45 acceptance quotes to help you move on


Accept, then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it. – Eckhart Tolle


We all want to be accepted, but in the end it is the truly original that are remembered. – Mary Moquin


Creativity flourishes when we have a sense of safety and self-acceptance.- Julia Cameron


The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one. – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never go. – Unknown


Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. – Malcolm S. Forbes


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Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it. – Rumi


Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. – Ann Landers


For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining, is to let it rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Die while alive and be thoroughly dead. Then do what you will, and all will be well. – Philip Kapleau


I am dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it. – Isaac Marion


I love my past. I love my present. I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had, and I’m not sad because I have it no longer. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette


Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change. – Shannon L. Alder


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


In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.- Althea Gibson


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Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. – Valery Satterwhite


Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on. – Charlaine Harris


Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball


Acceptance doesn’t mean that life gets better; it just means that my way of living life on life’s terms improves. – Sharon E. Rainey


Laugh at yourself, not with ridicule but with objectivity and acceptance of self. – C. W. Metcalf


When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened. – Shannon L. Alder


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The approbation of others is a stimulus of which one must sometimes be wary. The feeling of one’s own strength makes one modest. – Paul Cezanne

Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.- Rasheed Ogunlaru


Nobody’s going to win all the time. On the highway of life you can’t always be in the fast lane. – Haruki Murakami


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 S. Keyes Jr.


The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. – Alan Watts


The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change. – Carl Rogers


If neurotic is wanting two mutually exclusive things at one and the same time, then I’m neurotic as hell. I’ll be flying back and forth between one mutually exclusive thing and another for the rest of my days.- Sylvia Plath


To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness. – John Dewey


Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving.- Maxwell Maltz


Accept yourself: flaws, quirks, talents, secret thoughts, all of it, and experience true liberation. – Amy Leigh Mercree


Accepting the unacceptable is the hardest lesson to learn and the most important to achieve inner peace. – Char Wilson


Acceptance is a letting-go process. You let go of your wishes and demands that life can be different. It’s a conscious choice. – Gary Emery


Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson


If you don’t like something change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. – Mary Engelbreit


Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell


We did not change as we grew older; we just became more clearly ourselves. – Lynn Hall


Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. – Albert Einstein


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Acceptance is observation of life and suspension of judgment about whether what is happening is good or bad, right or wrong. – Ron Smotherman


Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is only time we have. – Art Buchwald


One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. – Albert Einstein


Accept everything about yourself, I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end, no apologies, no regrets. – Clark Moustakas


Everything begins with accepting oneself. Without self-acceptance, one cannot accomplish anything.- Xuan-Thu Nguyen


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Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. – Katherine Mansfield