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Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue. (Roger C. Anderson)

You're trying to live without enemies. That's all you think about, not having enemies. (Isaac Babel)

Forgiveness is the act of admitting we are like other people. (Christina Baldwin)

Any man who does not accept the conditions of life sells his soul. (Charles Baudelaire)

It helps so much if you like people and people like you. (Romero Britto)

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

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it. (Dick Cavett)

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)

You can be sure that most of the high positions in the country would be empty if one were admitted only after an examination as severe as the one we painters must pass. (Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin)

I'm not okay, you're not okay, and that's okay. (William Sloane Coffin)

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)

I have come to terms with a lot of things, because, when all's said and done, there's really very little one can do about a lot of things. You just accept them. The point is you just have to keep on working and you just have to keep on living. (Jim Dine)

If he is more than a popular story-teller it may take humanity a generation to absorb and grow accustomed to the new geography with which the scientist or artist presents us. Even then, perhaps only the more imaginative and literate may accept him. (Loren Eiseley)

Acceptance doesn't mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there's got to be a way through it. (Michael J. Fox)

The oceans of art are awash with people who can't paint. When those who can't paint notice those who can, they are sometimes not inclined to accept them as serious like themselves. It's an unfortunate quirk of human nature and ought not to be fretted over. (Robert Genn)

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

If you cannot endure to be thought in the wrong, you will begin to do terrible things to make the wrong appear right. (Sydney J. Harris)

Almost any event will put on a new face when received with cheerful acceptance. (Henry S. Haskins)

I was unique in that I was a kind of black that white people could accept. I was their daydream. I had the worst kind of acceptance because it was never for how great I was or what I contributed. It was because of the way I looked. (Lena Horne)

The hand opens to the word, opens to distance. (Edmond Jabes)

A lot of poets, too, live on the margins of social acceptance; they certainly aren't in it for the money. William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published. (Jim Jarmusch)

I was willing to accept what I couldn't change. (Abdul Kalam)

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 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.)

I don't know if I'm making myself clear, but if I were to accept this business of conceptual art I would have no reason to exist. (Jannis Kounellis)

Not in the shouts and plaudits of the throng, but in ourselves, are triumph and defeat. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)

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)

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

Nothing is more acceptable than what we are born into. (Hisham Matar)

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

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

Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything; you are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets. (Clark Moustakas)

If my work as an artist has somehow helped to open doors between our people and the non-Native community, then I am glad. I am even more deeply pleased if it has helped to encourage the young people that have followed our generation to express their pride in our heritage more openly, more joyfully than I would have ever dared to think possible. (Daphne Odjig)

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. (George Orwell)

A life spent chasing other people's approval is a life spent on a pointless roller coaster of emotional highs and lows, without ever knowing yourself. (Rinatta Paries)

It is the metaphysically given that must be accepted: it cannot be changed. It is the man-made that must never be accepted uncritically: it must be judged, then accepted or rejected and changed when necessary. (Ayn Rand)

Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes. (Christopher Reeve)

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

I must accept life unconditionally. Most people ask for happiness on condition. Happiness can only be felt if you don't set any condition. (Margaret Lee Runbeck)

Beneath every no lays a passion for yes that had never been broken. (Wallace Stevens)

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

When you accept everything, everything is beyond dimensions. The earth is not great nor a grain of sand small. In the realm of Great Activity picking up a grain of sand is the same as taking up the whole universe. (Shunryu Suzuki)

The spirit of rejection finds its support in the consciousness of separateness; the spirit of acceptance finds its base in the consciousness of unity. (Rabindranath Tagore)

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)

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We can secure other people's approval if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that. (Mark Twain)

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

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. (Denis Waitley)

Our willingness to acknowledge that we only see half the picture creates the conditions that make us more attractive to others. The more sincerely we acknowledge our need for their different insights and perspectives, the more they will be magnetized to join us. (Margaret J. Wheatley)

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

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain. (Colin Wilson)