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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.
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.
After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.
In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.
Bryant H. McGill
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.
Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.
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've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.
Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.
I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.
I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments.
Acceptance of prevailing standards often means we have no standards of our own.
Peace is a gift that is embodied through the Holy Spirit through the acceptance of Christ.
Even the acceptance of personal responsibility may not overcome the temptation to believe that now is not the time to repent. 'Now' can seem so difficult, and 'later' appear so much easier. The truth is that today is always a better day to repent than any tomorrow.
Henry B. Eyring
Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out.
We are deeply conditioned against unconditionality because we've been told in a thousand different ways that accomplishment always precedes acceptance, that achievement always precedes approval.
Creating my own world in a comic or selling my first penny newspaper aged nine was a way of gaining recognition and acceptance by my peers.
Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance.
Joseph Barber Lightfoot
Having been heavily involved in the planning of a couple of G.O.P. conventions, my view is, we should just scrap 'em. Cancel 'em. Just figure out an appropriate forum for the nominee to give an acceptance speech and be done with it.
The homosexual community has more acceptance in America than it ever has, and the suicide rate is as high as it's always been.
I used to love people for what they could be. I thought love was how hard you tried and how much you sacrificed and suffered. That is not love. Acceptance is.
The consequence of the Bay of Pigs failure wasn't an acceptance of Castro and his control of Cuba but, rather, a renewed determination to bring him down by stealth.
Given a fair wind, we will negotiate our way into the Common Market, head held high, not crawling in. Negotiations? Yes. Unconditional acceptance of whatever terms are offered us? No.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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