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Accepting Quotes
Sad Quotes about Accepting

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Happiness is a function of accepting what is.
- Werner Erhard

Related topics: Wisdom Happiness Acceptance

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life offers me.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

When I find that I can't accept what is happening,
I turn my attention to accepting my non-acceptance.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Important ideas can come from unexpected places.
We tend to label people - Genius, Idiot,
Socialist, Regressive, Wingnut, Revolutionary, Terrorist.
But it is helpful to remind ourselves to be open
to good ideas - whatever their source.
It is equally important to avoid accepting any idea
merely because we respect that person's
other ideas or accomplishments.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Be clear that expectations are demands.
Demanding that life turn out the way we prefer
is a sure path to disappointment and suffering.
Happiness lies in having no expectations,
and accepting life as it comes.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie



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It's one of life's great paradoxes ...
Accepting with gratitude whatever life throws at us
is critical to happiness.
Yet without a goal and commitment, life lose much of its value.
The best we can do in the face of this paradox
is to play to win, but be cheerful in defeat
and ready to play again.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Living Into the Great Paradox,
I strive toward my vision,
while accepting gratefully whatever life serves up.
I work to bring about my vision of the future,
which is based on my value system of what is right,
just, noble, compassionate, generous, humane, peaceful, and loving.
Simultaneously, I accept that my vision
is based on only my opinions and prejudices,
and I honor all points of view and value systems,
no matter how different from my own.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able
to entertain a thought without accepting it.
- Aristotle

One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more.
Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking.
- Mary Pipher

The key to life is accepting challenges.
Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
- Bette Davis

The thing that got me over the hump was accepting that
I had to do whatever I could to stay in the game.
- Dennis Eckersley

Up to that point I never really knew what my character would be expected to do,
and prior to accepting the job I had actually turned
down the role three times before finally giving in.
- Gil Gerard

Fatalism is the lazy man's way of accepting the inevitable.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

Life is accepting what is and working from that.
- Gloria Naylor

What are you accepting that would not be a part of your ideal day?
- Alan Cohen

There was a darkness, a melancholy, that people had trouble accepting.
Maybe now, it would work better.
- Alain Resnais

I think school is so much harder than real life.
People are so much more accepting when they are adults.
- Natalie Portman

Belief consists in accepting the affirmations of the soul;
unbelief,
in denying them.
- George Eliot

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with
more noise than is normal.
- Peter Ustinov

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries
and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson

Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers'
suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies
and illegal abortions and unwanted children.
- Gro Harlem Brundtland

It is through accepting other people in our own countries
that we shall come to respect our neighbours and be respected in our turn.
- Tahar Ben Jelloun

The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility
for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain
of the consequences of that behavior.
- M. Scott Peck

I'm not good at accepting help.
- Patricia Heaton

It is difficult to understand these people who democratically
take part in elections and a referendum,
but are then incapable of democratically accepting the will of the people.
- Jose Saramago

We are increasingly recognising and accepting,
respecting and celebrating, our cultural diversity.
- Julie Bishop

Our accepting what we are must always inhibit our being what we ought to be.
- John Fowles

There was an idea of accepting everyone;
there was no sense of exclusion.
- Bill Pullman

Ours is an open and accepting society,
and has historically provided an avenue for lawful
immigration to all those willing to accept the responsibilities of citizenship.
- Spencer Bachus

There is no place, no country, more compassionate more
generous more accepting and more welcoming than the
United States of America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I'm very accepting with my age.
It's like notches on your belt: experience,
wisdom, and a different kind of beauty.
- Zoe Saldana

Well, you can't be trying to achieve success of any
kind in this business without accepting that there's
going to be a flip side to it.
- Jennifer Garner

The idea that a congressman would be tainted by accepting
money from private industry or private sources is essentially a socialist argument.
- Newt Gingrich

Kinsey's quest was really for us all to be tolerant
and accepting of each other.
- Liam Neeson

People should decide what success means for them,
and not be distracted by accepting others' definitions of success.
- Tony Levin

A sacrifice is best refuted by accepting it.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

Without accepting the other person's thinking,
you cannot further your own interest.
You need the other's help to get results.
- Harri Holkeri

Without accepting the fact that everything changes,
we cannot find perfect composure.
But unfortunately, although it is true,
it is difficult for us to accept it.
Because we cannot accept the truth of transience,
we suffer.
- Shunryu Suzuki

I wanted out of my pain and that silliness,
but I wanted an easy out.
That's before realizing that there is no easy out.
Before accepting that you just have to do the work.
- Mariel Hemingway

Our entire life - consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are.
- Jean Anouilh

We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless
situation as a problem that we just can't solve.
- Linda Lingle

To any artist, worthy of the name, all in nature is beautiful,
because his eyes, fearlessly accepting all exterior truth,
read there, as in an open book, all the inner truth.
- Auguste Rodin

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory
beliefs in one's mind simultaneously,
and accepting both of them.
- George Orwell

Saving faith is an immediate relation to Christ,
accepting, receiving, resting upon Him alone,
for justification, sanctification, and eternal life
by virtue of God's grace.
- Charles Spurgeon

That's what we're missing.
We're missing argument.
We're missing debate.
We're missing colloquy.
We're missing all sorts of things.
Instead, we're accepting.
- Studs Terkel

Civilization is merely an advance in taste:
accepting,
all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

We're not very accepting of people who act strangely.
- Chester Brown

I think because I am as earnest as I am,
people were accepting of my evolving into a certified,
legitimate, and grown up and I did take three years off.
- Claire Danes

I don't see a benefit in accepting every single little
morsel of work that comes along because I think in
essence what you're doing is you're raping yourself really.
- Karl Urban

They might have a long way to go before truly accepting
gay people into their lives,
but they have accepted the show into their living rooms each and every week.
- Sean Hayes

Flow with whatever may happen and let your mind be free.
Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing.
This is the ultimate.
- Zhuangzi

We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
- Thucydides

As the artist picks his way along, rejecting and accepting as he goes,
certain patterns of enquiry emerge.
- Bridget Riley

When it comes to accepting emotional support or affection,
I'm a little guarded and hardened to that.
- Patricia Heaton

When you grow up on film, people sometimes have difficulties
accepting the fact that you are growing up.
They always imagine you younger.
- Michelle Trachtenberg

Acknowledging and accepting whatever stuff you may
have to let go comes easier when you love yourself.
- Darren L. Johnson

The users are not going to be in the position of accepting what's been collected;
they're going to be in the position of being able to demand collection.
- Stephen Cambone

Relations between black and white would be greatly
improved if we were more accepting of our fears and
our feelings and more vocal about it.
- Sarah Silverman

Some theists in evolutionary science acquiesce to these
tacit rules and retain a personal faith while accepting
a thoroughly naturalistic picture of physical reality.
- Phillip E. Johnson

We really only came around to accepting and integrating
the propositional dimension of identity into a concept
of ourselves at the time of the American Revolution.
- Samuel P. Huntington

Journalists are supposed to be skeptical,
that's what keeps them digging rather than simply accepting the official line,
whether it comes from government or corporate bureaucrats.
- Linda Chavez

The key to accepting responsibility for your life is
to accept the fact that your choices,
every one of them, are leading you inexorably to either success or failure,
however you define those terms.
- Neal Boortz

I put up a huge wall of denial.
It was years before I was able to break through it...
accepting that your child has a disability,
especially one like LD that cannot be seen or easily diagnosed,
is one of the hardest things to come to terms with.
- Anne Ford

I was born in Europe...
and I've traveled all over the world.
I can tell you that there is no place,
no country, that is more compassionate,
more generous, more accepting, and more welcoming than
the United States of America.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I took the role because it's rare to read a script
that makes me laugh and cry,
and it spoke to my own religious feelings,
as well as giving me a chance to draw on my experience as a parent.
Accepting it was a no-brainer.
- Stephen Collins

Heroic people take risks to themselves to help others.
There's nothing heroic about accepting $5 million to
go out and run around chasing a ball,
although you may show fortitude or those other qualities while you do it.
- Gregg Easterbrook

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself
and accepting your personality,
and physical characteristics, warts and all;
and,
from belonging to a family that accepts you without question.
- Willard Scott

At the beginning, because the lives of the hostages were at stake,
then during this silent period we have taken several
measures like not accepting the ultimatum of the terrorists
threatening to kill our foreign affairs minister.
- Alberto Fujimori

I believe life is a series of near misses.
A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all.
It's seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future.
It's seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.
- Howard Schultz


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