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The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement, distaste and even belligerance. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors, and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Any natural, normal human being, when faced with any kind of loss, will go from shock all the way through acceptance.
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.
I think it's important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance.
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
I surround people in unconditional acceptance and love to such a degree that everything that is unloving about them rises to the surface.
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.
For the Left, tolerance does not mean tolerance. It means first, acceptance. And second, celebration. That is totalitarianism: You not only have to live with what you may differ with, dear citizen, you have to celebrate it or pay a steep price.
The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.
John Henrik Clarke
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.
Writing an acceptance speech gives you the expectation of winning, and you are therefore devastated or hurt if you didn't win.
I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things.
Meekness implies a spirit of gratitude as opposed to an attitude of self-sufficiency, an acknowledgement of a greater power beyond oneself, a recognition of God, and an acceptance of his commandments.
Gordon B. Hinckley
That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.
A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That's like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance.
Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.
Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
Peace is a gift that is embodied through the Holy Spirit through the acceptance of Christ.
I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
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.
People have long assumed that violence is necessary for political change. Rulers never cede power voluntarily, the argument goes, so progressives have no choice but to contemplate the use of force to bring about a better world, mindful of the trade-off between a small amount of violence now and acceptance of an unjust status quo indefinitely.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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