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Some Quotes on Acceptance

Tara Brach quote: "We don't have to wait until we are on our deathbed to realize what a waste of our precious lives it is to carry the belief that something is wrong with us"

Wednesday is normally book review day here on MH@H, but the current batch of books I’m reading to review aren’t being released until October, so I thought I’d bring you some quotes instead of a review this week. Acceptance is something I’ve worked a lot on in terms of my mental illness life, so here are some acceptance quotes.


We don’t have to wait until we are on our deathbed to realize what a waste of our precious lives it is to carry the belief that something is wrong with us.” – Tara Brach


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


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


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


The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.” – Carl Jung


"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

“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


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


“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

Some of these quotes came from PositivePsychology.com and BrainyQuote.

37 thoughts on “Some Quotes on Acceptance”

  1. I love that you included Michael J. Fox here. My friend believes he has Parkinson’s, he’s just waiting for the MRI results to confirm. He started reading Michael’s biography. I hope it helps him with the diagnosis.

  2. Thanks for these wonderful quotes. Self-acceptance is something I work on for a long time. Happy Friday despite everything 😊

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