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"She has the gift of accepting her life." - Jhumpa Lahiri

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

"Loving other people starts with loving ourselves and accepting ourselves." - Ellen Page

"I'm an intensely competitive guy who is driven by the idea that accepting mediocrity or accepting defeat is not the way you succeed in life." - John W Thompson

"Contentment is the continuing act of accepting the process of your own life." - David Gerrold

"Trust is accepting what God sends into your life whether you understand it or not." - Timothy Keller

"It never stops, accepting that fact is difficult. I took some time out for life." - James L Brooks

"Accepting others' life choices is something most people only learn with age." - Neil Strauss

"the greatest learning of the ages lies in accepting life exactly as it comes to us." - Anthony De Mello

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

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

"My life is a life of accepting what the universe has offered me... I don't fight the universe." - Ziggy Marley

"Reverence is simply the experience of accepting that all Life is, in and of itself, of value." - Gary Zukav

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

"You shouldn't be afraid of science. Accepting the reality of nature makes life more exciting and even more precious." - Lawrence M Krauss

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

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

"My parents were always very supportive and accepting. They even shared my curiosity for life, or perhaps I theirs." - Jason Mraz

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

"I don't look at life as a battle or as a fight. I don't think I'm scrappy. I'm accepting." - Michael J Fox

"The first step to truly living a good and fearless life, is accepting responsibility for your actions. Accepting what part you had in any situation. Difficult, to say the least, but liberating." - Jann Arden

"I'm not really managing the work-life balance, I'm just accepting that the work increases and the ordinary life has to decrease when you're the prime minister." - Tony Abbott

"Then, accepting the help of God and of God's signs, he allows his personal legend to guide him toward the tasks that life has reserved for him." - Paulo Coelho

"Accepting what we're given is a practice in being present to everything beyond us that lets us become intimate with the nature of life." - Mark Nepo

"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

"I think America may be growing up and accepting the fact that the bulk of life exists beyond 50. Because demographically... the vast population is over 50." - Carmen Dellorefice

"For those orderly folks who have life all neatly arranged in their heads, who do more accepting than questioning, unschooling is a disturbing thing." - Sandra Dodd

"True generosity means accepting ingratitude." - Coco Chanel

"I'm not accepting of whiners." - Tom Watson

"I'm accepting of change, and accepting of transforming myself at any given time necessary. At this point in my life, sometimes I have to be mom, sometimes I have to come to work, sometimes I have to be a wife. I love that I don't ever have to be just one thing." - Ayesha Curry

"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

"We learn humility through accepting humiliations cheerfully." - Mother Teresa

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

"Accepting new challenges makes me come alive." - Jake T Austin

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

"We begin by loving and accepting ourselves." - Frederick Lenz

"...the only continuity possible in life, as in love, is in growth, in fluidity - in freedom. The only real security is... living in the present and accepting it as it is now." - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"How do you know what is the right path to choose to get the result that you desire? The honest answer is this: You won't. And accepting that greatly eases the anxiety of your life experience." - Jon Stewart

"Every one of us gets to find our way, hopefully surrounded by love, but we still have to pick out our own way through the land mines of life. By accepting this and relinquishing control, there's just extraordinary beauty." - Ali Macgraw

"Jealousy, anger, fear - these are ridiculous emotions that drain your power. You need to control them by being content, trusting that life knows what is best, accepting with an even mind whatever is presented to you." - Frederick Lenz

"The man who sat on the ground in his tipi meditating on life and its meaning, accepting the kinship of all creatures and acknowledging unity with the universe of things, was infusing into his being the true essence of civilization." - Luther Standing Bear

"life is a tragic mystery. We are pierced and driven by laws we only half understand, we find that the lesson we learn again and again is that of accepting heroic helplessness." - Florida Scott-Maxwell

"The interests of the deaf child and his parents may best be served by accepting that he is a deaf person, with an elaborate cultural and linguistic heritage that can enrich his parent's life as it will his own." - Harlan Lane

"Life began on this planet when the first amoeba split. Mankind will still be seeking God, not accepting that God is a spirit; can't see it, touch it, only feel it. It's called LOVE." - Phyllis Diller

"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

"If I look over my life, every single step of maturing for me, every single one, has had the exact same common denominator: accepting what was true over what I wished were true." - Julia Sweeney

"Those who choose love - daring to feel to the depths of being, accepting responsibility for their actions, and seeking a purpose in life - will find that the world of significant living will unfold its cleverly concealed presence." - Barbara Marciniak

"I guess just accepting failure is the thing. I don't really look at it as a failure. I look at them as learning lessons and things you grow from but not really a failure, because that's life." - Daniella Alonso

"As you focus on simplifying your life, make sure that your approach to the process is a loving and accepting one. Know that you are doing all that you can do right now, and that is all anyone can do." - Deepak Chopra

"In This Body Mystery, even though it was written in the voice of people with HIV/AIDS, it's about how people come to accept their fate and their sickness. It's about accepting the way your life is." - Chath Piersath

"I came from a pretty accepting community, and my school had a lot of openly gay and LGBT-plus people. When I joined YouTube, I saw a lot more hostility than I saw in my everyday life." - Tyler Oakley

"My life has been extremely complicated. Not by choice at the beginning at all, but later on, I had become used to complication and went on accepting things that other people would have found too difficult to accept." - Benoit Mandelbrot

"Most people wander through life, carelessly taking whatever risk crosses their paths without compensation, but never consciously accepting extra risk to pick up the money and other good things lying all around them." - Aaron C. Brown

"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

"[I]n the past two decades anthropologists have gathered data on life and death in pre-state societies rather than accepting the warm and fuzzy stereotypes. What did they find? In a nutshell: Hobbes was right, Rousseau was wrong." - Steven Pinker

"You cannot spend your life wanting to be someone else, snipping off pieces of yourself you don't like, and suddenly expect, upon reaching a goal, to be confident, self-accepting, rooted like an oak tree in your being." - Geneen Roth

"I have a lot of compassion for human beings in life experiences, so I allow myself to feel what these characters are feeling and don't have a problem accepting that." - Kimberly Elise

"My goats are not contemplative, accepting, or introspective. They are the Greek chorus of my farm, sometimes of my life. They watch me closely and remind me that I am foolish." - Jon Katz

"The happiest people in the world are those who feel absolutely terrific about themselves, and this is the natural outgrowth of accepting total responsibility for every part of their life." - Brian Tracy

"There's a need for accepting responsibility - for a person's life and making choices that are not just ones for immediate short-term comfort. You need to make an investment, and the investment is in health and education." - Buzz Aldrin

"There's a certain grace in accepting what your life is and embracing all the good things that have been - but there's still an expectation of good things to come. Not necessarily what you expected." - Emmylou Harris

"Women have been brought up to be passive, accepting, not come forward and play a major role in life. And with age, there's a tendency to revert to that - to pull back, recede. I don't think it's advisable or admirable." - Katherine Helmond

"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've had a blessed life. I've pulled back from trying to control my destiny and gone back to accepting whatever fate has in store for me. I live for today because I don't know what'll happen tomorrow." - Cilla Black

"By accepting life before it happens, and letting go of your inner resistance to all things you cannot change, you unlock true emotional freedom from all of your self-imposed emotional pain." - Hal Elrod

"Self-reliance - that's a dirty word to Democrats. They want people to believe that self-reliance means you don't do anything with anybody. They don't want it thought of as accepting responsibility for one's life. Enterprise. Imagination. Independence. Entrepreneurism." - Rush Limbaugh

"I had individuals in my life to help me make the right decisions because it wasn't about them accepting handouts. It was about them making the right decisions for me." - Alonzo Mourning

"For me, love is not about froufrou New Age-ism. It's about a way of living and honoring the interconnectedness of life and accepting our responsibility and our power to change the world for the better." - Julia Butterfly Hill

"By 'coming to terms with life' I mean: the reality of death has become a definite part of my life; my life has, so to speak, been extended by death, by my looking death in the eye and accepting it, by accepting destruction as part of life and no longer wasting my energies on fear of death or the refusal to acknowledge its inevitability. It sounds paradoxical: by excluding death from our life we cannot live a full life, and by admitting death into our life we enlarge and enrich it." - Etty Hillesum

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

"I come from a very non-accepting family, but I'm very accepting." - Katy Perry

"If you can accept the flow of life and give in to it, you will be accepting what is real. Only when you accept what is real can you live with it in peace and happiness. The alternative is a struggle that will never end because it is a struggle with the unreal, with a mirage of life instead of life itself." - Deepak Chopra

"Whatever is arising in this moment, whatever condition, is part of the isness of life and therefore accepting it fully makes you an expression of the enormous power of life itself-true intelligence, which only comes when you stop obstructing the power of the present moment." - Eckhart Tolle

"The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple." - Joshua L Liebman

"The primary joy of life is acceptance, approval, the sense of appreciation and companionship of our human comrades. Many men do not understand that the need for fellowship is really as deep as the need for food, and so they go through life accepting many substitutes for genuine, warm, simple relatedness." - Joshua L Liebman

"I'm trying to have no regrets. I'm starting to learn about myself and how to live. As an actor, part of the job is accepting your life and learning how to roll with it. I want to live a life where I don't regret any decisions, and if I do, I learn from them." - Ansel Elgort

"I am learning that if I just go on accepting the framework for life that others have given me, if I fail to make my own choices, the reason for my life will be missing. I will be unable to recognize that which I have the power to change." - Liv Ullmann

"I think that people would like to at all times reject death and disease with technology. Western culture is getting profoundly sick because of that. We cannot enjoy life without accepting the normal things, so I think that if you accept that, you get wisdom and you begin to really understand life with a new intensity." - Alejandro Gonzalez Inarri

"Accepting means you allow yourself to feel whatever it is you are feeling at that moment. It is part of the isness of the Now. You can't argue with what is. Well, you can, but if you do, you suffer." - Eckhart Tolle

"[The blame for the future 'plight of civilization] must rest on scientific men, equally with others, for being incapable of accepting the responsibility for the profound social upheavals which their own work primarily has brought about in human relationships." - Frederick Soddy

"Healing is the process of accepting all, then choosing best." - Neale Donald Walsch

"Success is the process of not accepting failure." - Georgette Mosbacher

"but accepting help doesn't have to mean giving up control." - Sarah Dessen

"To accept civilization as it is practically means accepting decay." - George Orwell

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

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

"I believe the sign of maturity is accepting deferred gratification." - Peggy Cahn

"Accepting oneself does not preclude an attempt to become better." - Flannery O'Connor

"Accepting responsibility is the fulcrum point for succeeding at anything." - Jeffrey Gitomer

"You cannot have Jesus' rescue without accepting His rule." - Timothy Keller

"No alibi will save you from accepting the responsibility." - Napoleon Hill

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

"In accepting the Gift you Honor the Giver" - Stephen R Donaldson

"Our mental limitations prevent us from accepting our mental limitations." - Robert A. Burton

"Accepting that we have weaknesses becomes a strength." - Joseph M. Marshall III

"Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it." - David Richo

"People have a hard time accepting anything that overwhelms them." - Bob Dylan

"Accepting help is its own kind of strength." - Kiera Cass

"Optimism can keep a fool from accepting failure." - Ernest Hemingway

"Love is being accepting of all of their flaws." - Haley Pullos

"Americans aren't accepting of black humor, it's terrible." - Marina Abramovic

"The good thing about New Orleans is that, overall, it's an accepting place. It's accepting of eccentricity, it's accepting of excess, it's accepting of color, in the sense of culture, not necessarily in the sense of race." - Christopher Rice

"Accepting the reality of change gives rise to equanimity." - Allan Lokos

"but accepting help doesn't have to mean giving up control." - Sarah Dessen

"Happiness is lost by criticizing it; sorrow by accepting it." - Ambrose Bierce

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

"'Accepting the Christ' is merely a shift in self-perception." - Marianne Williamson

"People sometimes have a very hard time accepting change." - John Zorn

"Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself." - Nicole Scherzinger

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

"Accepting death is a massive problem for everybody." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

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

"Being afraid something is true is accepting the possibility. Accepting the possibility is the first step to believing." - Terry Goodkind

"Self-care means accepting some risk, and accepting much responsibility. It is not for all people or all cases." - Andrew Saul

"I hope to grow up and see myself accepting myself and accepting time going by and everything falls." - Elena Anaya

"Become more accepting. With every interaction, surrender any tendency to judge another person. Pray for a more accepting heart." - Marianne Williamson

"These self-anointed intellectuals are people who think that those who believe in God and Jesus Christ, those who 'cling to their guns and their religion,' are a lower form of animal life, while they, themselves, have no problem whatever accepting Obama as a messiah and, in the past, deifying the likes of Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Let's face it, when you kneel in a church, you're accepting that there is something greater and wiser than yourself in the universe. When, on the other hand, you kneel to a left-wing politician, you're merely emulating Monica Lewinsky." - Burt Prelutsky

"People have a hard time accepting free-market economics for the same reason they have a hard time accepting evolution: it is counterintuitive. Life looks intelligently designed, so our natural inclination is to infer that there must be an intelligent designer-a God. Similarly, the economy looks designed, so our natural inclination is to infer that we need a designer-a government. In fact, emergence and complexity theory explains how the principles of self-organization and emergence cause complex systems to arise from simple systems without a top-down designer." - Michael Shermer

"As I grow older, I put all life's bulls**t aside. I think the process of the laying off of the bulls**t starts around 40. Before that, most men have their heads stuck in their ass. After 40, you see things differently. You've found yourself. You're accepting yourself and what you got from life." - Dennis Quaid

"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

"Climbing is my lifelong journey. And in the same way you go running and you have days where you really feel in tune, you have some days where you don't feel that good. It's this never-ending process. Accepting that and enjoying that for what it is, that's really where the life of climbing is." - Chris Sharma

"Thankfulness can reduce stress in your life by making you more content with who you are and what you have. If you make a habit of accepting every circumstance gratefully and assuming there is a purpose in it, you'll be relieved from the worry and anxiety that go with being resentful and dissatisfied." - Thomas Kinkade

"Scratch the surface of any cynic, and you will find a wounded idealist underneath. Because of previous pain or disappointment, cynics make their conclusions about life before the questions have even been asked. This means that beyond just seeing what is wrong with the world, cynics lack the courage to do something about it. The dynamic beneath cynicism is a fear of accepting responsibility." - John Ortberg

"Settling is about not embracing what is best for you and accepting what you really don't want. When you settle, you accept less than you deserve. Settling becomes a habit and a way of life, but it doesn't have to be. According to Maureen Dowd, "The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for" - Maureen Dowd

"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

"Maybe "having enough" has a second meaning beyond the basic economic security a family needs. Maybe it means accepting that a rich full life with a job and family will be rewarding, but it certainly won't be perfect. As many of us who have combined kids and careers know all too well, some days it's really pretty messy. And that's OK." - Willow Bay

"My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Womens Singles tennis champion in college." - Uzo Aduba

"Happiness comes from accepting the present situation, whether it is something you wish to savor as long as possible or change as quickly as you can. Neither is possible without acceptance as the starting point, because without acceptance you are living on the periphery of your life. There at the edges, you can't fully enjoy the good stuff or do anything about the rest." - Victoria Moran

"Within evangelicalism is a distressing drift toward accepting a Christianity that does not demand a life-changing walk with God. Many evangelicals (today) do not realize that the church has always been an island of righteousness in a sea of paganism, but as a result they turned the world upside-down." - Erwin W. Lutzer

"Coming to terms with the rhythms of women's lives means coming to terms with life itself, accepting the imperatives of the body rather than the imperatives of an artificial, man-made, perhaps transcendentally beautiful civilization. Emphasis on the male work-rhythm is an emphasis on infinite possibilities; emphasis on the female rhythms is an emphasis on a defined pattern, on limitation." - Margaret Mead

"Taking ownership of your happiness has two aspects: Accepting that being happy is up to you and that you have the ability and power to be happier by changing your habits. Taking "response-ability": responding to all the events in your life in a way that supports your happiness." - Marci Shimoff

"What do I mean by loving ourselves properly? I mean first of all, desiring to live, accepting life as a very great gift and a great good, not because of what it gives us, but because of what it enables us to give to others." - Thomas Merton

"By replacing fear of the unknown with curiosity we open ourselves up to an infinite stream of possibility. We can let fear rule our lives or we can become childlike with curiosity, pushing our boundaries, leaping out of our comfort zones, and accepting what life puts before us." - Alan Watts

"Real life is about accepting ups and downs, the good and the bad, the possibility of failure as well as the ambition to succeed. Atheism speaks to the truth about our human nature because it recognizes all this and does not seek to shield us from the truth by myth and superstition" - Julian Baggini

"As the rain falls and the sun shines, they grow, grow, grow; minds so open, they go through life aware and accepting, seeing light where there's dark, seeing possibility in dead ends, tasting victory as others spit out failure, questioning where others accept. Just a little less jaded, a little less cynical." - Cecelia Ahern

"Some claim evolution is just a theory. As if it were merely an opinion. The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Evolution really happened. Accepting our kinship with all life on Earth is not only solid science. In my view, it's also a soaring spiritual experience." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Have a policy of pre-emptive forgiveness. Refuse to get offended by petty things. Make a decision early on to cut the other person some slack in everyday life. Then you can take comfort in knowing they'll do it for you, as well. Accepting each other, flaws and all, is what love is all about." - Gaelen Foley

"Part of what the psychedelic point of view represents is living a certain portion of your life without answers. Just accepting that certain dilemmas will never resolve themselves into some kind of a complete answer. That's why psychedelics are so different from any system being sold, from one of the great elder systems like Christianity, to the latest cult out of Los Angeles." - Terence Mckenna

"Happiness comes from accepting the present situation, whether it is something you wish to savor as long as possible or change as quickly as you can. Neither is possible without acceptance as the starting point, because without acceptance you are living on the periphery of your life. There at the edges, you can't fully enjoy the good stuff or do anything about the rest." - Victoria Moran

"Some claim evolution is just a theory. As if it were merely an opinion. The theory of evolution, like the theory of gravity, is a scientific fact. Evolution really happened. Accepting our kinship with all life on Earth is not only solid science. In my view, it's also a soaring spiritual experience." - Neil Degrasse Tyson

"Surrender means accepting this moment, this body, and this life with open arms. Surrender involves getting out of your own way and living in accord with a higher will, expressed as the wisdom of the heart. Far more than passive acceptance, surrender uses every challenge as a means of spiritual growth and expanded awareness." - Dan Millman

"The moral peril to humanity of thoughtlessly accepting these conveniences [of materialism] (with their inherent disadvantages) as constituting a philosophy of life is now becoming apparent. For the implications of this disruptive materialism... are that human beings are nothing but bodies, animals, machines..." - Aldous Huxley

"Would we as a nation be better off dealing with the truth rather than believing fantasies that prop up the Status Quo and the Fed's dearly beloved measure of the economy, the stock market? How often does accepting illusion help us navigate real life? Short answer: never." - Charles Hugh Smith

"I've learned a lot just being around people who grew up so differently from me, which is cool. It teaches you how to be a lot more tolerant. The bigger your world is, the more tolerant and accepting you become, because you have friends from all walks of life. You learn to be a little bit less selfish." - Michael Che

"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

"My mother is a fighter. After she battled polio and learned to walk again, the doctors told her she would be a cripple her entire life. Instead of accepting defeat, she refused this fate and went on to become the West African Women's Singles tennis champion in college." - Uzo Aduba

"In my case, I think my exile saved my life, for it inexorably confirmed something which Americans appear to have great difficulty accepting. Which is, simply, this: a man is not a man until he is able and willing to accept his own vision of the world, no matter how radically this vision departs from others." - James A Baldwin

"Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts. About seeing clearly the way life is and accepting it and being true to it, whatever the pain, because the pain of not being true to it is far, far greater." - Nicholas Evans

"Accepting the reality of our broken, flawed lives is the beginning of spirituality not because the spiritual life will remove our flaws but because we let go of seeking perfection and, instead, seek God, the one who is present in the tangledness of our lives." - Mike Yaconelli



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