Acceptance Quotes

Acceptance is having the ability to recognize the reality of a situation, and this could an uncomfortable or unpleasant event, emotion or circumstances that we cannot change, resent or deny. Acceptance is part of life, and as humans, we have to accept certain things, move on and continue to live our lives.

Below you find some of the best quotes on acceptance from authors, philosophers, celebrities, and politician about their thoughts on acceptance, including accepting negative circumstances that may come our way, accepting negative people for their behavior, personality or attitude, accepting a financial loss, accepting the death of a loved one and quotes on accepting life challenges. Browse through a collection of acceptance quotes to help bring some closure and comfort to your life.


Vironika Tugaleva- Accept and love yourself

Your skin is your skin. Your legs are your legs. Your hair is your hair. Your smile is your smile ... Read More

Moon Unit Zappa- Everyone has flaws

Everyone has flaws. It's a matter of finding the ones you can live with. Moon Unit Zappa ... Read More

Willard Scott- Positive feelings come from accepting yourself

Positive feelings come from being honest about yourself and accepting your personality, and physical characteristics, warts and all; and, from ... Read More

Ellen DeGeneres- When you take risks you learn

When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when ... Read More

Stop Expecting People To Be Perfect- Donald Miller

When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.      Donald Miller ... Read More

Two words will help you cope- Charles R. Swindoll

Two words will help you cope when you run low on hope: accept and trust. Charles R. Swindoll ... Read More

There is always someone better off than you- C.L. Hall

There is always someone better off than you, and there is always someone worse off than you. C.L. Hall ... Read More

To be successful you must accept all challenges-Mike Kafka

To be successful you must accept all challenges that come your way. You can't just accept the ones you like.      ... Read More

Zelig Pliskin – Be Carefree, Yet Careful

Be carefree yet careful: While you should work on overcoming unnecessary worrying, have a healthy fear of danger and sensibly ... Read More

Deepak Chopra- Being Free and Accepting Reality

Being free brings a lightness, a carefree surrender to all that is happening around you, and, above all, an acceptance ... Read More

Tigress Luv- Accepting Loss Love

The loss of love is not nearly as painful as our resistance to accepting it is.      Tigress Luv ... Read More

Colin Wright- Be the best version of your weird self.

Sharpen your rough edges and be the best version of your weird self. Colin Wright ... Read More

Johnny Depp- Everybody Is Weird

I think everybody's weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.      Johnny Depp ... Read More

Kobi Yamada- Embrace your uniqueness

Embrace your uniqueness. Time is much too short to be living someone else's life.      Kobi Yamada ... Read More

Alfusainey jallow- Will Always Be There For You

I may not be the kind of person you want me to, but I will always be there for you ... Read More

Tommy Kirk-Not Ashamed Of Being Gay

I'm not ashamed of being gay, never have been and never will be. For that I have no apologies.      Tommy ... Read More

Tegan Quin-Not a Bad Person Because Of Being Gay

You are not a bad person because you are gay. You are you because you are you and you were ... Read More

J. Cole- No Need For Fixing

No need to fix what God already put his paint brush on J. Cole Source: Song: Crooked Smile, Album: Born ... Read More

J. Cole- Being Perfect Just the Way You Are

You are perfect exactly as you are. With all your flaws and problems, there's no need to change anything. All ... Read More

Tahereh Mafi- Just As You Are

I love you exactly as you are.      Tahereh Mafi ... Read More

Tichina Arnold- Didn’t plan on being a single mom

I didn't plan on being a single mom, but you have to deal with the cards you are dealt the ... Read More

Ed Cunningham- Cousins are rare people

Cousins are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer. Ed Cunningham ... Read More

George C. Marshall- Accepting The Past

When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.   -George C. Marshall ... Read More

Thomas Merton- Accepting our Loved Ones

The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit ... Read More

Beyonce Knowles- On Other’s Opinion

When you love and accept yourself, when you know who really cares about you, and when you learn from your ... Read More

Heather Morris- Feeling Good About Self

I love looking in the mirror and feeling good about what I see ... Read More

Kelly Brook- On Accepting Yourself

What I am is how I came out. No one's perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and ... Read More

Brian Tracy- The Greatest Gift To Others

The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance. Brian Tracy ... Read More

Johnny Weir Quote On Loving One Self

Love myself I do. Not everything, but I love the good as well as the bad. I love my crazy ... Read More

Mary-Louise Parker – Being different

People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life. When someone is different, that ... Read More

Mandy Hale Quote On Being Different

So you're a little weird? Work it! A little different? OWN it! Better to be a nerd than one of ... Read More

Yiddish Proverb On Death

Every man knows that he must die but no one believes it. -Yiddish Proverb Death is the final destination for everyone, ... Read More

Yiddish Proverb On Acceptance

"Better the best of the worst than the worst of the best." ... Read More

Spanish Proverb On Insults

"Insults should be well avenged or well endured." ... Read More

Abraham Sutzkever On Acceptance

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older. - Abraham Sutzkever We all have different childhoods. It can ... Read More

Charles Dickens on Characters

"If there were no bad people, there would be no good lawyers." Original Source: The Old Curiousity Shop (1899) ... Read More

Edward A. Murphy Jr- On Mistakes and Imagination

If anything can wrong, it will. -Edward A. Murphy Jr This quote originated from Captain Edward A. Murphy Jr, a ... Read More

Eleanor Roosevelt Quote On Accepting Things That Comes Your Way

You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with ... Read More

Carlos Barrios- The Power of Flexibility

Flexibility makes buildings to be stronger, imagine what it can do to your soul.   Carlos Barrios    ... Read More

Joe Vitale- Let Go of Blame and Judging

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging, to free our inner selves to attract what ... Read More

Henry David Thoreau- Accepting Regrets

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have ... Read More

Haruki Murakami- Accumulating Imperfections​

A certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. Haruki Murakami ... Read More

Wayne Dyer Quote On Acceptance

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as ... Read More

Marcus Aurelius Quote On Fate and Accepting Circumstances

Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that ... Read More

Donzella Michele Malone- Celebrate Diversity and Practice Acceptance

I have a self-made quote: Celebrate diversity, practice acceptance and may we all choose peaceful options to conflict. Donzella Michele ... Read More

Deepak Chopra- Accept People For Who They Are

Know that people are doing the best they can from their level of awareness. Accept people for who they are ... Read More

Lewis B. Smedes Quote On Unchangeable Past

We are anxious in the face of our unchangeable past; we long to recreate segments of our private histories, but ... Read More

William Shakespeare- Let Things Happen

Come what may, time and hour runs through the roughest day. -William Shakespeare Source: Macbeth (1606) Macbeth, Act I, scene iii ... Read More

Nathaniel Branden- The First Step Towards Change

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.   Nathaniel Branden    ... Read More

Denis Waitley- Change the Changeable

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.    Denis Waitley ... Read More

Carl Jung- Accept Then Change

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.      Carl Jung ... Read More

Trey Anastasio- Change is Inevitable

Things don't go on forever, and the quicker you accept that change is inevitable, the happier you're gonna be.      Trey ... Read More

Marilyn Monroe- When Good Things Fall Apart

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe ... Read More

John Wooden- How Things Work Out

Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out. John Wooden ... Read More

Byron Pulsifer- Appearing Youthful The Road To Happiness

But, is appearing youthful the road to happiness? To be happy is to be accepting of who you are and ... Read More

Alyssa Milano Quote On Accepting Sadness

First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn't so great. Alyssa Milano ... Read More

Steve Maraboli- Acceptance makes room for change

Acceptance makes an incredible fertile soil for the seeds of change. Steve Maraboli ... Read More

Eckhart Tolle- Work with Present Moment

Accept - then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with ... Read More

C. W. Metcalf- Laugh at yourself

Laugh at yourself, not with ridicule but with objectivity and acceptance of self. C. W. Metcal ... Read More

Mark Twain- Being Comfortable

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain ... Read More

Martin Luther King, Jr- On acceptance and gratitude

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that ... Read More

Michael J. Fox- The Meaning Of Acceptance

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a ... Read More

William James- Overcoming misfortune

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.   William James ... Read More