51 Inspirational And Motivational Self Acceptance Quotes

1. “Die while alive and be thoroughly dead. Then do what you will, and all will be well.” ~ Philip Kapleau

2. “I was once afraid of people saying ‘Who does she think she is?’ Now I have the courage to stand and say ‘This is who I am.’” Oprah Winfrey

3. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” ~ Dalai Lama XIV

4. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” ~ Alan Watts

5. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” ~ Diane Von Furstenberg

6. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” ~ James Baldwin

7. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” ~ Brené Brown

8. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” ~ Malcolm S. Forbes

9. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because once one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” ~ Lao Tzu

10. “The only person who can pull me down is myself, and I’m not going to let myself pull me down anymore.” ~ C. Joybell C.

11. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ~ Mark Twain

12. “You work so hard to fix yourself, but maybe what you need isn’t another tactic, another book, another expert, another five-step plan. Maybe, you don’t need to be fixed. Maybe, what’s really holding you back is the idea that you need to be fixed. Maybe you just need to let yourself play instead of always making yourself do homework.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

13. “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- D.B. Harrop

14. “I love myself for I am a beloved child of the universe and the universe lovingly takes care of me now.” ~ Louise Hay

15. “What if each time you experienced an emotion, you acknowledged it, accepted it, and became curious about its message for you (instead of trying to make it go away or make it last longer)? Imagine how this could change your life. Imagine how heard, loved, and honoured you would feel if you really listened to yourself.” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

16. “When you stop living your life based on what others think of you real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self acceptance opened.” ~ Shannon L. Alder

17. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” ~ Sharon Salzberg

18. “You have peace,” the old woman said, “when you make it with yourself.” ~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

19. “It is not worth the while to let our imperfections disturb us always.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

20. “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.” ~ Mark Twain

21. “Nobody’s going to win all the time. On the highway of life you can’t always be in the fast lane.” ~ Haruki Murakami

22. “Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” ~ Helen Keller

23. “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.” ~ Sting

24. “It is easier to make our wishes conform to our means than to make our means conform to our wishes.” ~ Robert E. Lee

25. “When you create yourself to make it you’re going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are…or you’re gonna have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping onto a character that you never were.” ~ Jim Carrey

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

27. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself.” ~ Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

28. “A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.” ~ Christopher K. Germer

29. “Self-approval and self-acceptance in the now are the main keys to positive changes in every area of our lives.” ~ Louise Hay

30. “No amount of self-improvement can make up for any lack of self-acceptance.” ~ Robert Holden

31. “You’re already stuck with yourself for a lifetime. Why not improve this relationship?” ~ Vironika Tugaleva

32. “Every day I wake up and ask myself, ‘How can I accept myself and others more fully?” ~ Alaric Hutchinson

33. “What self-acceptance does is open up more possibilities of succeeding because you aren’t fighting yourself along the way.” ~ Shannon Ables

34. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” ~ Lucille Ball

35. “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself.” ~ Nathaniel Branden

36. “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

37. “Your mind can never allow self-acceptance, since it is by nature self-contradictory and divisive. In fact, thinking is wholly based on a duality that prevents you from ever relaxing into yourself.” ~ Shai Tubali

38. “I’m not perfect, but I’m pretty good.” ~ Anonymous

39. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” ~ Mary Dunbar

40. “Self-acceptance begets acceptance from others, which begets even deeper, more genuine self-acceptance. It can be done. But no one is going to bestow it on you. It is a gift only you can give yourself.” ~ Camryn Manheim

41. “Live your life, sing your song. Not full of expectations. Not for the ovations. But for the joy of it.” ~ Rasheed Ogunlaru

42. “We don’t have to wait until we are on our deathbed to realize what a waste of our precious lives it is to carry the belief that something is wrong with us.” ~ Tara Brach

43. “for once, you believed in yourself. you believed you were beautiful and so did the rest of the world.” ~ Sarah Dessen, Keeping the Moon

44. “Acceptance is the key to everything.” ~ Michael J Fox

45. “I have always been better at caring for and looking after others than I have been at caring for myself. But in these later years, I have made progress.” ~ Carl Rogers

46. “Being authentic begins with unconditional self acceptance – imperfections and all.” ~ Azim Jamal & Brian Tracy

47. “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” ~ Joseph Campbell

48. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” ~ Amy Bloom

49. “Accept – then act. Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” ~ Eckhart Tolle

50. “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.” ~ J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy

51. “When we accept ourselves for what we are, we decrease our hunger for power or the acceptance of others because our self-intimacy reinforces our inner sense of security. We are no longer preoccupied with being powerful or popular. We no longer fear criticism because we accept the reality of our human limitations. Once integrated, we are less often plagued with the desire to please others because simply being true to ourselves brings lasting peace. We are grateful for life and we deeply appreciate and love ourselves.” ~ Brennan Manning

Read More:

Must Read

Related Articles