In Balanced Achievement’s ‘Quote 20′ series, we highlight 20 quotes about a particular topic or 20 quotes said by a prominent individual. All of the quotes we illuminate are specifically chosen to increase readers’ levels of inspiration and motivation. In this article, we focus on the personal quality of acceptance, which is vital to find true and lasting happiness, by looking at 20 of the best acceptance quotes.
To find the fulfillment that you seek at the deepest levels of your being, it’ll be imperative to begin fully accepting yourself, your situation, and your life circumstances as they are. Since true and lasting happiness can never be found by continuously grasping for more, it is only through acceptance that we can create a life of joy and bliss. Acceptance comes in various forms. While some learn it through their experience, a lot of others might think of it in terms of what they’ve seen on various mediums such as films, cartoons, videos, etc.
Throughout history, a plethora of iconic individuals, with different backgrounds and professions, have come to realize the truth that it’s only through lovingly accepting life as it is that one can begin to fully enjoy and appreciate the wonderful gifts they have been offered. With that being said, let’s now explore 20 motivational acceptance quotes, from some of these historic figures, that’ll help shift us toward a place of unconditional acceptance and true happiness:
My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” ~ Michael J. Fox
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” ~ George Orwell
The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” ~ Brian Tracy
Generally speaking, the way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.” ~ Miyamoto Musashi
I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance – of things.” ~ Tina Turner
I remember while I was at school some of my Muslim friends talked about a handful of people spoiling things in every culture. Hatred or hurt or pain isn’t specific to a religion. I think it’s a matter of acceptance. The one thing the world has to accept is everybody is different. What is normal to us is different and unusual to someone else.” ~ Jessie J
Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality, it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” ~ Eckhart Tolle
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
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
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” ~ Unknown
The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” ~ Nathaniel Branden
Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.” ~ Jessica Lange
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.
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao Tzu
When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” ~ Peace Pilgrim
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” ~ J.K. Rowling
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ~ Ann Landers
If a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns to find love in the world.” ~ Dorothy Nolte
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
Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens.” ~ Wayne Dyer