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"Letting go doesn't mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be." - Unknown

"Personal style is accepting who you are." - Diane Von Furstenberg

"It's funny how you get a bit older and become more accepting of things. When you're in your twenties, you're skeptical of everything. I definitely felt like that." - Jamie Dornan

"It would be foolish and wrong to ignore the fact that all our universities today tread a very dangerous path. Increasingly, they are accepting government money because they are doing things that government wants done. How great a peril is this in a democracy?" - Vincent Massey

"It's important to remember that the animals are not grieving with us. They're very accepting. They're not lying there thinking 'How could you do this to me? Why aren't you keeping me going?' Pets don't do the human things of guilt and anger and recrimination that we do. They come and go with great acceptance." - Jon Katz

"Accepting that the odds are against you is the same as accepting defeat before you begin." - Jay Samit

"We are all continually asked to learn how to ask for what we need, only to practice accepting what we're given." - Mark Nepo

"That's gotta be one of the principles behind reality. Accepting things that are hard to comprehend, and leaving them that way." - Haruki Murakami

"All pain in life comes from wishing things were different than they are. Conversely, peace and happiness must come from accepting life as it is and breaking through the barriers of illusion to do so... All things that we label good or bad often hold in them surprises if we stay open. Each of us has choice in how we interpret life's events and in this way we are each responsible for our own reality." - Kristine Carlson

"Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving.... Accepting another person's gift is allowing him to express his feelings for you." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"Loving and accepting ourselves are the ultimate acts of courage." - Brene Brown

"I'm better at accepting the people who don't have nice things to say about me anonymously, but until you've experienced it, you don't understand how much it can affect you and mess with your mind." - Steve Grand

"Whatever encourages people to become more interested in who they are and discovering who they are, as opposed to just accepting what people or things are saying what they are. That's fascinating to me." - Reggie Watts

"I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept." - Angela Davis

"How like they are to human things!" - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Just imagine how suggestive things are." - John Henry Twachtman

"Life is very mysterious and there are many things we don't know. And there are elements of magic realism in every culture, everywhere. It's just accepting that we don't know everything and everything is possible." - Isabel Allende

"Funny how the new things are the old things." - Rudyard Kipling

"Strength doesn't necessarily come from resisting fear, weakness, or any other feeling and overcoming it. Strength comes from looking at those things straight on-and accepting them as they really are." - Kat Von D

"There are three things I commit to on a daily basis: Exercising for an hour a day, tops. Never skipping meals. And accepting the size and shape I was born with." - Paula Abdul

"I'm accepting of who I am and how diverse I am and honoring that." - Mena Suvari

"We all want things we can't have. Being a decent human being is accepting that." - John Fowles

"When I've been open and accepting of where I am, things start opening up." - Eva Mendes

"Religion is not about accepting twenty impossible propositions before breakfast, but about doing things that change you. It is a moral aesthetic, an ethical alchemy. If you behave in a certain way, you will be transformed. The myths and laws of religion are not true because they they conform to some metaphysical, scientific or historical reality but because they are life enhancing. They tell you how human nature functions, but you will not discover their truth unless you apply these myths and doctrines to your own life and put them into practice." - Karen Armstrong

"Nonacceptance is always suffering, no matter what you are not accepting. Acceptance is always freedom, no matter what you are accepting." - Cheri Huber

"It's very important to be able to accept things, you know. Gracious acceptance is an art - an art which most of never bother to cultivate. We think that we have to learn how to give, but we forget about accepting things, which can be much harder than giving." - Alexander Mccall Smith

"The Fed can change how things look, not how things are" - James Grant

"When people are not accepting toward themselves they are often obsessed with acceptance by others." - Nathaniel Branden

"Love is accepting people for who they are and what they are, regardless." - Alicia Keys

"Ordinary citizens are so accepting of what is going on, grumbling when their material interests were affected, but seemingly accepting the spiritual poverty so characteristic of today." - Charles Handy

"I learned that accepting others and accepting myself are two sides of the same coin; you can't love and accept yourself without doing the same for others." - Steve Pavlina

"Some things are very low profile, but if they excite me creatively, I accept them. Sometimes there are high-profile projects, and you have to do it. We all have human limitations. It is a painful decision to turn things down. Even accepting 'Slumdog Millionaire' was a decision that I had to sacrifice another project." - A R Rahman

"By accepting yourself and being fully what you are, your presence can make others happy." - Jane Roberts

"Love is acceptance - accepting people as they are. Just acceptance and caring." - Louise Hay

"By accepting you as you are, I do not necessarily abandon all hope of your improving" - Ashleigh Brilliant

"Let's get back to loving our bodies and accepting them totally as they are." - Louise Hay

"We can only receive what our minds are capable of accepting." - Robert Anthony

"Accepting yourself as you are is an act of civil disobedience." - Francesca Martinez

"Only by accepting our desires can we have an idea of who we are." - Paulo Coelho

"Gardeners do first, read later. Why not? Plants are very gracious in accepting an apology." - Janet Macunovich

"We are removing the most important cultural roadblock to accepting the role of God as creator." - Phillip E Johnson

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

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

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

"The bright future is that readers are accepting more varied forms of stories." - Chuck Palahniuk

"If you've got the chops, people these days are more accepting of you." - Jordan Knight

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

"Ive always enjoyed seeing how things are made." - Patricia A Woertz

"How much finer things are in composition than alone." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"How many things are there which I do not want." - Socrates

"How simple life becomes when things like mirrors are forgotten." - Daphne Du Maurier

"Understand how all things are interconnected, including you." - Mehgan Heaney-Grier

"You never know how things are going to turn out." - Amy Hill

"I am terribly depressed. How are things going?" - Norbert Wiener

"How are things in Glocca Mora this fine day?" - Yip Harburg

"I've always enjoyed seeing how things are made." - Patricia A Woertz

"How wonderful! How wonderful! All things are perfect, exactly as they are." - Gautama Buddha

"How did we go - in a relatively short amount of time - from Audrey Hepburn to Kim Kardashian? I don't know how that happened. Like did we all collectively slip and hit our heads as a society? Why are we accepting garbage as nourishment? I don't know what's going on." - Laura Benanti

"Throw yourself into life as someone who makes a difference, accepting that you may not understand how or why." - Benjamin Zander

"How could you look more stupid than to be the guy accepting a bronze medal in gold shoes?" - Michael Johnson

"Changing your life does not always mean that you stop doing certain things. It may mean that you start doing certain other things. What you really want to do is nurture the attitude that you are open to learning more about yourself. Accepting more about yourself. This is what will inspire you to do something new." - Iyanla Vanzant

"Enjoy life and change things. And maybe by giving examples of people who achieve things, who succeed, who are proactive and being happy and facing their own destinies, rather than accepting what the world throws at at them - we should fight! Not like street fighting, but the little act of defiance every day." - Haifaa al-Mansour

"I try to be outraged by things that other people are just very accepting of, as though they're normal and can't be changed. A lot of what I write about is, "Hey, you know, this stuff is really awful, and it doesn't need to be, and that's why it's so offensive." Things should be better." - Matt Taibbi

"I try to be outraged by things that other people are just very accepting of, as though they're normal and can't be changed. A lot of what I write about is, 'Hey, you know, this stuff is really awful, and it doesn't need to be, and that's why it's so offensive.' Things should be better." - Matt Taibbi

"Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away." - Robert Baker Aitken

"..the rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families..." - George Eliot

"The rich ate and drank freely, accepting gout and apoplexy as things that ran mysteriously in respectable families..." - George Eliot

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

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

"Because I am all too human, I don't always do the right thing, so how can I expect others to perform perfectly on the issues that are my top priority? I don't mean that we shouldn't try to do our best, but judgment and recrimination are such heavy weights. I find that accepting that we are all fallible lightens my load." - Karen Dawn

"You know how often the turning down this street or that, the accepting or rejecting of an invitation, may deflect the whole current of our lives into some other channel. Are we mere leaves, fluttered hither and thither by the wind, or are we rather, with every conviction that we are free agents, carried steadily along to a definite and pre-determined end?" - Arthur Conan Doyle

"Well I can tell you that for me generally speaking that I think things that I deal with are all to do with not accepting things, not excepting life on life's terms. My life becomes a lot easier when I'm willing to just accept. I don't have to like circumstances as they are, but I have to accept them and that's where I always seem to get thrown, when I try to will my way instead of accept things the way they are." - Matt Dillon

"When you are so ashamed of your actions, thoughts, or intentions, you lie rather than accepting yourself for who you really are-or, in this case, pretend something happened when it didn't. The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you." - Michael J. Sullivan

"Accepting what others see as your strengths is crucial to your continued growth. Compliments are a gift. They are an opportunity for you and another person to connect in a powerful, positive way. How did you handle the last compliment directed at you? Did you accept it?" - Rhonda Britten

"When you are so ashamed of your actions, thoughts, or intentions, you lie rather than accepting yourself for who you really are-or, in this case, pretend something happened when it did'. The idea of how others see you becomes more important than the reality of you." - Michael J. Sullivan

"What about our refusal to look squarely at the degradation of the planet we inhabit? In the last election cycle many candidates refused even to acknowledge the hard science, irrefutable science, of climate change. The president, while readily accepting the facts, has done far too little to alter them. How long are we, are you, prepared to wait?" - David Remnick

"It makes me hate accepting things that are probable when they are held up before me as infallibly true. I prefer these words which tone down and modify the hastiness of our propositions: "Perhaps, In some sort, Some, They say, I think," and the like." - Michel De Montaigne

"Clearly, audiences are very accepting of A-list talent both giving them what they want - Tom Hanks is the most classic example - and then going on, from time to time, to do things that are unexpected. That's part of what makes people want to go to the movies and not just sit home." - Mark Canton

"When actually, you have one identity made of different parts. Depending on where you are, at what time in your life, some things are higher or deeper. That's what I understood later: that I'm French and Tunisian, and I'm accepting the French part of my identity." - eL Seed

"I think one of the big issues with, you know, people who have strong faith in addition to competing is that conflict between accepting things the way they are, and wanting to compete and get better, and at what point are you in the right balance." - Tom Lehman

"I think the most difficult thing about coming out is just getting to that place where you're comfortable with who you are and you're sayin' hey this is ok and just accepting yourself and not caring what other people think. Because if you don't have that confidence in who you are then, if things don't go the way you wish that they will, you know if people aren't accepting then they can easily tear you down if you're not prepared and comfortable with who you are." - Wanda Sykes

"Holiness does not consist in doing extraordinary things. It consists in accepting, with a smile, what Jesus sends us. It consists in accepting and following the will of God." - Mother Teresa

"How fragile our lives are anyway. How quickly things can change forever." - Nancy E. Turner

"It all depends on how we look at things, and not how they are in themselves." - Carl Jung

"How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us." - Parks Cousins

"Wisdom is one thing, to know how to make true judgment, how all things are steered through all things." - Heraclitus

"The more you know about how things are the less you know about how things could be." - Horace Dediu

"No matter how bad things are, you can always make things worse." - Randy Pausch

"I'm just quizzical about how things work and why things are." - William Shatner

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

"Well, it's sort of funny to try and get that balance between just accepting the reality of my friend [co-star Satya Bhabha] flying in from the ceiling of the theatre and like starting to do a dance with demon hipster chicks. It's like, so how do we react when he throws fireballs? Are we surprised? Does this happen a lot?" - Alison Pill

"Instead of accepting what James Baldwin called the "lie of whiteness," many people in lots of different fields and movement activities have tried to productively make it into a problem. When did (some) people come to define themselves as white? In what conditions? How does the lie of whiteness get reproduced? What are its costs politically, morally and culturally?" - David Roediger

"I'm optimistic. I see no longer people accepting fuzzy thinking in the world. The change is not that people aren't still saying under-informed things. The change is that if you're in power and you say something under-informed, there are people out there with a voice who will take you to task for having done so" - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"The sin of worldliness is a preoccupation with the things of this temporal life. It's accepting and going along with the views and practices of society around us without discerning if they are biblical. I believe that the key to our tendencies toward worldliness lies primarily in the two words "going along". We simply go along with the values and practices of society." - Jerry Bridges

"There can be no such things as an Irish nationalist accepting the loyalist veto and partition. You cannot claim to be an Irish nationalist if you consent to an internal six county settlement and if you are willing to negotiate the state of Irish society with a foreign government." - Gerry Adams

"I'm just sick of the way things are. We're in an age in which we can't live without accepting the logic of the market. Contemporary politics is all about short-term pragmatism. We have abandoned religion and philosophy... What we have left is the automatisation of doing what the market tells us." - Jose Mujica

"Once the 'what' is decided, the 'how' always follows. We must not make the 'how' an excuse for not facing and accepting the 'what.'" - Pearl S Buck

"How well we communicate is determined not by how well we say things but how well we are understood." - Andy Grove

"Every woman who has had experience with sexual violence of any kind has not just pain, and not just hurt, but has knowledge. Knowledge of male supremacy. Knowledge of what it is. Knowledge of what it feels like. And can begin to think strategically about how to stop it. We are living under a reign of terror. Now what I want to say is that I want us to stop accepting that that's normal. And the only way that we can stop accepting that that's normal is if we refuse to have amnesia everyday of our lives." - Andrea Dworkin

"Making photographs that dealt with the understanding of who I am as a gay man and dealt with the process of accepting that, and also accepting what I'm into sexually, what sexually arouses me. So I was making these images not necessarily knowing what they were about, but just putting it out there - that mode of thinking or consideration of my own desires, and also the much larger conversation around images that deal with ideas of sexuality and how those images are distributed and then accepted or understood by whoever is viewing those images." - Wardell Milan

""Understand the process of the ego. How does the ego live? The ego lives in the tension between what you are and what you want to be. A wants to be B - the ego is created out of this very tension. How does the ego die? The ego dies by you accepting what you are. That you say, "I am fine as I am, where I am is good. I will remain just as existence keeps me. Its will is my will."" - Rajneesh

"Humility is simply believing and accepting what God says about us, and God says that we are anything but worthless." - Myles Munroe

"Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." - Ellen Degeneres

"President Bush has urged people to get back to normal and today Congress announced that they are accepting bribes again." - Jay Leno

"Russians, in the knowledge of inexhaustible supplies of manpower, are accustomed to accepting gigantic fatalities with comparative calm." - Barbara Tuchman

"I'm a big believer in accepting yourself the way you are and not really worrying about it." - Jennifer Lawrence

"The better we are at accepting the limits of our world, the more easily we can embrace what we have." - Steven Amsterdam

"That's what's wrong with the country. There are too many 'good soldiers' accepting too many bad decisions." - Shirley Chisholm

"Warriors of light are not perfect.Their beauty lies in accepting this fact and still desiring to grow and to learn." - Paulo Coelho

"It's embarrassing that we all just walk through life blindly accepting that scrambled eggs are fundamentally associated with mornings." - John Green

"I'm a big believer in accepting yourself the way you are and not really worrying about it." - Jennifer Lawrence

"Evidence tells that black and Latina woman are more accepting of curves, and that's a good thing." - Lori Lansens

"Our entire life, with our fine moral code and our precious freedom, consists ultimately in accepting ourselves as we are." - Jean Anouilh

"Low standards are a tactic that takes pressure off teachers' unions by accepting mediocrity and failure for kids." - Jeb Bush

"How you sound. How you look. Are you fat? Those are things that could be really irritating." - Amanda Palmer

"How are you going to do great things if you are not committed to your work." - Deacon Jones

"Miracles are ceased; and therefore we must needs admit the means, how things are perfected." - William Shakespeare

"There are things you can never take, no matter how strong you are." - Yoko Ono

"Don't worry about how things are. Watch where they are headed." - Fred Green

"Australians are pretty blunt and we say things how they really are." - Charlie Bell

"Although I have felt compelled to write things down since I was five years old, I doubt that my daughter ever will, for she is a singularly blessed and accepting child, delighted with life exactly as life presents itself to her, unafraid to go to sleep and unafraid to wake up. Keepers of private notebooks are a different breed altogether, lonely and resistant rearrangers of things, anxious malcontents, children afflicted apparently at birth with some presentiment of loss." - Joan Didion

"Unhappiness does not come from the way things are, but from the difference between how things are and how we think they should be" - Creflo A. Dollar

"In sport, part of the game is accepting the umpire's call, no matter how hard that might be. Sometimes the calls go your way, and sometimes they don't." - Dot Richardson

"She could' help wondering if that was how one made the decision to forgive or not. If letting go hurt more than accepting someone's mistakes." - C.C. Hunter

"She couldn't help wondering if that was how one made the decision to forgive or not. If letting go hurt more than accepting someone's mistakes." - C.C. Hunter

"I'm not a real crazy social butterfly - and once I realised that and I accepted it, I started to realise how many people weren't accepting of that." - Hayley Williams

"As a gymnast, you always wear spandex. Being a teenager wearing spandex? It was tough accepting how my body looked, especially if there was any weight gain." - Alicia Sacramone

"Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It's about accepting all of yourself." - Tyra Banks

"One of the most exiting things about being pregnant is that I just am accepting the complete unknown; it's a complete mystery and miracle." - Natalie Portman

"There is nothing so wrong as accepting a thing merely because men who have done things say it should be so." - Alfred Stieglitz

"Accepting that the world is full of uncertainty and ambiguity does not and should not stop people from being pretty sure about a lot of things." - Julian Baggini

"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

"Because Al-Qaeda has been a non-state centered organisation, many of these scenarios do not exactly apply. These are not wars between states. And yet, it seems to me that we make a mistake if we accept the view that states are fighting terrorism, since we have abundant evidence for accepting the idea of state terrorism, and what is most urgent is to track and expose how state terrorism operates under the rubric of "democracy."" - Judith Butler

"Indeed, it is impossible to be neutral. In a world already moving in certain directions, where wealth and power are already distributed in certain ways, neutrality means accepting the way things are now. It is a world of clashing interests war against peace, nationalism against internationalism, equality against greed, and democracy against elitism and it seems to me both impossible and undesirable to be neutral in those conflicts." - Howard Zinn

"Indeed, it is impossible to be neutral. In a world already moving in certain directions, where wealth and power are already distributed in certain ways, neutrality means accepting the way things are now. It is a world of clashing interests ? war against peace, nationalism against internationalism, equality against greed, and democracy against elitism ? and it seems to me both impossible and undesirable to be neutral in those conflicts." - Howard Zinn

"Suffering occurs when your ideas about how things ought to be don't match how they really are." - Brad Warner

"I write toward both idealism and reality - how things are and how I wish they could be." - Roxane Gay

"More important than learning how to recall things is finding ways to forget things that are cluttering the mind." - Eric Butterworth

"Women in general interest me. I like how women are more liable to talk about real things, personal things." - Chuck Close

"The things that let you down are the things that let you see how far you have rose." - Amani

"Do you hate me because I have magic?" "Of course not." "Do you love me despite my magic?" He thought a minute. "No. I love everything about you, and your magic is part of you. That was how I got past the Confessor's magic. If I had loved you despite your power, I wouldn't have been accepting you for who you are. Your magic would have destroyed me." - Terry Goodkind

"I want people to see the beauty of that condition through the eyes of the characters. In doing that, they can allow people who have the condition to be more accepting of it, and to be open about it. That would be a contribution to the people who have it, and considering that 38% of the Pulitzer Prize winning poets are Bipolar, to think about how much these individuals have contributed to the human spirit." - Paul Dalio

"A look filled with understanding, an accepting smile, a loving word, a meal shared in warmth and awareness are the things which create happiness in the present moment. By nourishing awareness in the present moment, you can avoid causing suffering to yourself and those around you. The way you look at others, your smile, and your small acts of caring can create happiness. True happiness does not depend on wealth or fame." - Nhat Hanh

"Grief is accepting the reality of what is. That is grief's job and purpose-to allow us to come to terms with the way things really are, so that we can move on. Grief is a gift of God. Without it, we would all be condemned to a life of continually denying reality, arguing or protesting against reality, and never growing from the realities we experience." - Henry Cloud

"Heroes come in all sizes, and you don't have to be a giant hero. You can be a very small hero. It's just as important to understand that accepting self-responsibi lity for the things you do, having good manners, caring about other people-these are heroic acts. Everybody has the choice of being a hero or not being a hero every day of their lives." - George Lucas

"These were people so hungry for love that they were accepting substitutes. There were embracing material things and expecting a sort of hug back. But it never works. You can't substitute material things for love or for gentleness or for tenderness or for a sense of comradeship. Money is no substitute for tenderness, and power is not a substitute for tenderness. I can tell you as I'm sitting here dying, when you most need it, neither money nor power will give you the feeling you're looking for, no matter how much of them you have." - Morrie Schwartz

"Life is graded on the curve. It's not how big you are, how strong you are, how smart you are. It's how good you are at the things that count relative to the people around you." - Robert H. Frank

"He that studies books alone, will know how things ought to be; and he that studies men will know how things are." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Always try to do something for the other fellow and you will be agreeably surprised how things come your way - how many pleasing things are done for you." - Claude M Bristol

"Martial arts is not about picking your fights and picking how things go; it's about adapting to the how things are." - Gunnar Nelson



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