Quotations on Acceptance

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In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.
- Clay Aiken
(Keywords: People, Acceptance, World)

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
- Maya Angelou
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, American, Fact, Respect, Struggle)

I'm from the Midwest, and I loved my family. I had a very good time as a child, but I was also - I have a theory about Jews growing up in the Midwest, that there is an ultimately sort of wonderful avoidance of a lot of things, and a great acceptance of whatever is happening.
- Bob Balaban
(Keywords: Time, Family, Acceptance, Growing up, Theory)

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.
- Pierre Bayle
(Keywords: Truth, Acceptance, Opinion)

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.
- Melody Beattie
(Keywords: Home, Life, Gratitude, Friend, Acceptance, Chaos, Clarity, Confusion, Denial, Order)

It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.
- H. P. Blavatsky
(Keywords: Nature, Belief, Acceptance, Existence, Rejection, Spirits, Theory, Unbelief, Unity)

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.
- Nathaniel Branden
(Keywords: Change, Acceptance, Awareness, First)

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.
- Stuart Chase
(Keywords: Attitude, Acceptance, Laws, Rejection)

There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
- Cesar Chavez
(Keywords: Work, Acceptance, Day, Hard work, Patience)

Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People.
- Caleb Cushing
(Keywords: Government, People, Acceptance, Constitution, Rights, states)

On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb.
- Siobhan Davies
(Keywords: Dance, Ideas, Acceptance, London)

To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.
- Giulio Douhet
(Keywords: Victory, Acceptance, Defeat, Enemy, May)

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
- Cyril Falls
(Keywords: Leadership, Acceptance, Tradition)

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.
- Sam Farr
(Keywords: Government, Peace, People, Acceptance, Principles)

The compulsion to do good is an innate American trait. Only North Americans seem to believe that they always should, may, and actually can choose somebody with whom to share their blessings. Ultimately this attitude leads to bombing people into the acceptance of gifts.
- Ivan Illich
(Keywords: People, Attitude, Acceptance, American, Americans, Blessings, Gifts, May)

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
(Keywords: Money, Acceptance, First, Poets)

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
- Madeleine L'Engle
(Keywords: Experience, Acceptance, Intuition, Road)

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.
- Jessica Lange
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Life, Acceptance, Tolerance)

The keys to patience are acceptance and faith. Accept things as they are, and look realistically at the world around you. Have faith in yourself and in the direction you have chosen.
- Ralph Marston
(Keywords: Faith, Acceptance, Direction, Patience, World)

That was the - It was an exciting time because it was as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it, and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first book everything sort of spilled out!
- Robert McCloskey
(Keywords: Time, Acceptance, First)

Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.
- Phyllis McGinley
(Keywords: Marriage, Idea, Acceptance, Man, Pretty, Woman)

The highest patriotism is not a blind acceptance of official policy, but a love of one's country deep enough to call her to a higher plain.
- George McGovern
(Keywords: Love, Patriotism, Policy, Acceptance, Blind, Country, Deep)

Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it.
- Malcolm Muggeridge
(Keywords: Humor, Acceptance, Reality)

No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.
- Fernando Pessoa
(Keywords: Idea, Acceptance, Gain, Stupidity)

Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict.
- Kenneth L. Pike
(Keywords: Life, Power, Science, God, Christianity, Acceptance, Commitment, Conflict)

Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness.
- Michael Polanyi
(Keywords: Belief, Acceptance, Language, Words)

In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.
- Salvatore Quasimodo
(Keywords: Life, Dreams, Acceptance, Illness, Man, Misery, Opposition, Poverty)

I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments.
- Daniel Radcliffe
(Keywords: People, Acceptance, Countries, Monuments)

It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.
- Tommy Rettig
(Keywords: Life, Acceptance, Rejection)

I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD.
- Kevin Rollins
(Keywords: Time, Growth, Acceptance, Company, Suffering, Will)

The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
- Salman Rushdie
(Keywords: Morality, Acceptance, Fiction, Reality)

Writing and singing does give me some kind of release from the demons of my past, it is a therapy of sorts, but to be honest, my marriage played a more important role in the acceptance of myself than performance has ever done.
- Michelle Shocked
(Keywords: Marriage, Performance, Acceptance, Past, Singing, Therapy, Writing)

With this sweet hope of ultimate acceptance with God, I have always enjoyed much cheerfulness before men; but I have at the same time laboured incessantly to cultivate the deepest humiliation before God.
- Charles Simeon
(Keywords: Time, God, Men, Hope, Acceptance, Cheerfulness)

Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
- Bruce Springsteen
(Keywords: Music, Acceptance, Tolerance)

I've had a very good career and I'm grateful that the public has had some level of acceptance and appreciation of my work.
- Ben Stiller
(Keywords: Work, Acceptance, Appreciation, Career, Public)

The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
- Sting
(Keywords: Death, Life, Acceptance, Living)

Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university, my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university, among other things, a copy of my official family register. After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me of the secret of my birth.
- Koichi Tanaka
(Keywords: Family, Acceptance, Parents, University)

The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice.
- Koichi Tanaka
(Keywords: Character, Acceptance, Challenge, Choice, Gain, University)

Acceptance of one's life has nothing to do with resignation; it does not mean running away from the struggle. On the contrary, it means accepting it as it comes, with all the handicaps of heredity, of suffering, of psychological complexes and injustices.
- Paul Tournier
(Keywords: Life, Acceptance, Heredity, Nothing, Resignation, Running, Struggle, Suffering)

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.
- Paul Tournier
(Keywords: Heart, Acceptance, Being, Personality, Sense)

I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
- Tina Turner
(Keywords: Wisdom, Acceptance, Beginning)

There is a growing acceptance and interest in publicly funded school choice as a catalyst for education reform in general and a way to empower parents to be education reformers.
- John T. Walton
(Keywords: Education, Acceptance, Choice, Interest, Parents, Reform, School)

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
- E. B. White
(Keywords: Age, Power, Acceptance, Man, Terror, Violence)

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