Serenity comes when you trade expectations for acceptance.
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 way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.
Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.
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.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Enjoy when you can, and endure when you must.
Accept your genius and say what you think.
There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and 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.
Accepting all the good and bad about someone. It's a great thing to aspire to. The hard part is actually doing it.
If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is 'the quiet acceptance of what is'.
He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
We have come dangerously close to accepting the homeless situation as a problem that we just can't solve.
You can't move so fast that you try to change the mores faster than people can accept it. That doesn't mean you do nothing, but it means that you do the things that need to be done according to priority.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
A true man never frets about his place in the world, but just slides into it by the gravitation of his nature, and swings there as easily as a star.
Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.
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.
Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.
Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits.
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