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God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian
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If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan, athlete
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Accept a loss as a learning experience, and never point fingers at your teammates. Michael Jordan, athlete
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I have come to accept the bumpy roads of life; they seem to lead to the best places. Steve Maraboli, speaker
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I believe that one key to success is to accept truth, no matter how it's spoken. Robert Kiyosaki, investor
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I'm not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it's like relaxing into - and an acceptance of - things. Tina Turner, musician
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Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it. Ann Landers, journalist
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Being scared is part of being alive. Accept it. And walk through it. Robin Sharma, author
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People only see what they are prepared to see. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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Accept your genius and say what you think. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory. George S. Patton, soldier
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The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. Paul Tillich, theologian
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I wish they would only take me as I am. Vincent Van Gogh, painter
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Stress is nothing more than a socially acceptable form of mental illness. Richard Carlson, author
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Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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You have to be able to accept failure to get better. LeBron James, athlete
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Writing is no dying art form in America because most published writers here accept the wisdom and the necessity of encouraging the talent that follows in their footsteps. Elizabeth George, author
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Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. Bertrand Russell, philosopher
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Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is. Albert Camus, philosopher
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What I am is how I came out. No one's perfect and you just have to accept your flaws and learn to love yourself. Kelly Brook, model
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Whether it is the best of times or the worst of times, it is only time we have. Art Buchwald, journalist
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I come from a very non-accepting family, but I'm very accepting. Katy Perry, musician
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Accept everything about yourself - I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end - no apologies, no regrets. Henry A Kissinger, diplomat
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Work and struggle and never accept an evil that you can change. Andre Gide, novelist
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Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens. Wayne Dyer, psychologist
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Welcome anything that comes to you, but do not long for anything else. Andre Gide, novelist
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We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses. Carl Gustav Jung,
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Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself. Honore de Balzac, novelist
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The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely. Carl Gustav Jung,
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You've got to really be able to accept the rejection. Barry Mann, musician
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Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them. Brendan Francis, playwright
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One must not attempt to justify them, but rather to sense their nature simply and clearly. Albert Einstein, physicist
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I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me. Bob Dylan, musician
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The end of a melody is not its goal: but nonetheless, had the melody not reached its end it would not have reached its goal either. A parable. Friedrich Nietzsche, philosopher
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The voice will guide you-will tell you what to do. In order to do that, you must be quite sensitive with the instrument and accept this daily conversation with your voice. Cecilia Bartoli, musician
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To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness, and accept what life brings. Bodhidharma, leader
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Accept life, and you must accept regret. Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher
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I'm nothing, yet I'm everything. Source Unknown,
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In time your relatives will come to accept the idea that a career is as important to you as your family. Of course, in time the polar ice cap will melt. Barbara Dale,
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I believe that we are solely responsible for our choices, and we have to accept the consequences of every deed, word, and thought throughout our lifetime. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, psychologist
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'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. Martha Graham, dancer
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You're going to have more rejection than acceptance. Barry Mann, musician
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Relations between black and white would be greatly improved if we were more accepting of our fears and our feelings and more vocal about it. Sarah Silverman, comedian
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The struggle goes on. The victory is in the struggle, for me. And I accepted that a long time ago. Al Lewis, actor
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Everything in life depends on how that life accepts its limits. James Baldwin, educator
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The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. Maureen Dowd, journalist
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The only tyrant I accept in this world is the still voice within. Mahatma Gandhi, leader
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History will never accept difficulties as an excuse. John Fitzgerald Kennedy, president
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We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are. Harry S Truman,
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It may be very generous in one person to offer what it would be ungenerous in another to accept. Samuel Richardson, novelist
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Things don't go on forever, and the quicker you accept that change is inevitable, the happier you're gonna be. Trey Anastasio, musician
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Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known. Madeleine L'Engle, novelist
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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. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. Miyamoto Musashi, soldier
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In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion. Bryant H. McGill, poet
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The lax multiculturalism that urges Americans to accept the unacceptable from their fellow citizens is one of this nation's greatest vulnerabilities in the war on terror. Richard Perle, public servant
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A really strong woman accepts the war she went through and is ennobled by her scars. Carly Simon, musician
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To make oneself an object, to make oneself passive, is a very different thing from being a passive object. Simone de Beauvoir, writer
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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. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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Civilization is merely an advance in taste: accepting, all the time, nicer things, and rejecting nasty ones. Katharine Fullerton Gerould, writer
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All claims of education notwithstanding, the pupil will accept only that which his mind craves. Emma Goldman, activist
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Men do not accept their prophets and slay them, but they love their martyrs and worship those whom they have tortured to death. Fyodor Dostoevsky, novelist
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Hard though it may be to accept, remember that guilt is sometimes a friendly internal voice reminding you that you're messing up. Marge Kennedy,
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Why, if someone is good in one field can they not be accepted or given the slightest opportunity to express and be creative in other fields? Kanye West, musician
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Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. Malcolm Muggeridge, journalist
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Originality implies being bold enough to go beyond accepted norms. Anthony Storr, author
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Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. Jerry Seinfeld, comedian
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I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity. Simone de Beauvoir, writer
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Woman must not accept; she must challenge. She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her; she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression. Margaret Sanger, activist
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Please accept a promise from me in his name that I will always live in the religion in which he died. Giacomo Meyerbeer, composer
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I submit that an individual who breaks the law that conscience tells him is unjust and willingly accepts the penalty by staying in jail to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the very highest respect for law. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed. Maya Angelou, poet
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Change the changeable. Accept the unchangeable. And remove yourself from the unacceptable. Denis Waitley, motivational speaker
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It doesn't matter what we do until we accept ourselves. Once we accept ourselves, it doesn't matter what we do. Charly Heavenrich,
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Some people swallow the universe like a pill; they travel on through the world, like smiling images pushed from behind. Robert Louis Stevenson, writer
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Each generation's job is to question what parents accept on faith, to explore possibilities, and adapt the last generation's system of values for a new age. Frank Pittman,
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I believe that no man who holds a leader's position should ever accept favors from either side. He is then committed to show favors. A leader must stand alone. Mother Jones, activist
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I've never been a fan of presidents who place blame on their predecessors or who accept credit for events that couldn't have been engineered so soon in their tenure. Kathleen Parker, journalist
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It took me several years to figure out who I am and a few more to accept what I discovered. Now, I'm in the enjoyment stage of that process and it's a happy place. Jolene Blalock, actress
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It's a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it. W. Somerset Maugham, playwright
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I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. Dolly Parton, musician
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You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes. Maimonides, philosopher
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I thought about how we need to make children feel that there are times in their lives when they need to be alone and quiet and to be able to accept their aloneness. Bell Hooks, critic
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The easiest time to cure an illness is before it is accepted as a part of the self-image. Jane Roberts, author
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You have to give up! you have to give up! You have to realize that someday you will die, Until you know that, you are useless! Chuck Palahniuk, novelist
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When you please others in hopes of being accepted, you lose you self-worth in the process. Dave Pelzer, writer
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People who don't travel cannot have a global view, all they see is what's in front of them. Those people cannot accept new things because all they know is where they live. Martin Yan, celebrity
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Accept the place the divine providence has found for you, the society of your contemporaries, the connection of events. Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet
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Accept everything about yourself -- I mean everything, You are you and that is the beginning and the end -- no apologies, no regrets. Clark Moustakas,
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Everything begins with accepting oneself. Without self-acceptance, one cannot accomplish anything. XuanThu Nguyen,
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Acceptance of others, their looks, their behaviors, their beliefs, bring you an inner peace and tranquillity -- instead of anger and resentment Source Unknown,
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Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers' suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions and unwanted children. Gro Harlem Brundtland, politician
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I meditate a lot, but I am constantly in pain. I'm trying to live with this. You just have to accept it. Roy Horn, entertainer
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We shouldn't accept mediocrity as the best a politician can do. Joe Manchin, politician
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We must accept the fact that transport and communications will bring the world in close relations and the youth of the world should have standards and ideals in common. Juliette Gordon Low, leader
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We feel bound to the Christian image of humanity - that is what defines us. Those who do not accept this are in the wrong place here. Angela Merkel, statesman
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We will not accept in our country even a single soldier who will attack Muslims or Arabs. Sultan bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, royalty
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Nudity is natural but not until a person accepts and loves who they are. Jolene Blalock, actress
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Without accepting the fact that everything changes, we cannot find perfect composure. But unfortunately, although it is true, it is difficult for us to accept it. Because we cannot accept the truth of transience, we suffer. Shunryu Suzuki, leader
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When you put on a uniform, there are certain inhibitions that you accept. Dwight D. Eisenhower, president
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God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other. Reinhold Niebuhr, theologian
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He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetrate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it. Martin Luther King, Jr., leader
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I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as members. Groucho Marx, comedian
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Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers, journalist
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Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy. Ambrose Bierce, journalist
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When you turn your heart and your life over to Christ, when you accept Christ as the savior, it changes your heart. George W. Bush, president
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Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change. Katherine Mansfield, author
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Accept yourself as you are. Otherwise you will never see opportunity. You will not feel free to move toward it; you will feel you are not deserving. Maxwell Maltz, scientist
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A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest. Helen Rowland, writer
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Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it. Michael Crichton, author
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Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Melody Beattie, writer
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You know, you don't have to look like everybody else to be acceptable and to feel acceptable. Fred Rogers, celebrity
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Everyone has to make their own decisions. I still believe in that. You just have to be able to accept the consequences without complaining. Grace Jones, model
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If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears. Isaac Hayes, musician
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Growth begins when we begin to accept our own weakness. Jean Vanier, philosopher
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In 1969, when I graduated from Harvard Law School, women and minorities made up a tiny fraction of the first year associates accepted by top law firms. Jane Harman, politician
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Yes, you are running businesses, and yes, we understand and accept that, but surely there must be a level beyond which profit from news is simply indecent. Christiane Amanpour, journalist
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I'm for everyone having the opportunity to accept a $150,000 bribe. Al Lewis, actor
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The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in. Jason Alexander, actor
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Don't accept rides from strange men - and remember that all men are strange as hell. Robin Morgan, activist
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God gives some more than others because some accept more than others. Ernest Holmes, theologian
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If every time you engage in a sex act, you go into a confession box, you will never accept your own sexuality. George Weinberg, psychologist
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I never accepted the idea that I had to be guided by some pattern or blueprint. Little Richard, musician
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On the way to work good-hearted young girls sometimes offer me their seats, which I accept and bless them in return, a transaction satisfying to all concerned. Lionel Blue, clergyman
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Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it's safe or certain. Anonymous,
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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. George Foreman, athlete
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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. Robert Frost, poet
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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. Robert Frost, poet
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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. Russell Lynes, critic
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No one root is responsible for the existence of a tree. Melanie MacSmiley,
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I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control, and at times hard to handle, but if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best. Marilyn Monroe, actress
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If a person lacks self-acceptance, he can't live with himself; if he lacks self-criticism, others can't live with him. James Albert Pike,
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Happiness can exist only in acceptance. Denis De Rougamont,
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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. Ida R. Wylie,
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Ken Lay has, does and will continue to accept responsibility for the fall of Enron. He was the man at the controls. But failure is not a crime. Michael Ramsey, clergyman
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In the adjustment of the new order of things, we women demand an equal voice; we shall accept nothing less. Carrie Chapman Catt, activist
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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, writer
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England has always been disinclined to accept human nature. E. M. Forster, novelist
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Activities that seem to represent choices are often inert reproductions of accepted practice. Shoshana Zuboff, educator
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Governing today means giving acceptable signs of credibility. It is like advertising and it is the same effect that is achieved - commitment to a scenario. Jean Baudrillard, sociologist
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One important reason to stay calm is that calm parents hear more. Low-key, accepting parents are the ones whose children keep talking. Mary Pipher,
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In the seventies we had to make it acceptable for people to accept girls and women as athletes. We had to make it okay for them to be active. Those were much scarier times for females in sports. Billie Jean King, athlete
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I tell you the solemn truth, that the doctrine of the Trinity is not so difficult to accept for a working proposition as any one of the axioms of physics. Henry Adams, historian
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Everything that is necessary is also easy. You just have to accept it. And the most necessary, the most natural matter on this planet is death. Friedrich Durrenmatt, author
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Whatever you want in life, other people are going to want it too. Believe in yourself enough to accept the idea that you have an equal right to it. Diane Sawyer, journalist
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Snoop Dog is the Phil Jackson of youth football coaches. He ain't going to accept nothing but a winner. Ice Cube, musician
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Teamwork was more accepted 40 years ago. Ken Olsen, businessman
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This is still a man's profession, with a lot of men who intellectually and emotionally have not accepted that the military could be women's work. Lawrence Korb,
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Once you accept the existence of God - however you define him, however you explain your relationship to him - then you are caught forever with his presence in the center of all things. Morris West, writer
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