It's not denial. I'm just selective about the reality I accept.
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else.
What you choose also chooses you.
See yourself as you really are. Accept the good and the bad. Only then can you truly share yourself with another.
I left the bank because they wouldn’t deposit my cheque of poems. So I went to the store, but they didn’t accept my currency of words. So I boxed all my stories and took them to charity. But they refused my donation and asked me to give blood instead. I opened the notebooks and made them look, 'What do you think I wrote these in?
I lose faith in mathematics, logical and rigid. What with those that even zero doesn’t accept?
Trying to justify a world we don't hold all the answers to is what bedevils the best of us. Sometimes it's better just to accept that things are as we see them.
Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable.
What you reject today, you could accept tomorrow. And what you accept today, you could reject tomorrow. Never say never unless you can predict the future.
We ought to, as human beings, have the courage to seek a collective “truth” that benefits our species the most, and to accept that all of our doctrines and beliefs may just be incomplete. That we don’t know it all and that perhaps we never will. That others like us may have something to teach us, and we may have something to contribute to their communities. That communities, types of people, are divisions we’ve created for ourselves. That for all of what we know, the knowledge and wisdom that we have gathered in the few millennia may be a small fraction of what is there to be discovered, understood and applied.
When can one’s soul acknowledge (accept)? When one has an ‘open mind’. This [Akram Vignan] is not something one has to keep faith in. Faith should arise automatically. Regardless of whether I rebuke or scold you, even then faith should come within you.
Books aren't written - they're rewritten. Including your own. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it.
We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.
Never accept ultimatums, conventional wisdom, or absolutes.
I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.