Quotes February 09, 2017

“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”
Nathaniel Branden



“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.”
Lao Tzu



“Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future.”
Fulton Oursler



“Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.”
Miyamoto Musashi



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



“Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire




“The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you.”
Stephanie Perkins, Anna and the French Kiss



“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul



“Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.”
William James



“Happiness can exist only in acceptance.”
George Orwell



“To be fully seen by somebody, then, and be loved anyhow—this is a human offering that can border on miraculous.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, Committed: A Skeptic Makes Peace with Marriage



“As you become clearer about who you really are, you’ll be better able to decide what is best for you – the first time around.”
Oprah Winfrey



“No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.”
Fernando Pessoa



“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.”