Thursday, September 09, 2010

Top 10 Famous Absence Quotes

It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.
- Colette

Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones just as the wind blows out a candle and fans a fire.
- La Rochefoucauld

Absent in body, but present in spirit.
- Bible

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

Absences are a good influence in love and keep it bright and delicate.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

The longest absence is less perilous to love than the terrible trials of incessant proximity.
- Ouida

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
- Tacitus

The absent are always wrong.
- English proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Haynes Bayly

Failing to be there when a man wants her is a woman's greatest sin, except to be there when he doesn't want her. - Helen Rowland

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Top 10 Famous Acceptance Quotes

Acceptance says, "True, this is my situation at the moment. I'll look unblinkingly at the reality of it. But I'll also open my hands to accept willingly whatever a loving Father sends me."
- Catharine Marshall

Acceptance is not submission; it is acknowledgement of the facts of a situation. Then deciding what you're going to do about it.
- Kathleen Casey Theisen

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

You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.
- Old German proverb

We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

It's not a very big step from contentment to complacency.
- Simone de Beauvoir

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
- Maureen Dowd

"Good enough never is" has become the motto of this company.
- Debbi Fields

Self-complacency is fatal to progress.
- Margaret Elizabeth Sangster

Some people confuse acceptance with apathy, but there's all the difference in the world. Apathy fails to distinguish between what can and what cannot be helped; acceptance makes that distinction. Apathy paralyzes the will-to-action; acceptance frees it by relieving it of impossible burdens.
- Arthur Gordon