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