quote by Reinhold Niebuhr

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

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There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.


Accepting change quote You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and
You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.
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The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.

Accepting change quote You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
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If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome.

I'm no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I'm changing the things I cannot accept.

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them.


Accepting change quote Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a
Some days I wish I could go back in life. Not to change anything, but to feel a few things twice.

We cannot change anything until we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate, it oppresses.

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.

Accepting change quote The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.
The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

There are two types of pain, the one that breaks you and the one that changes you. In the gym, pain is felt as a result of weakness leaving the body. Physical pain is the glue of transformation and the pain of progress. The more you endure the harder it gets to accept the thought of failure.

When you complain, you make yourself a victim.

Leave the situation, change the situation or accept it, all else is madness.


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.

Accepting change quote Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn
Failure are part of life. If you don't fail, you don't learn. If you don't learn you'll never change.

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

Effective leaders help others to understand the necessity of change and to accept a common vision of the desired outcome.

If we want to do more than just end mass incarceration—if we want to put an end to the history of racial caste in America—we must lay down our racial bribes, join hands with people of all colors who are not content to wait for change to trickle down, and say to those who would stand in our way: Accept all of us or none.

Accepting change quote When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past,
When thinking about life, remember this: no amount of guilt can change the past, and no amount of anxiety can change the future.

I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change.

.. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.


Of course there is no formula for success, except perhaps an unconditional acceptance of life, and what it brings

We look at the world through our likes and dislikes, hopes and fears, opinions and judgments. We want everyone to behave as we think they should; otherwise we get agitated. But we are here to accept the world as it is, even as we work to make it better.

Accepting change quote There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the w
There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
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The quickest way to change your attitude toward pain is to accept the fact that everything that happens to us has been designed for our spiritual growth.

Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.

We are who we are, and when you accept people instead of trying to change them to fit your needs, your relationships can fully blossom.


Accepting change quote Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, c
Progress is impossible without change and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.

If Jesus rose from the dead, then you have to accept all that he said;

if he didn't rise from the dead, then why worry about any of what he said? The issue on which everything hangs is not whether or not you like his teaching but whether or not he rose from the dead.

[N]obody can produce new evidence of your depravity that will make God change his mind. For God justified you with (so to speak) his eyes open. He knew the worst about you at the time when he accepted you for Jesus' sake; and the verdict which he passed then was, and is, final.

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.

Accepting change quote It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without acc
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.

When people are ready to, they change.

They never do it before then, and sometimes they die before they get around to it. You can't make them change if they don't want to, just like when they do want to, you can't stop them.

Humility means accepting reality with no attempt to outsmart it.


We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of inertia and the irksomeness of action.

Accepting change quote Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making chang
Maturity is when you stop complaining and making excuses, and start making changes.

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.

Be happy. Be yourself. If others don't like it, then let them be. Happiness is a choice. Life isn't about pleasing everybody.

Stop waiting for others to change. Recognize that every person has the right to be whatever they choose-even if you irritate yourself about it.

Accepting change quote Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything
Isn't it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.

I'm through accepting limits ''cause someone says they're so Some things I cannot change But till I try, I'll never know! Too long I've been afraid of Losing love I guess I've lost Well, if that's love It comes at much too high a cost!


Knowledge empowers people. If people know the rules, and are sensitized by art, humor, and creativity, they are much more likely to accept change.

I wouldn't change it," Simon said. "I wouldn't give up loving you. Not for anything. You know what Raphael told me? That I didn't know how to be a good vampire, that vampires accept that they're dead. But as long as I remember what it was like to love you, I'll always feel like I'm alive.

Accept the children the way we accept trees—with gratitude, because they are a blessing—but do not have expectations or desires. You don’t expect trees to change, you love them as they are.

Within evangelicalism is a distressing drift toward accepting a Christianity that does not demand a life-changing walk with God. Many evangelicals (today) do not realize that the church has always been an island of righteousness in a sea of paganism, but as a result they turned the world upside-down.