Acceptance Quotes


For this month’s link-up on Acceptance, we have gathered a few quotes for you. Most of these were provided by Marcia Shaw Wyatt of Blogitudes, and she also provided the beautiful graphic.

Enjoy the quotes!

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

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

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.

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. ~ Nathaniel Branden

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons. ~ Jessica Lange

What accepts is awareness. The truth of what you are is what accepts. The most you can do is intend to accept. It is a willingness that aligns you with your awareness. – Tara Brach,

This post is part for 1000 Voices Speak for Compassion’s July link-up. This month we are focusing on Acceptance. To read more posts, or to add your own, click on the blue button below. To accommodate all time zones, the link-up is open noon BST 21st July.

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Prompts For July #1000Speak Link-Up: Acceptance

This month, 1000 Voices Speak For Compassion is focusing on Acceptance.

If you haven’t yet come up with a post for the link-up yet, or aren’t sure what to write about, here are a few suggestions to help!

What does acceptance mean to you? You could write a post that simply tells us that, or you could choose a particular angle. Below are a few suggestions:

Accepting that people can have diverse viewpoints.

Accepting differences in others.

Accepting children for who they are as opposed to what we want them to be.

Accepting other family members as they are (this could parents, spouse, siblings or extended family members.) If things in any of these relationships haven’t worked out the way you’d once hoped, did you grieve and move on, or was it more challenging to reach acceptance.

Accepting ourselves – this could include:

Accepting who we are (our personalities)


  • health,
  • weight,
  • position in life,
  • job,
  • education
  • or some other aspect.

How can you reach acceptance when you don’t feel it?

Share a time you went from resistance, anger or dislike into feeling acceptance – what got you there?

How does acceptance help us have compassion? And how does compassion help us have compassion?

It’s also fine to write about your struggles with acceptance. For instance you could write about:

  • What stops you from feeling self-acceptance?
  • What stops you from accepting others?
  • What do you fear would happen if you were more accepting?