The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
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.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
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.
If you cannot endure to be thought in the wrong, you will begin to do terrible things to make the wrong appear right.
There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.
Surrender is the inner transition from resistance to acceptance, from no to yes.
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
History will never accept difficulties as an excuse.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.
I was willing to accept what I couldn't change.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Don't accept that you can't make a difference. Because if you can't make a difference, you won't make a difference, and if you put a multiplier on that we will continue on an unsustainable pathway.
Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it.
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
One has to accept pain as a condition of existence. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict, but apt always to the total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
In '83 I started travelling round Europe with my slide show. It wasn't until I moved to Europe and got accepted in a big way in Berlin in the '90s that I got acceptance by the big art world in New York. I didn't really get to be known, or in the market, til '93 in New York.
Acceptance comes through understanding.
Each of us has a day .. when he has to accept, finally, the fact that he is a man.
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