This collection of quotes is all about inspiring the acceptance of others.
What does acceptance mean?
To accept someone is to receive them with acceptance and kindness. It means to take in, understand, or listen to what they say.
In the context of relationships it means accepting others for who they are rather than trying to change them based on your own beliefs and values.
What is acceptance of others?
Acceptance of others means total acceptance of an individual for who he or she is, regardless of differences, such as; thoughts, beliefs, feelings, lifestyle choices, physical characteristics, religion, cultures, preferences, and opinions. In addition to differences, acceptance of others can also mean to understand perceived ‘flaws’ or limitations and accepting them anyway.
It’s knowing, seeing, hearing and feeling differences, yet understanding, listening, respecting, supporting, learning and accepting others regardless.
Acceptance Of Others Quotes
“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.” Brad Meltzer
“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.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Those who love others grandly are those who love themselves grandly. Those who have a high toleration and acceptance of others are those who have a high toleration and acceptance of themselves. You cannot show another a part of you that you cannot show yourself. Therefore, begin where all growth, where all evolution, where all love must begin; with the person in the mirror.” Neale Donald Walsch
“Acceptance looks like a passive state, but in reality it brings something entirely new into this world. That peace, a subtle energy vibration, is consciousness.” Eckhart Tolle
“The acceptance of certain realities doesn’t preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs.” Rem Koolhaas
“The older I get, the more I believe that the greatest kindness is acceptance.” Christina Baker Kline
“I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.” Lady Gaga
“I hold space for people who sin differently from me. I’m not, like, “My sins are better than yours”, or, “My sins are more acceptable than your sins.” It’s ridiculous how we favour our own sins while we all dance with different demons. We are afraid of another’s demons when we ourselves have our own. So, I hold space in me for those who sin differently from me, because it is those imperfections in their own stories which have painted them the colours that are their own. The same way I have been painted in my colours, they have been painted in theirs.” C. JoyBell C.
“Panic causes tunnel vision. Calm acceptance of danger allows us to more easily assess the situation and see the options.” Simon Sinek
“I release all criticism. I only give out that which I wish to receive in return. My love and acceptance of others is mirrored to me in every moment.” Louise Hay
“If you’re jealous of someone else it simply means you have not come to a true acceptance and appreciation of yourself.” Rasheed Ogunlaru
“The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.” Nathaniel Branden
“To make a difference, understand differences.” Syed Sharukh
“Acceptance doesn’t mean resignation; it means understanding that something is what it is and that there’s got to be a way through it.” Michael J. Fox
“Unconditional acceptance of others is the key to happy relationships.” Brian Tracy
“Acceptance is the only thing you should teach. Be it Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Dalit, you must inculcate acceptance, not tolerance.” Kamal Haasan
“Acceptance of all humans as our own kind doesn’t weaken us or belittle us in any manner, rather it only magnifies our innate humanity and brings out the true human in us.” Abhijit Naskar
“Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it’s about earning approval and acceptance.” Brene Brown
“The greatest gift that you can give to others is the gift of unconditional love and acceptance.” Brian Tracy
“Do not expect to be fully accepted if, firstly, you do not truly accept yourself, and, secondly, you are not truly accepting of others. Every rejection you’ve ever faced
has been mirroring your own.” Petra Poje
“Our uniqueness, our individuality, and our life experience molds us into fascinating beings. I hope we can embrace that. I pray we may all challenge ourselves to delve into the deepest resources of our hearts to cultivate an atmosphere of understanding, acceptance, tolerance, and compassion. We are all in this life together.” Linda Thompson
“Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself – and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That’s what real love amounts to – letting a person be what he really is.” Jim Morrison
The Benefits of Accepting of Others
The benefits of acceptance are endless, with just a few examples including:
- You will feel less stress and hostility when you have an accepting personality,
- Acceptance allows people to be themselves without fear of judgment,
- When you have an accepting attitude towards people’s differences or flaws, it makes life so much easier because you know that nobody is perfect,
- Accepting others allows for deeper relationships, better communities, increased health and more effective communication.
- Life is always more rich and interesting with differences.
Acceptance of Yourself
It is often thought that those who struggle to accept others, are not accepting of themselves.
It is difficult to accept others when you are struggling with acceptance of yourself. The world can feel like a dark place where people constantly judge and criticize you for one thing or another.
It’s easy to want acceptance from others, but it’s even more important that we learn how to give acceptance too. Learning about acceptance will help us understand ourselves better, which will lead us on the path towards self-acceptance.
Do you accept yourself for who you are? Do you feel acceptance from others? If not, then it might be time to start working on a more accepting attitude!
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