed by-product of middle age."
- Candice Bergen
(Related: Age, Middle age, Self)

"I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal."
- Jacqueline Bisset
(Related: Men, Nature, Acceptance)

"It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead."
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Related: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

"The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance."
- Nathaniel Branden
(Related: Change, Acceptance, Awareness, First)

"That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove."
- Dan Brown
(Related: Faith, Acceptance)

"If the conditions were right there could be great acceptance. Often it is only when they pose an economic or political threat that it turns really ugly."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Acceptance, Right, Ugly)

"Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws."
- Stuart Chase
(Related: Attitude, Acceptance, Laws, Rejection)

"There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance."
- Cesar Chavez
(Related: Work, Acceptance, Day, Hard work, Patience)

"After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Acceptance, Argument, May, Silence)

"I think happiness comes from self-acceptance. We all try different things, and we find some comfortable sense of who we are. We look at our parents and learn and grow and move on. We change."
- Jamie Lee Curtis
(Related: Change, Happiness, Parents, Self, Sense)

"Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People."
- Caleb Cushing
(Related: Government, People, Acceptance, Constitution, Rights, states)

"What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance."
- Tom Daschle
(Related: Acceptance, Distrust, Now)

"On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb."
- Siobhan Davies
(Related: Dance, Ideas, Acceptance, London)

"To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose."
- Giulio Douhet
(Related: Victory, Acceptance, Defeat, Enemy, May)

"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
(Related: Love, Acceptance)

"I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech."
- Nora Ephron
(Related: Acceptance, Care, First, Speech, Writing)

"Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition."
- Cyril Falls
(Related: Leadership, Acceptance, Tradition)

"Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government."
- Sam Farr
(Related: Government, Peace, People, Acceptance, Principles)

"I've had an advantage; I've had a sort of open public acceptance in New York that doesn't happen to just anyone trying to make the transition you were talking about."
- Steve Forbert
(Related: Acceptance, Open, Public, Talking, Trying)

"Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one."
- Anatole France
(Related: Acceptance, Neurosis, Risk)

"If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it."
- Christopher Gadsden
(Related: Acceptance, Country, Credit, Loss, Office, Reputation)

"'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years."
- Martha Graham
(Related: Acceptance, Glory, Maturity, Years)

"Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance."
- Roy Hattersley
(Related: Acceptance, Contempt, Evil, Familiarity)

"Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy."
- Tom Hayden
(Related: Acceptance, Democrats)

"Think about technological float: it took centuries for the wheel to gain universal acceptance. Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks."
- Dee Hock
(Related: Acceptance, Gain, Now, World)

"The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts."
- Ivan Illich
(Related: People, Attitude, Acceptance, American, Americans, Blessings, Gifts, May)

"Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
- William James
(Related: Acceptance, Consequences, First, Misfortune, Overcoming)

"Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune."
- William James
(Related: Acceptance, Consequences, First, Misfortune, Overcoming)

"A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren't in it for the money. William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published."
- Jim Jarmusch
(Related: Money, Acceptance, First, Poets)

"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.
(Related: Art, Acceptance)

"Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons."
- Jessica Lange
(Related: Forgiveness, Life, Acceptance, Tolerance)

"Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance."
- Max von Laue
(Related: Acceptance, Arguments, Theory)

"Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known."
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Related: Experience, Acceptance, Intuition, Road)

"Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance."
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Related: Acceptance)

"The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission."
- George MacDonald
(Related: Acceptance, First, Kindness)

"You're going to have more rejection than acceptance."
- Barry Mann
(Related: Acceptance, Rejection)

"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
(Related: Faith, Acceptance, Direction, Patience, World)

"That was the - It was an exciting time because it was as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it, and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first book everything sort of spilled out!"
- Robert McCloskey
(Related: Time, Acceptance, First)

"In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion."
- Bryant H. McGill
(Related: Acceptance, America, Opinion, Popular)

"Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful."
- Phyllis McGinley
(Related: Marriage, Idea, Acceptance, Man, Pretty, Woman)

"The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain."
- George McGovern
(Related: Love, Patriotism, Policy, Acceptance, Blind, Country, Deep)

"One of the concepts essential to molecular manufacturing is that of a self-replicating manufacturing system. That concept has lagged behind in its acceptance."
- Ralph Merkle
(Related: Acceptance, Manufacturing, Self)

"Human material seems to have one major defect: it does not like to be considered merely as human material. It finds it hard to endure the feeling that it must resign itself to passive acceptance of changes introduced from above."
- Czeslaw Milosz
(Related: Acceptance, Feeling)

"Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it."
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Related: Humor, Acceptance, Reality)

"Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death."
- Miyamoto Musashi
(Related: Death, Acceptance)

"Happiness can exist only in acceptance."
- George Orwell
(Related: Happiness, Acceptance)

"No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it."
- Fernando Pessoa
(Related: Idea, Acceptance, Gain, Stupidity)

"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
(Related: Life, Power, Science, God, Christianity, Acceptance, Commitment, Conflict)

"Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness."
- Michael Polanyi
(Related: Belief, Acceptance, Language, Words)

"In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life."
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Related: Life, Dreams, Acceptance, Illness, Man, Misery, Opposition, Poverty)

"I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments."
- Daniel Radcliffe
(Related: People, Acceptance, Countries, Monuments)

"It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection."
- Tommy Rettig
(Related: Life, Acceptance, Rejection)

"I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD."
- Kevin Rollins
(Related: Time, Growth, Acceptance, Company, Suffering, Will)

"There just seems to be more acceptance now of... other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones."
- Tim Roth
(Related: Acceptance, Now)

"The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins."
- Salman Rushdie
(Related: Morality, Acceptance, Fiction, Reality)

"Television is so influential that when an audience sees you day-in and day-out there's a certain acceptance that sets in; you're no longer a threatening personality. They become more willing to accept whatever you present."
- Doc Severinsen
(Related: Acceptance, Day, Personality, Present, Television)

"The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive."
- Michael Shermer
(Related: Acceptance)

"Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done."
- Michelle Shocked
(Related: Marriage, Performance, Acceptance, Past, Singing, Therapy, Writing)

"With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God."
- Charles Simeon
(Related: Time, God, Men, Hope, Acceptance, Cheerfulness)

"Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music."
- Bruce Springsteen
(Related: Music, Acceptance, Tolerance)

"I've had a very good career and I'm grateful that the public has had some level of acceptance and appreciation of my work."
- Ben Stiller
(Related: Work, Acceptance, Appreciation, Career, Public)

"The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment."
- Sting
(Related: Death, Life, Acceptance, Living)

"Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university, my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university, among other things, a copy of my official family register. After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me of the secret of my birth."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Family, Acceptance, Parents, University)

"The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice."
- Koichi Tanaka
(Related: Character, Acceptance, Challenge, Choice, Gain, University)

"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
(Related: Acceptance, America, Community, Suicide)

"Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own."
- Jean Toomer
(Related: Acceptance)

"Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Life, Acceptance, Heredity, Nothing, Resignation, Running, Struggle, Suffering)

"At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance."
- Paul Tournier
(Related: Heart, Acceptance, Being, Personality, Sense)

"The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance."
- Brian Tracy
(Related: Love, Acceptance)

"I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things."
- Tina Turner
(Related: Wisdom, Acceptance, Beginning)

"Lack of documentation is becoming a problem for acceptance."
- Wietse Venema
(Related: Acceptance)

"PC stuff just lowers the general acceptance of good work and replaces it with bogus poetry that celebrates values that in themselves are probably quite worthy."
- Diane Wakoski
(Related: Poetry, Work, Values, Acceptance)

"If the Republicans think that by having stated and even achieved most of the Contract that they are therefore entitled to the acceptance and favor of the American voter, they're crazy."
- Malcolm Wallop
(Related: Acceptance, American, Republicans)

"There is a growing acceptance and interest in publicly funded school choice as a catalyst for education reform in general and a way to empower parents to be education reformers."
- John T. Walton
(Related: Education, Acceptance, Choice, Interest, Parents, Reform, School)

"One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying."
- Morris West
(Related: Acceptance, Conflict, Court, Darkness, Doubt, Dying, Existence, Living, Needs, Pain, Will)

"The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance."
- E. B. White
(Related: Age, Power, Acceptance, Man, Terror, Violence)

"Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No."
- Harold Wilson
(Related: Acceptance, Will, Wind)