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We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.

Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets.
The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events.
Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment
Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory.
Happiness can exist only in acceptance.
One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly.
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.
Always fall in with what you're asked to accept. Take what is given, and make it over your way. My aim in life has always been to hold my own with whatever's going. Not against: with.
We must accept life for what it actually is -- a challenge to our quality without which we should never know of what stuff we are made, or grow to our full stature.
It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do.
Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind.
No one root is responsible for the existence of a tree.
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.
Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason to go with the drift of things to yield with a grace to reason and bow and accept at the end of a love or a season.
If a person lacks self-acceptance, he can't live with himself; if he lacks self-criticism, others can't live with him.
I'm nothing, yet I'm everything.
For the ordinary man is passive. Within a narrow circle (home life, and perhaps the trade unions or local politics) he feels himself master of his fate, but against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him.
Everything begins with accepting oneself. Without self-acceptance, one cannot accomplish anything.
To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object.
George Foreman. A miracle. A mystery to myself. Who am I? The mirror says back. The George you was always meant to be. Wasn't always like that. Used to look in the mirror and cried a river.
The strongest and most effective force in guaranteeing the long-term maintenance of power is not violence in all the forms deployed by the dominant to control the dominated, but consent in all the forms in which the dominated acquiesce in their own domination.