The main idea in golf as in life, I suppose, is to learn to accept what cannot be altered, and to keep on doing one's own reasoned and resolute best whether the prospect be bleak or rosy. -- Bobby Jones

When you truly care for someone, you don't look for faults, you don't look for answers, you don't look for mistakes. Instead, you fight the mistakes, you accept the faults, and you overlook excuses. -- Unknown Author

Total, unconditional acceptance of yourself is the first step in building a positive self-image. - Nido Qubein

Self-acceptance comes from meeting life's challenges vigorously. Don't numb yourself to your trials and difficulties, nor build mental walls to exclude pain from your life. You will find peace not by trying to escape your problems, but by confronting them courageously. You will find peace not in denial, but in victory. - J. Donald Walters

The simplest truths often meet the sternest resistance and are slowest in getting general acceptance. - Frederick Douglass

The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions. - Dave E. Smalley

You will not grow if you sit in a beautiful flower garden, but you will grow if you are sick, in pain, experience losses, and if you do not put your head in the sand, but take the pain and learn to accept it, not as a curse or a punishment but as a gift to you with a very, very specific purpose. - Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I'm not going to limit myself just because people won't accept the fact that I can do something else. - Dolly Parton

Change the changeable, accept the unchangeable, and remove yourself from the unacceptable. - Denis Waitley

It is funny about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the very best you will very often get it. - W. Somerset Maugham

The happy and efficient people in this world are those who accept trouble as a normal detail of human life and resolve to capitalize on it when it comes along. - H. Bertram Lewis

No matter who says what, you should accept it with a smile and do your own work. - Mother Teresa

One who knows how to show and to accept kindness will be a friend better than any possession. - Sophocles

There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them. - Denis Waitley

Self-acceptance begins in infancy, with the influence of your parents and siblings and other important people. - Brian Tracy

Your own level of self-acceptance is determined largely by how well you feel you are accepted by the important people in your life. - Brian Tracy

When you believe that other people think highly of you, your level of self-acceptance and self-esteem goes straight up. - Brian Tracy

No amount of self-improvement can make up for a lack of self-acceptance. - Robert Holden

Each player must accept the cards life deals him or her. But once they are in hand, he or she alone must decide how to play the cards in order to win the game. - Voltaire

Accept the challenges, so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory. - George Patton

Anything in life that we don't accept will simply make trouble for us until we make peace with it. - Shakti Gawain

Self-acceptance means self-discovery. - Richard Perry

The Triple-A formula for experiencing happiness begins by accepting the moment, appreciating it, and adapting to its opportunities. - Anonymous

Real confidence comes from knowing and accepting yourself -- your strengths and your limitations -- in contrast to depending on affirmation from others. - Judith M. Bardwick

One must have the adventurous daring to accept oneself as a bundle of possibilities and undertake the most interesting game in the world--making the most of one's best. - Harry Emerson Fosdick

Accept complete responsibility both for understanding and for being understood. -- Brian Tracy

Growth begins when we start to accept our own weakness. -- Jean Vanier

To accept one's past; one's history is not the same thing as drowning in it; it is learning how to use it. -- James Baldwin

To accept ourselves as we are means to value our imperfections as much as our perfections. -- Sandra Bierig

You must love yourself before you love another. By accepting yourself and fully being what you are...your simple presence can make others happy. -- Jane Roberts