160 Acceptance Quotes To Accept Yourself, Reality And Change

Looking for inspirational quotes on self acceptance? We have rounded up the best collection of acceptance quotes, sayings, captions, status, (with images and pictures) to inspire you to truly accept yourself and also to let go and move on in life.

Acceptance is the ability to identify the reality be it a negative or a positive situation in life. Accept that struggle is a part of life and admitting your mistakes will make life much easier.

To start the process of acceptance one should stop living in denial mode and should rise above regrets, imperfections, and disappointments.

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We often crib about different things and situations in life. We tend to accept things that are good for us and disregard the negative things. This is very convenient for us and is far away from reality.

Instead, we should change the things that we can’t accept and if we cannot do that then we should accept that change.

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Loving yourself and valuing your inner qualities are very important for a happy and healthy mind. So these encouraging quotes will help you embrace your imperfections and practice self-acceptance.

For more inspiration, also check out be yourself quotes and believe in yourself quotes on self-love to enjoy a day for some me time.

Top 10 Acceptance Quotes

  1. “Acceptance is the key to everything.” – Michael J Fox

  2. “Happiness can exist only in acceptance.” – George Orwell                                                                       

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    acceptance quotes

  3. “Wisdom. . .is knowing what you have to accept.” – Wallace Stegner                                                         

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    Short acceptance quotes

  4. “Nothing brings down walls as surely as acceptance.” – Deepak Chopra

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

  6. “Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.” – Gautama Buddha

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    acceptance quotes about life

  7. “Acceptance is the key to finding where my truth lies in the darkness.” – Unknown

  8. “Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.” – Jessica Lange

  9. “‘Age’ is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.” – Martha Graham

  10. “The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.” – Pierre Bayle

  11. “The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” – Nathaniel Branden                                                                                                                                         

    Self Acceptance Quotes
    Self Acceptance Quotes

  12. “Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.” – Miyamoto Musashi

  13. “I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.” – Lady Gaga

  14. “The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.” – George MacDonald

  15. “It is very important to accept your own darkness when you want to grow in the light.” – Unknown                                                                                                                                 

    Quotes about accepting reality
    Quotes about accepting reality

  16. “Accept both compliments and criticism. It takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow.” – Unknown

  17. “You don’t need someone to complete you. You only need someone to accept you completely.” – Unknown                                                                                                       

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    acceptance quotes about love

  18. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin

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

  20. “Social acceptance, ‘being liked,’ has so much power because it holds the feelings of loneliness at bay.” – Rollo May

  21. “I found that laughter was a form of acceptance, and I really enjoyed that and I just – I crave it.” – Gabriel Iglesias

  22. “The acceptance of certain realities doesn’t preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs.” – Rem Koolhaas

  23. “Accept the person and the situation for exactly what it is instead of trying to manipulate it into what you think it needs to be.” – Mandy Hale                                                           

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    quotes about acceptance

  24. “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” – William James

  25. “My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.” – Michael J. Fox

  26. “Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It’s about something greater. It’s about acceptance.” – Charlize Theron

  27. “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

  28. “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

  29. “Acceptance is the act of opening up to painful feelings and sensations that we might otherwise want to avoid or fight.” – Giulia Suro

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

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    quotes about accepting change

  31. “There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.” – Cesar Chavez

  32. “Acceptance is being in the moment without necessarily agreeing with it. It’s about facing reality rather than trying to control it.” – Unknown                                                         

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    best quotes about acceptance

  33. “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

  34. “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.” – J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  35. “Any natural, normal human being, when faced with any kind of loss, will go from shock all the way through acceptance.” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

  36. “To accept ourselves is to accept the fact that what we think, feel, and do are all expressions of the self at the time they occur.” – Nathaniel Branden

  37. “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- D.B. Harrop

  38. “Acceptance of others, their looks, their behavior, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquility instead of anger and resentment.” – Unknown

  39. “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

  40. “Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they’re alive and human.” – Albert Ellis

  41. “The moment that judgement stops through acceptance of what it is, you are free of the mind. You have made room for love, for joy, for peace.” – Eckhart Tolle

  42. “Positive thinking isn’t about expecting the best to happen every time, it is about accepting that whatever happens is the best for that moment.” – Unknown

  43. “As I get older, the more I stay focused on the acceptance of myself and others, and choose compassion over judgment and curiosity over fear.” – Tracee Ellis Ross

  44. “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.

  45. “Radical Acceptance is the willingness to experience ourselves and our life as it is. A moment of Radical Acceptance is a moment of genuine freedom.” – Tara Brach

  46. “Body love is more than acceptance of self or the acceptance of the body. Body love is about self-worth in general. It’s more than our physical appearance.” – Mary Lambert

  47. “Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” – Eckhart Tolle

  48. “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

  49. “Briefly, unconditional acceptance means liking yourself, others, and the world when you are not getting what you want and in spite of your getting what you don’t want.” – Albert Ellis

  50. “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

Best Self-Acceptance Quotes

Every person is different and unique in his/her own way. Self-acceptance of physical appearance or personality traits not only helps in building confidence but also enables one to live a happier and more satisfying life.

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So to live a happier life, love yourself and pamper yourself for all that you are. Valuing yourself, and respecting your attributes without judgments and comparison with others will help you be satisfied and happy with yourself.

  1. “… self-acceptance is truly a heroic act.” – Nathaniel Branden

  2. “Be someone you’d like to know yourself.” ― Dahi Tamara Koch

  3. “Acceptance of one’s self is the first step to real beauty.” – Unknown                                         

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    self acceptance quotes images

  4. “The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – C.G. Jung

  5. “Self-acceptance is how to find peace with one’s soul.” – Oscar Auliq-Ice

  6. “Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” – Audre Lorde

  7. “Being authentic begins with unconditional self-acceptance – imperfections and all.” – Azim Jamal and Brian Tracy.

  8. “You are powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. ” – Yogi Bhajan

  9. “Change is possible, but it must start with self-acceptance.” – Alexander Lowen

  10. “The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.” – Paul Tillich

  11. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ― Brené Brown

  12. “Forgiveness is the path to Healing; Healing is the path to Self-acceptance.” ― J.R. Incer

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

  14. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg

  15. “No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.” ― Robert Holden

  16. “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship to myself.” – Nathaniel Branden

  17. “The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and the acceptance of love.” – Marianne Williamson

  18. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama XIV

  19. “The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” – Brian Tracy                                                                                                                                           

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    quotes about accepting others

  20. “The secret of being happy is accepting where you are in life and making the most of of everyday.” – Unknown                                                                                                                 

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    accepted quotes

  21. “No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.” – Fernando Pessoa

  22. “Self-acceptance begets acceptance from others, which begets even deeper, more genuine self-acceptance. It can be done. But no one is going to bestow it on you. It is a gift only you can give yourself.” ― Camryn Manheim

  23. “Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.” – Fulton Oursler

  24. “The more you find yourself doing things you love, the more you’ll love yourself for doing them.” – Tiffany Stoffer

  25. “To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ― Thich Nhat Hanh

  26. “Self-acceptance is the conscious act of releasing self-judgement so that you can experience your wholeness.” – Unknown

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

  28. “Self-love has very little to do with how you feel about your outer self. It’s about accepting all of yourself.” ― Tyra Banks                                                                                         

    Quotes About Self Acceptance
    Quotes About Self Acceptance

  29. “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim

  30. “It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes.” – Robert E. Lee

  31. “The beauty you see in others is the true reflection behind the lens of the real person you see in yourself.”― Germany Kent

  32. “I decided that most subversive, revolutionary thing I could do was to show up for my life and not be ashamed.” – Anne Lamott

  33. “In order to accept any sort of change, you must realize that you do not have control over everything in your life.” – Auliq Ice

  34. “With self-acceptance, we have the ability to choose compassion and forgiveness over anger and self-hatred.” – Michelle Cruz-Rosado

  35. “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss

  36. “Being happy doesn’t mean that everything is perfect. It means that you’ve decided to look beyond the imperfections.” – Unknown

  37. “As you become clearer about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.” – Oprah Winfrey

  38. “Generally, self-acceptance is conceptualized as an affirmation or acceptance of self in spite of weaknesses or deficiencies.” – Michael Bernard

  39. “What self-acceptance does is open up more possibilities of succeeding because you aren’t fighting yourself along the way.” ― Shannon Ables

  40. Self love is complete forgiveness, acceptance and respect for who you are deep down – all your beautiful and hideous parts included.” ― Unknown

  41. “Self-forgiveness is a process that enables us to release guilt, while self-acceptance is a process that enables us to process our shame.” ― Colin Tipping

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

  43. “Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings

  44. “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

  45. “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

  46. “When I accept myself as a fallible human being capable of being liked and disliked, I will be concerned but not anxious if there is a possibility that new people may dislike me.” – Windy Dryden

  47. “Because true belonging only happens when we present our authentic, imperfect selves to the world, our sense of belonging can never be greater than our level of self-acceptance.” – Brené Brown

  48. “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

  49. “Acceptance is different than apathy. It is important to strive to be your best self, your healthiest, most productive, joyful self. But that is going to be a different answer to everyone.” – Teri Hatcher

  50. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu

  51. “In deep self-acceptance grows a compassionate understanding. As one Zen master said when I asked if he ever gets angry, ‘Of course I get angry, but then a few minutes later I say to myself, ‘What’s the use of this,’ and I let it go.’” – Jack Kornfield

  52. “[With unconditional self-acceptance]… you always – yes, always – accept and respect yourself, your personhood, your being, whether or not you perform well and whether or not other people approve of you and your behaviors.” – Albert Ellis

  53. “When you accept the reality of who you are and your current circumstances, you free up space to focus on what you want to attract in your life. We can’t change the past but we can choose to take full ownership over the present moment.” – Unknown

  54. “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

  55. “A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself—and especially to feel, or not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at any moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” – Jim Morrison

  56. “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

Famous Accept Your Yourself Quotes

When you constantly compare yourself and be too self-critical then you suffer from low self-esteem and low confidence.

The feeling can rob you of your happiness and make you stressed when in a group of people.

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Be it a negative trait or a positive one, personal growth is possible with continuous improvement. You have to completely accept your flaws to change them with time and effort.

These famous accept yourself quotes will inspire you to love yourself and value your inner qualities.

  1. “Accept yourself, then others will.” – Unknown

  2. “We cannot change anything unless we accept it.” – Carl Jung                                                           

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    accept yourself quotes

  3. “Today I will live in acceptance rather than expectation.” – Unknown

  4. “Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward.” – Roy Bennett

  5. “I am Dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it.” – Isaac Marion

  6. “Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.” – Siddhārtha Gautama

  7. “Yoga is not about self improvement, it’s about self acceptance.” – Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa

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

  9. “A secret to happiness is letting every situation be what it is, instead of what you think it should be.” ― Unknown

  10. “I don’t need anyone else to distract me from myself anymore, like I always thought I would.” ― Charlotte Eriksson

  11. “Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.” – Rasheed Ogunlaru

  12. “You are you, no one else is you, you are the right you, and the right you, is the you that you love.” – Ya’ira Somerville

  13. “It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” – Audre Lorde

  14. “Be comfortable in your black skin. If someone finds a threat in it, then they should visit their psychologist. ”― Mitta Xinindlu

  15. “Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

  16. “Accept everything about yourself I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end no apologies, no regrets.” – Henry A. Kissinger

  17. “I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home.” – Joanne Harris

  18. “Acceptance in the mindful context means that even when the unthinkable happens, we honor our self and our experience with dignity and kindness. Rather than turn our back on our own suffering, we treat ourselves as we would a beloved friend.” – Heather Stang, Mindfulness & Grief

  19. “We are all going, I thought, and it applies to turtles and turtlenecks, Alaska the girl and Alaska the place, because nothing can last, not even the earth itself. The Buddha said that suffering was caused by desire, we’d learned, and that the cessation of desire meant the cessation of suffering. When you stopped wishing things wouldn’t fall apart, you’d stop suffering when they did.” – John Green, Looking for Alaska

  20. “Acceptance is when you can look back and say, hey, I may not be okay with the fact that that happened, and I may not ever be, but there are new things in my mind and heart. New things to take my energy and attention. Things that actually deserve it. Things that don’t force me into having to accept anything I don’t want to or move on. Acceptance is tomorrow. Even if the pain is still there, you realize it may always be, and somehow, that’s okay.” – Brianna Wiest

Quotes About Accepting Change

It’s a very popular saying that “change is the only constant in life.” This means that in life, relationships, at the workplace, and personally everything is all about change.

The key to growth and success is adapting and embracing change. These uplifting quotes will motivate you to accept and adapt to new changes in life.

  1. “Be like a river. Be open. Flow.” – Julie Connor

  2. “If you can’t accept losing, you can’t win.” – Unknown

  3. “Nothing is impossible to a willing heart.” – John Heywood

  4. “You can only move on if you accept that it’s gone.” – Unknown

  5. “Accept the heartbreak the way you accepted love.” – Unknown

  6. “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” – Joseph Goldstein

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

  8. “Accept what is, let go of what was and have faith in what will be.” – Unknown

  9. “If you live for people’s acceptance, you will die from their rejection.” – Lecrae

  10. “If it’s out of your hands, it deserves freedom from your mind too.” – Unknown

  11. “… the curious paradox is that when I accept myself as I am, then I change.” – Carl Rogers

  12. “Mindfulness is the aware, balanced acceptance of the present experience.” – Sylvia Boorstein

  13. “Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows.” – Unknown

  14. “There are no failed relationships. Every person in our lives has a life lesson to teach.” – Unknown

  15. “Work on the flaws that can be corrected and learn to accept what you cannot change.” – Hanif Raah

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

  17. “The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.” – Stephanie Perkins

  18. “Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” – Romans 15:7 (Bible Verses)

  19. “No regrets, just lessons. No worries, just acceptance. No expectations, just gratitude. Life is too short to waste.” – Unknown

  20. “Don’t try to understand everything, because sometimes it is not meant to be understood, but to be accepted.” – Unknown                                                                                     

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    Acceptance Quotes Images

  21. “Peace is the result of retraining your mind to process life as it is, rather than as you think it should be.” – Wayne Dyer

  22. “Your self worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are.” – Beyoncé Knowles

  23. “When you learn to accept fear, you cease making a catastrophe of it. Then it ceases to be your master.” – Nathaniel Branden

  24. “When you find no solution to a problem, it’s probably not a problem to be solved, but rather a truth to be accepted.” – Unknown

  25. “We spend our lives changing ourselves to be accepted, but only few know that real acceptance starts with yourself.” – Nathanael Dean

  26. Mental health isn’t always about feeling good. As I define it, mental health is about accepting reality on reality’s terms.” – Drew Pinsky

  27. “True love is more than physical, emotional and romantical. It’s an acceptance of all that has been, that is, will be and will not be.” – Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

  28. “Acceptance begins in the family. Home should be a place where you can dare to bare; to just be yourself, without worrying about being rejected.” – Unknown

  29. “Closure happens right after you accept that letting go and moving on is more important than projecting a fantasy of how the relationship could have been.” – Unknown

  30. “Acceptance is appreciation, and the high value of appreciation is such that to appreciate appreciation seems to be the fundamental prerequisite for survival. Mankind will not die for lack of information; it may perish for lack of appreciation.” – Abraham Joshua Heschel


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Changing to a new situation might feel uncomfortable or scary at first, but once you accept it and adapt yourself you will find positive growth and success in life.

The regrets of the past can ruin your happiness, so accept the things you can’t change and change the things you can’t accept.

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