The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
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.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
The opinion which other people have of you is their problem, not yours.
Beneath every no lays a passion for yes that had never been broken.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.
The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.
The best thing one can do when it's raining is to let it rain.
Accept the things to which fate binds you, and love the people with whom fate brings you together, but do so with all your heart.
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
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