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Accept Yourself Quotes


"You want society to accept you; but you ca' even accept yourself." - Michael Fassbender

"Loving others is easy when you love and accept yourself." - Louise Hay

"When you accept yourself, the Universe accepts you." - Laozi

"When you do your best you learn to accept yourself" - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"Pick your battles, and accept yourself for who you are." - Chrissie Wellington

"Accept yourself, love yourself." - Chanel Iman

"Love yourself-accept yourself-forgive yourself-and be good to yourself, because without you the rest of us are without a source of many wonderful things." - Leo Buscaglia

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Nhat Hanh

"You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Bindi Irwin

"Never accept other people's limited perceptions of you. Define yourself. You can do anything." - Jeanette Jenkins

"Accept change as a friend. And don't take yourself too seriously." - Tom Peters

"When you accept and appreciate yourself you can handle any situation with class, dignity and respect." - Miranda Kerr

"Make it a principle for yourself to no longer accept negativity." - Tosca Reno

"Accept yourself as you are right now; an imperfect, changing, growing and worthy person." - Denis Waitley

"Being around someone who accepts and supports you will remind you to accept and support yourself." - Nicholas Sparks

"Loving yourself has nothing to do with being selfish, self-centered or self-engrossed. It means that you accept yourself for what you are. Loving yourself means that you accept responsibility for your own development, growth and happiness." - Iyanla Vanzant

"...You have to accept yourself, who you are. You don't believe. You still fight who you are. Until you accept yourself, until you believe, you won't be able to call forth your Han, your power, except in great anger." - Terry Goodkind

"Help is giving part of yourself to somebody who comes to accept it willingly and needs it badly." - Norman Maclean

"It's hard to accept yourself as someone you don't desire / As someone you don't want to be." - Laura Marling

"You can love other people only to the degree that you've come to love and accept yourself" - Shakti Gawain

"If you accept full responsibility for yourself, you will be released forever from expectation, resentment, blame and guilt." - Leonard Jacobson

"If you find here & now intolerable, you have options: remove yourself from the situation, change it, or accept it totally." - Eckhart Tolle

"It's hard to accept yourself as someone you do' desire / As someone you do' want to be." - Laura Marling

"Once you have accepted yourself, it's so much easier to accept other people and their points of view." - Zig Ziglar

"Let things be, let yourself be, let everything be and accept it as it is. Nothing more. Nothing less." - James Frey

"Accept and acknowledge your own brilliance. Stop waiting for others to tell you how great you are! Believe it for yourself and about yourself." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Figure out for yourself what you want to be really good at, know that you'll never really satisfy yourself that you've made it, and accept that that's okay." - Robert A Heinlein

"It takes strength to be proud of yourself and to accept yourself when you know that you have something out of the ordinary about you." - Abigail Tarttelin

"Accept yourself and expect more from yourself." - Gretchen Rubin

"Then let yourself love all that you take delight in Accept yourself whole, accept the heritage That shaped you and is passed on from age to age Down to your entity. Remain mysterious; Rather than be pure, accept yourself as numerous." - John Ashbery

"But in order to be strong, you have to love yourself, and in order to love yourself, you need thorough self-knowledge, you need to know everything about yourself, including your most hidden secrets, the ones most difficult to accept." - Susanna Tamaro

"Accept disgrace willingly... Accept being unimportant... Surrender yourself humbly; then you can be trusted to care for all things. Love the world as your own self; then you can truly care for all things." - Laozi

"To gain the acceptance of your peers is an admirable task, but to truly accept yourself requires a much higher standard." - Wes Fesler

"To accept the truth of who you really are takes nothing short of realization. You have to see the diamond for yourself." - Dennis Merzel

"Sooner or later, we must all accept the fact that in a relationship, the only person you are dealing with is yourself." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Sometimes you have to accept how things are. You can make it easy on yourself, or you can make it hard. The choice is yours." - Susan Mallery

"You will find it easier to accept contrary views, knowing that you are not defined by anything or anyone external to yourself." - Wayne Dyer

"It isn't easy to accept that suffering can also be beautiful... it's difficult. It's something you can only understand if you dig deeply into yourself." - Rainer W. Fassbinder

"Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets." - James A. Gold

"If you don't accept yourself, you won't live fully, and if you don't live fully you'll need to get full some other way." - Victoria Moran

"Solve the problem yourself or accept a fate you may not like... from this perspective, the ethic of personal responsibility gains appeal." - Noel Tichy

"If you don't feel free and be yourself, you can't connect. Find people who accept your quirks. They'll heal your soul." - Donald Miller

"Accept your own and be yourself!" - Elijah Muhammad

"Lao Tzu says: "Accept yourself. Non-acceptance is the root of all the trouble." None of us accept ourselves. The more a person doesn't accept himself, the greater a mahatma he looks to others to be. We are our greatest enemy. If we had our way, we would cut ourselves to pieces in order to remove what was unacceptable." - Rajneesh

"Suppose you feel you cannot accept some fact about yourself. Then own your refusal to accept. Own the block. Embrace it fully. And watch it begin to disappear. The principal is this: Begin where you are-accept that. Then change and growth become possible." - Nathaniel Branden

"When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to 'achieve' or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"Health, wealth, beauty, and genius are not created; they are only manifested by the arrangement of your mind-that is, by your concept of yourself, and your concept of yourself is all that you accept and consent to as true." - Neville Goddard

"You accept certain unlovely things about yourself and manage to live with them. The atonement for such an acceptance is that you make allowances for others - that you cleanse yourself of the sin of self-righteousness." - Eric Hoffer

"Low self-confidence is simply a problem of Awareness. Once you are aware of the Truth about yourself, you will be able to understand why you are the way you are and, most importantly, learn to love and accept yourself." - Robert Anthony

"When you accept yourself completely you do not have to maintain a phony front, drive yourself to achieve or feel insecure if people tune-in to you and what you are doing." - Ken Keyes Jr.

"You should desire for others what you desire for yourself, and hate for others what you hate for yourself. Do not oppress, just as you do not like to be oppressed. Do good to others just as you would like good to be done to you. Dislike in yourself what you dislike in others. Accept that treatment from others which you would like others to accept from you. Do not say to others what you do not like to be said to you." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Accept life, and you must accept regret." - Henri Frederic Amiel

"To be beautiful means to be yourself.You don't need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don't try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself." - Nhat Hanh

"Accept yourself. Love yourself just as you are. Your finest work, your best moments, your joy, peace, and healing come when you love yourself. You give a great gift to the world when you do that. You give others permission to do the same: to love themselves. Revel in self love. Roll in it. Bask in it, as you would the sunshine." - Melody Beattie

"Self-esteem does not mean feeling good all the time. Self-esteem means loving yourself even when you feel badly...even when you make a mistake. It means loving yourself even when you're depressed. It means that you accept yourself fully." - Jack Canfield

"Love yourself...accept yourself-these qualities will create for the first time an individual whose inner flame is undividable a great pool of energy will gather and surround you with this an inner trust will arise from within you." - Rajneesh

"And the bottom line is we are who we are-we look a certain way, we talk a certain way, we walk a certain way. I strut because I'm a supermodel, and sometimes I gallop for fun. When we learn to accept that, other people learn to accept us. So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer." - Ellen Degeneres

"Basically, the Buddhist attitude is that you should not accept certain things through sheer faith. And for that you need a skeptical attitude. Buddha himself made this clear to his followers. He said you should not accept those things I taught out of respect for me, but rather through investigation by yourself." - Dalai Lama

"The best thing you can do for yourself is to accept other people's behavior and the choices they make. You may not agree with them, you may even wish them to do things differently, but accept it. Just as you would appreciate other people accepting the choices that you make." - Jennifer O'Neill

"Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do. Accept the past as past, without denying it or discarding it. Learn to forgive yourself and to forgive others. Don't assume that it's too late to get involved." - Mitch Albom

"Do not believe anything on the mere authority of teachers or priests. Accept as true and as the guide to your life only that which accords with your own reason and experience, after thorough investigation. Accept only that which contributes to the well-being of yourself and others." - Gautama Buddha

"It is very difficult to accept in others emotions you cannot accept in yourself." - Nathaniel Branden

"You want society to accept you; but you can't even accept yourself." - Michael Fassbender

"When you accept yourself you are free from the need for others to accept you." - Bruce Jenner

"There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be." - John Fowles

"When a problem arises, don't fight with it or try to deny it. Accept and acknowledge it. Be patient in seeking a solution or opening, and then fully commit yourself to the resolution you think advisable." - Joe Hyams

"Accept all invitations to do a new thing. Dare not limit yourself. Move toward your wildest ? dream , take the labels off your mind, and step boldly into your greatness." - Iyanla Vanzant

"In your life there's peaks and valleys and sometimes we regress, and we don't even know we regress. You just have to learn how to accept all of your mistakes and learn to love yourself again." - Mary J Blige

"Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don't accept things for their face value; you don't have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself." - Jeanette Winterson

"If you accept that a relationship is here to make you conscious instead of happy, then the relationship will offer you salvation, and you will be aligning yourself with the higher consciousness that wants to be born into this world." - Eckhart Tolle

"You can only be embarrassed if you allow yourself to be embarrassed. If you embrace it and just accept that you're kind of a klutz, and you're able to make it into comedy gold." - Stephen Merchant

"Caring what others think about us is normal. The desire to belong is basic to human nature. But in order to feel like you truly belong, you must accept yourself for who you are. This is critical to Fearless Living." - Rhonda Britten

"One must accept the fact that we have only one companion in this world, a companion who accompanies us from the cradle to the grave - our own self. Get on good terms with that companion - learn to live with yourself." - Agatha Christie

"The force that drives the green fuse, as Dylan Thomas said, cannot be understood. So self-discovery is to accept your daily meditation, to observe yourself meditating and not be concerned with the results." - Frederick Lenz

"One of the biggest favors that you can do for yourself is to accept your loved ones for who they are, and not be constantly disappointed because they are not who you think they should be." - Jennifer O'Neill

"As soon as you accept the accidental effects, they are no longer accidents. They are necessity the part of yourself that you could not expect or design beforehand. Thus the realm of your creativity grows wider." - Kazuaki Tanahashi

"The past is an illusion. You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice." - Bruce Lee

"You've really got to get down on the floor with yourself and get low in order to make great art. I think you've just got to accept who you are and do the most unbelievable things." - Damien Hirst

"Humility is not self deprecating, rather it is the quiet internal confidence allowing you to accept things as they are, especially yourself; that epiphany opens the way to personal greatness." - Casar Jacobson

"Science is a method, not a religion, yet it can be just as close-minded. Open minds here Claire. Always open minds. Question everything, accept nothing as fact until you prove it for yourself." - Rachel Caine

"The moment you accept yourself, you become beautiful." - Rajneesh

"Accept yourself. But realize your behaviors can be bad." - David D Burns

"Accept your failure, move on, and don't torture yourself." - Gillian Jacobs

"Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself." - Harvey Fierstein

"I accept the universe!" - Margaret Fuller

"Accept loss forever" - Jack Kerouac

"It is easy enough to tell the poor to accept their poverty as Gods will when you yourself have warm clothes and plenty of food and medical care and a roof over your head and no worry about the rent. But if you want them to believe you try to share some of their poverty and see if you can accept it as Gods will yourself!" - Thomas Merton

"Once you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over. Self-acceptance begins, and the self-love will grow so strong that you will finally accept yourself just the way you are. That's the beginning of the free human. Forgiveness is the key." - Miguel Angel Ruiz

"See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance , or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation - to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Unfortunately, you're helpless when people interpret your work wrongly. There are simply people who can't or won't understand or accept what you're trying to do. When you take the risk of expressing yourself in public, you have to open yourself to that possibility." - Michael Haneke

"You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person." - Oprah Winfrey

"See if you can catch yourself complaining in either speech or thought, about a situation you find yourself in, what other people do or say, your surroundings, your life situation, even the weather. To complain is always nonacceptance of what is. It invariably carries an unconscious negative charge. When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation or accept it. All else is madness." - Eckhart Tolle

"The first step is: accept yourself as you are; drop all shoulds. Don`t carry any ought on your heart! You are not to be somebody else; you are not expected to do something which doesn`t belong to you - you are just to be yourself. Relax! and just be yourself. Be respectful to your individuality. and have the courage to sign your own signature. Don`t go on copying others signatures." - Rajneesh

"Express yourself completely, then keep quiet. Be like the forces of nature: when it blows, there is only wind; when it rains, there is only rain; when the clouds pass, the sun shines through. If you open yourself to the Tao, you are at one with the Tao and you can embody it completely. If you open yourself to insight, you are at one with insight and you can use it completely. If you open yourself to loss, you are at one with loss and you can accept it completely. Open yourself to the Tao, then trust your natural responses; and everything will fall into place." - Laozi

"You accept the historical Jesus?" - Albert Einstein

"I've learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you. It's what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with. Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student. Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you've lost it." - Sandra Bullock

"Insularity is the foundation of ethnocentrism and intolerance; when you only know of those like yourself, it is easy to imagine that you are alone in the world or alone in being good and right in the world. Exposure to diversity, on the contrary, is the basis for relativism and tolerance; when you are forced to face and accept the Other as real, unavoidable, and ultimately valuable, you cannot help but see yourself and your 'truths' in a new - and trouble - way." - David Eller

"If peace is really what you want, then you will choose peace. If peace mattered to you more than anything else and if you truly knew yourself to be Spirit rather than a little me, you would remain nonreactive and absolutely alert when confronted with challenging people or situations. You would immediately accept the situation and thus become one with it rather than separate yourself from it." - Eckhart Tolle

"To be beautiful means to be yourself. You do' need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself." - Nhat Hanh

"Forgive others, forgive yourself, forgive yourself for not being perfect, and accept responsibility for your own life." - Leo Buscaglia

"You are the architect of your owner destiny; you are the master of your own fate; you are behind the steering wheel of your life. There are no limitations to what you can do, have, or be. Accept the limitations you place on yourself by your own thinking." - Brian Tracy

"Accept the responsibility of being yourself as you are, with all that is good and with all that is bad, with all that is beautiful and that which is not beautiful. In that acceptance a transcendence happens and one becomes free." - Rajneesh

"To accept yourself wherever. you are.... And don't think in terms of competition! You need not be anywhere else. Wherever you are, if you can be happy there, you have become religious, you have become spiritual. Spirituality knows no competition, spirituality knows no greed, spirituality knows no ambition - because spirituality means desirelessness." - Rajneesh

"Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day." - Chin-Ning Chu

"Artmaking involves skills that can be learned. . . In large measure becoming an artist consists of learning to accept yourself, which makes your work personal, and in following your own voice, which makes your work distinctive. . . Even talent is rarely distinguishable, over the long run, from perseverance and lots of hard work." - David Bayles

"We have to accept ourselves in order to write. Now none of us does that fully: few of us do it even halfway. Don't wait for one hundred percent acceptance of yourself before you write, or even eight percent acceptance. Just write. The process of writing is an activity that teaches us about acceptance." - Natalie Goldberg

"When you accept the fact that sometimes seasons are dry and times are hard and that God is in control of both, you will discover a sense of divine refuge, because the hope then is in God and not in yourself." - Charles R Swindoll

"When you accept your imperfections-and still are willing to brush yourself off and start again-you can make changes...for you are on a heroic journey of the heart. To me this is the best kind of hero. The kind of hero I strive to be." - Denise Linn

"Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion. God's love for you and his choice of you constitute your worth. Accept that, and let it become the most important thing in your life." - Brennan Manning

"Push yourself to do more and to experience more. Harness your energy to start expanding your dreams. Yes, expand your dreams. Don't accept a life of mediocrity when you hold such infinite potential within the fortress of your mind. Dare to tap into your greatness." - Robin S. Sharma

"If you address yourself to an audience, you accept at the outset the basic premises that unite the audience. You put on the audience, repeating cliches familiar to it. But artists don't address themselves to audiences; they create audiences. The artist talks to himself out loud. If what he has to say is significant, others hear & are affected." - Edmund Snow Carpenter

"Simply see that you are at the center of the universe, and accept all things and beings as parts of your infinite body. When you perceive that an act done to another is done to yourself, you have understood the great truth." - Laozi

"You have thousands of choices and decisions to make everyday. You have the right to not go to the gym, you the right to follow poor nutritional habits, you have the right to overwork yourself and not get enough sleep. You must accept the fact that your physique has suffered because of the choices that you make everyday." - Robert Cheeke

"Not being in touch with your vulnerability and not learning to own it and accept it and be comfortable with it leaves you in a position where you're liable to look at and judge other people for being vulnerable because they're reflecting that part of yourself that you're not comfortable with." - Shakti Gawain

"Figure out what you are meant to contribute to the world and make sure you contribute it. If this requires public speaking or networking or other activities that make you uncomfortable, do them anyway. But accept that they're difficult, get the training you need to make them easier, and reward yourself when you're done." - Susan Cain


"You have to love yourself or you'll never be able to accept compliments from anyone" - Dean Wareham

"It is necessary to put yourself out for rejection, and accept that you will be rejected." - Robert Genn

"You have to accept gifts occasionally, because there are some things you can't give yourself" - Michael Marshall Smith

"You have to accept gifts occasionally, because there are some things you ca' give yourself" - Michael Marshall Smith

"Accept the fact that you're an artist and stop second-guessing yourself. Just do it." - Julia Cameron

"Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness." - Deborah Day

"You need to learn to accept your flaws and forgive yourself." - Susan Mallery

"Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful." - Ann Landers

"The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet." - Shunryu Suzuki

"Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable." - Denis Waitley

"You have to love yourself or you'll never be able to accept compliments from anyone." - Dean Wareham

"Don't accept that others know you better than you know yourself." - Sonia Friedman

"You have to accept yourself, and you have to realize that you're beautiful." - Bethany Mota

"Know yourself, like yourself, be yourself." - Charles R Swindoll

"Generosity is another quality which, like patience, letting go, non-judging, and trust, provides a solid foundation for mindfulness practice. You might experiment with using the cultivation of generosity as a vehicle for deep self-observation and inquiry as well as an exercise in giving. A good place to start is with yourself. See if you can give yourself gifts that may be true blessings, such as self-acceptance, or some time each day with no purpose. Practice feeling deserving enough to accept these gifts without obligation-to simply receive from yourself, and from the universe." - Jon Kabat-Zinn

"Not caring what people think about you is so much easier said than done and I think that it's easy to be in school and kind of compare yourself to everybody else, you might think that you're weird because some people don't like you or because you just dont feel like you belong in your own skin in your school and I think that it's important to realize that there's absolutely nothing wrong with you you're worth so much. As time progresses you'll see that and you have to learn to love yourself and accept yourself because its your skin" - Camila Cabello

"Beauty is something inside of us. If you love yourself and accept yourself, that shows on the outside. Beauty is an act-it's how you carry yourself." - Gisele Bundchen

"Express yourself, don't repress yourself." - Madonna Ciccone

"I didn't accept it. I received it." - Richard Allen

"What you cannot control, you must accept." - Frank Herbert

""I accept your condemnation," I said." - Gabrielle Zevin

"A healthy person can accept criticism." - Adrian Rogers

"You learn to accept your own reality" - Shania Twain

"Why accept failure when success is free?" - Kevin Gates

"To forgive and accept injustice is cowardice." - Mahatma Gandhi

"I accept all awards. I like them." - Martin Scorsese

"I accept the term extremist with pride." - Ashin Wirathu

"My bank does not accept likes." - Chris Brogan

"To accept duality is to earn identity." - Joss Whedon

"If you completely accept something, it changes. If you completely accept it, it shifts." - Eckhart Tolle

"I will accept the results when the election is free and clean. I cannot accept fraud." - Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador

"If you accept all the praise, you have to accept all the critics." - Chris Brogan

"People said I should accept the world. Bullshit! I don't accept the world." - Richard Stallman

"Modern intelligence won't accept anything on authority. But it will accept anything without authority." - Gilbert K Chesterton



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