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Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn't win.
What I've observed and what I've imagined - and definitely what I'm hoping - happens as you get older is that there's a mellowing, an acceptance that comes with time. I guess that I'll find out.
Speaking from experience, because I have three daughters, I think it's always important to give your daughter the confidence that she needs so that she won't look elsewhere for approval and feeling love and acceptance.
If the conditions were right there could be great acceptance. Often it is only when they pose an economic or political threat that it turns really ugly.
Gay rights and body acceptance are two things I feel very passionately about.
Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.
Cee Lo Green
Gay marriage acceptance is happening in the blink of an eye.
P. J. O'Rourke
There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance.
It's important to remember that the animals are not grieving with us. They're very accepting. They're not lying there thinking 'How could you do this to me? Why aren't you keeping me going?' Pets don't do the human things of guilt and anger and recrimination that we do. They come and go with great acceptance.
No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.
I think it's nice to age gracefully. OK, you lose the youth, a certain stamina and dewy glow, but what you gain on the inside as a human being is wonderful: the wisdom, the acceptance and the peace of mind. It's a fair exchange.
These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn't even know existed.
Acceptance is different than apathy. It is important to strive to be your best self, your healthiest, most productive, joyful self. But that is going to be a different answer to everyone.
That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
Any natural, normal human being, when faced with any kind of loss, will go from shock all the way through acceptance.
There's very little dislike of Americans in the world, shown by repeated polls, and the dissatisfaction - that is, the hatred and the anger - they come from acceptance of American values, not a rejection of them, and recognition that they're rejected by the U.S. government and by U.S. elites, which does lead to hatred and anger.
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
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.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
Bryant H. McGill
The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.
E. B. White
The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.
Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
C. S. Lewis
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