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In my ideal world, no child would suffer. Charitable instincts would prevail. There would be global acceptance of all different types of people.

Tags: Child, Ideal  ✍ Author: Clay Aiken

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.

Tags: Art, Someone  ✍ Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.

My capacity as a monk was to passionately believe utter nonsense, and when you're an actor you have to do the same thing. Also, Christianity used to have a lot to do with self-loathing and an acceptance of criticism and things like that which is terribly important for actors.

Tags: Criticism, Used  ✍ Author: Stephen Baker

And as I stumbled onto Eastern philosophy and Buddhism, it was the first time I had ever read any sort of philosophy that really made a tremendous amount of sense. What I liked that was missing from my experience of Christianity growing up was a sort of acceptance, a sort of being OK with being imperfect and not focusing on the sin.

Tags: Experience, Time  ✍ Author: Alan Ball

What we need is not more distrust and division. What we need now is acceptance.

Tags: Distrust, Division  ✍ Author: Tom Daschle

On the other hand in London you can get an audience that desires dance to go as far as it can go: they've seen the bricks of ideas built over a period so therefore there is an acceptance of what otherwise might seem out on a limb.

Tags: Dance, Far  ✍ Author: Russell T Davies

Acceptance is not love. You love a person because he or she has lovable traits, but you accept everybody just because they're alive and human.

Tags: Human, Love  ✍ Author: Albert Ellis

I don't care who you are. When you sit down to write the first page of your screenplay, in your head, you're also writing your Oscar acceptance speech.

Tags: Care, Writing  ✍ Author: Nora Ephron

Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.

Tags: Leadership, Ready  ✍ Author: James Fallows

Peace Corps helps promote global acceptance of the principles of international peace and non-violent co-existence among people of diverse cultures and systems of government.

Tags: Government, Peace  ✍ Author: Sam Farr

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.

Tags: Mean, Means  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.

Tags: Direct, Happiness  ✍ Author: Michael J. Fox

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.

Tags: Against, Personal  ✍ Author: Anatole France

If my acceptance of the office of Governor would serve my country, though my administration would be attended with the loss of personal credit and reputation, I would cheerfully undertake it.

Tags: Country, Personal  ✍ Author: Sarah Gadon

I think tolerance and acceptance and love is something that feeds every community.

Tags: Love, Tolerance  ✍ Author: Lady Gaga

I found that laughter was a form of acceptance, and I really enjoyed that and I just - I crave it.

Tags: Found, Laughter  ✍ Author: Gabriel Iglesias

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

Tags: Happened, Step  ✍ Author: William James

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

Tags: Happened, Step  ✍ Author: William James

A lot of poets too live on the margins of social acceptance, they certainly aren't in it for the money. William Blake - only his first book was legitimately published.

Tags: Book, Money  ✍ Author: Jim Jarmusch

I feel like decades ago it was either you're black, white, Asian or Hispanic, or whatever, but today we see more of an acceptance for people with multi-nationalities.

Tags: Black, Today  ✍ Author: Annie Ilonzeh

Conversion for me was not a Damascus Road experience. I slowly moved into an intellectual acceptance of what my intuition had always known.

Tags: Experience, Intuition  ✍ Author: Madeleine L\'Engle

Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons.

Tags: Lessons, Tolerance  ✍ Author: Jessica Lange

Services like Google and Facebook only exist because of the social acceptance of a mass amount of distributed volunteer labor from tons and tons of people.

Tags: Labor, Social  ✍ Author: Jaron Lanier

The first thing a kindness deserves is acceptance, the second, transmission.

Tags: Kindness, Second  ✍ Author: George MacDonald

Happiness can exist only in acceptance.

Tags: Exist, Happiness  ✍ Author: George Orwell
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In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.

Tags: Dreams, Life  ✍ Author: Salvatore Quasimodo

I'm thrilled of the acceptance I get abroad. The people are so hearty, warm and grateful and I feel privileged having seen so many countries and some of the greatest monuments.

Tags: Grateful, Greatest  ✍ Author: Daniel Radcliffe

India's rigid social structure limits intergenerational economic mobility and fosters acceptance of vast wealth disparities.

Tags: Social, Wealth  ✍ Author: Steven Rattner

The tenacious character I've possessed since I was a small child propelled me to successfully meet this challenge, and I was able to safely gain acceptance to the university of my choice.

Tags: Character, Small  ✍ Author: Koichi Tanaka

Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university, my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university, among other things, a copy of my official family register. After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me of the secret of my birth.

Tags: Family, Parents  ✍ Author: Koichi Tanaka

The homosexual community has more acceptance in America than it ever has, and the suicide rate is as high as it's always been.

Tags: America, High  ✍ Author: Lee Terry

Marriage equality is about more than just marriage. It's about something greater. It's about acceptance.

Tags: Equality, Marriage  ✍ Author: Charlize Theron

I surround people in unconditional acceptance and love to such a degree that everything that is unloving about them rises to the surface.

Tags: Degree, Love  ✍ Author: Iyanla Vanzant

Lack of documentation is becoming a problem for acceptance.

Tags: Lack, Problem  ✍ Author: Terry Venables

We only have a Plan A. The acceptance and full implementation of the existing plan, the so-called Plan A, is the best solution for Greece, for the euro zone and also for creditors and holders.

Tags: Best, Plan  ✍ Author: Evangelos Venizelos

If the Republicans think that by having stated and even achieved most of the Contract that they are therefore entitled to the acceptance and favor of the American voter, they're crazy.

Tags: American, Crazy  ✍ Author: Malcolm Wallop

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it, the speed of his acceptance.

Tags: Age, Power  ✍ Author: E. B. White

I think I've been wishing for celebrity for so long that I've got used to being someone who's petitioning the establishment for acceptance... my whole schtick, my whole identity, is so wrapped up in being a petitioner that I don't really know how to react now that petition has been granted.

Tags: Someone, Whole  ✍ Author: Terence Young

My athleticism was really the core to social acceptance, because in those days the overwhelming number of students came from more of a public school background than I did.

Tags: School, Social  ✍ Author: Roger Bannister

The antiquity and general acceptance of an opinion is not assurance of its truth.

Tags: Opinion, Truth  ✍ Author: Pierre Bayle

This sounds crazy, but my goal is to be nominated for an Oscar. I was the kid who was practicing my acceptance speech when I was ten.

Tags: Crazy, Goal  ✍ Author: Ashley Benson

I've probably understood men too well. I realise they are predatory by nature, and I have a certain acceptance of the male animal.

Tags: Men, Nature  ✍ Author: Jacqueline Bisset

It is on the acceptance or rejection of the theory of the Unity of all in Nature, in its ultimate Essence, that mainly rests the belief or unbelief in the existence around us of other conscious beings besides the Spirits of the Dead.

Tags: Nature, Rejection  ✍ Author: H. P. Blavatsky

We may not always agree with every one of our neighbors. That's life. And it's part of living in such a diverse and dense city. But we also recognize that part of being a New Yorker is living with your neighbors in mutual respect and tolerance. It was exactly that spirit of openness and acceptance that was attacked on 9/11, 2001.

Tags: Life, Respect  ✍ Author: Michael Bloomberg

We are mindful of desire when we experience it with an embodied awareness, recognizing the sensations and thoughts of wanting as arising and passing phenomena. While this isn't easy, as we cultivate the clear seeing and compassion of Radical Acceptance, we discover we can open fully to this natural force, and remain free in its midst.

Tags: Experience, Thoughts  ✍ Author: Tara Brach

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.

Tags: Change, Step  ✍ Author: Nathaniel Branden

Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance.

Tags: Best, Striving  ✍ Author: Bobby Brown

That is the definition of faith - acceptance of that which we imagine to be true, that which we cannot prove.

Tags: Faith, True  ✍ Author: Dan Brown

I do think that something of the effect I have on people is to put everything on an edge where they're both infatuated with a kind of charmingness happening in the person or in the writing, and also flatly terrified by a revelation or acceptance of revelation that's almost happening, never quite totally happening.

Tags: Put, Writing  ✍ Author: Anne Carson

If the conditions were right there could be great acceptance. Often it is only when they pose an economic or political threat that it turns really ugly.

Tags: Great, Political  ✍ Author: Iris Chang

Attitude is your acceptance of the natural laws, or your rejection of the natural laws.

Tags: Attitude, Rejection  ✍ Author: Samuel Chase

I think it's important to remember that Christianity was based in love and tolerance and forgiveness and acceptance.

Tags: Love, Remember  ✍ Author: Kristin Chenoweth

Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country's principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

Tags: Country, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Chris Christie

I believe we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by our desire to be loved. Now our founding fathers had the wisdom to know that social acceptance and popularity were fleeing, and that this country's principles needed to be rooted in strengths greater than the passions and the emotions of the times.

Tags: Country, Wisdom  ✍ Author: Chris Christie

The acceptance of the facts of African-American history and the African-American historian as a legitimate part of the academic community did not come easily. Slavery ended and left its false images of black people intact.

Tags: Black, History  ✍ Author: John Henrik Clarke

After an argument, silence may mean acceptance or the continuation of resistance by other means.

Tags: Mean, Silence  ✍ Author: Tre Cool

Some of them, in accepting the proposed plan of government, coupled their acceptance with a recommendation of various additions to the Constitution, which they deemed essential to the preservation of the rights of the States, or of the People.

Tags: Government, Plan  ✍ Author: Caleb Cushing

To conquer the command of the air means victory; to be beaten in the air means defeat and acceptance of whatever terms the enemy may be pleased to impose.

Tags: Enemy, May  ✍ Author: Giulio Douhet

I've had an advantage; I've had a sort of open public acceptance in New York that doesn't happen to just anyone trying to make the transition you were talking about.

Tags: Happen, Trying  ✍ Author: Steve Forbert

Shock, confusion, fear, anger, grief, and defiance. On Sept. 11, 2001, and for the three days following the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, President George W. Bush led with raw emotion that reflected the public's whipsawing stages of acceptance.

Tags: Anger, Fear  ✍ Author: Alain-Fournier

Everybody has many people inside of them; I think we tend to present the one we feel is most appropriate at first, in order to gain acceptance or achieve what we want. It gets really interesting when this technique fails, and other levels are revealed.

Tags: Everybody, Order  ✍ Author: Rupert Friend

Using no control and using humor will build a relationship and make a dent to where the client puts the counselor in their quality world and then begins to relate and seek out the counselor. Effective therapy begins with the acceptance of the therapist into the client's quality world.

Tags: Control, Humor  ✍ Author: Ron Glass

It's pretty simple for me; I believe all people are created equal, regardless of their sexuality. To promote respect and acceptance is an important role for NFL players and the NFLPA.

Tags: Respect, Simple  ✍ Author: Steve Gleason

'Age' is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years.

Tags: Age, Maturity  ✍ Author: Martha Graham

Tolerance, compromise, understanding, acceptance, patience - I want those all to be very sharp tools in my shed.

Tags: Patience, Tolerance  ✍ Author: Cee Lo Green

I think at some point every actor has practiced their acceptance speech while they're having a shower. It's fun.

Tags: Fun, While  ✍ Author: Jared Harris

What I've observed and what I've imagined - and definitely what I'm hoping - happens as you get older is that there's a mellowing, an acceptance that comes with time. I guess that I'll find out.

Tags: Older, Time  ✍ Author: Anne Hathaway

Familiarity with evil breeds not contempt but acceptance.

Tags: Contempt, Evil  ✍ Author: Roy Hattersley

Most centrist Democrats... try to distance themselves from controversies that recall the 1960s. There are journalistic centrists as well, who avoid hard truths for the sake of acceptance and legitimacy.

Tags: Hard, Try  ✍ Author: Tom Hayden

Think about technological float: it took centuries for the wheel to gain universal acceptance. Now any microchip device can be in use around the world in weeks.

Tags: Took, Universal  ✍ Author: Arlie Russell Hochschild

To Republicans, I humbly suggest that we make it possible for Democrats to give up their quest for redistribution of income and wealth by our acceptance of an appropriate role for government in financing those public goods and services necessary to secure a social safety net below which no American would be allowed to fall.

Tags: Give, Government  ✍ Author: Jack Kemp

Notwithstanding these major arguments the wave theory initially did not meet with complete acceptance.

Tags: Meet, Theory  ✍ Author: Max von Laue

Not only must the message be correctly delivered, but the messenger himself must be such as to recommend it to acceptance.

Tags: Himself, Message  ✍ Author: Joseph Barber Lightfoot

One of the great things about Sydney is that it has a great acceptance of everyone and everything. It's an incredibly tolerant city, a city with a huge multicultural basis.

Tags: Everyone, Great  ✍ Author: Baz Luhrmann

A liberal pretending to be a conservative? That's like a straight person pretending to be gay to get greater acceptance.

Tags: Gay, Pretending  ✍ Author: David Mamet

You're going to have more rejection than acceptance.

Tags: Rejection  ✍ Author: Barry Mann

That was the - It was an exciting time because it was as though I was sort of tied up in a paper bag or in a gunny sack with a rope around the neck of it, and all of a sudden with the acceptance of that first book everything sort of spilled out!

Tags: Book, Time  ✍ Author: Robert McCloskey

In America, educators punish those who actually think for themselves. There is only acceptance for popular opinion.

Tags: America, Opinion  ✍ Author: Bryant H. McGill

Marriage was all a woman's idea and for man's acceptance of the pretty yoke, it becomes us to be grateful.

Tags: Marriage, Woman  ✍ Author: Phyllis McGinley

Having been heavily involved in the planning of a couple of G.O.P. conventions, my view is, we should just scrap 'em. Cancel 'em. Just figure out an appropriate forum for the nominee to give an acceptance speech and be done with it.

Tags: Done, Give  ✍ Author: Mark McKinney

One of the concepts essential to molecular manufacturing is that of a self-replicating manufacturing system. That concept has lagged behind in its acceptance.

Tags: Behind, System  ✍ Author: Ralph Merkle

I've gotten death threats, yes. I have. I think anytime you shine a spotlight on homosexuality or minorities and you try and say they are as normal or as worthy as acceptance as others, the people who are on the fringe don't like that and they will come after you. And they have come after me.

Tags: After, Death  ✍ Author: Ryan Murphy

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.

Tags: Death, Warrior  ✍ Author: Edward R. Murrow

Washington is still very much a male-oriented culture. Being from Los Angeles, I think it is less so there - there is less attachment to tradition, perhaps, there is more flexibility, more acceptance of change generally. That is partly because of Hollywood.

Tags: Change, Less  ✍ Author: Dee Dee Myers

No intelligent idea can gain general acceptance unless some stupidity is mixed in with it.

Tags: Idea, Stupidity  ✍ Author: Fernando Pessoa

If we just allowed women and men more leeway in our culture and more acceptance, I think they would be able to make better compromises.

Tags: Men, Women  ✍ Author: Tamora Pierce

I've stopped apologizing to myself for having this great period of success and financial acceptance.

Tags: Great, Success  ✍ Author: Robert Plant

Of course language manifests a belief only if we use its words with the implied acceptance of their appositeness.

Tags: Language, Words  ✍ Author: Michael Polanyi

I think I started out because I was desperate for approval and acceptance and praise. Some actors never break away from that. They're after that validation their whole life.

Tags: After, Life  ✍ Author: Judge Reinhold

It was the worst period of my life. I had all this gigantic acceptance as a kid, and all of a sudden there was this monumental rejection.

Tags: Life, Rejection  ✍ Author: Tommy Rettig

I am sure there will come a time when we are going to use AMD. The products have been getting better. The acceptance is getting better. But we have not been suffering as a company for either growth or profitability because we haven't had AMD.

Tags: Suffering, Time  ✍ Author: James Rollins

There just seems to be more acceptance now of... other kinds of British films, than the picture-postcard ones.

Tags: Films, Seems  ✍ Author: Tim Roth

The acceptance that all that is solid has melted into the air, that reality and morality are not givens but imperfect human constructs, is the point from which fiction begins.

Tags: Human, Reality  ✍ Author: Salman Rushdie

Television is so influential that when an audience sees you day-in and day-out there's a certain acceptance that sets in; you're no longer a threatening personality. They become more willing to accept whatever you present.

Tags: Become, Whatever  ✍ Author: Doc Severinsen

Getting older is a struggle. I always feel that just under the surface of acceptance and enjoyment of the ageing process is a terrible hysteria just waiting to burst out.

Tags: Struggle, Waiting  ✍ Author: Michael Sheen

The principal barrier to a general acceptance of the monist position is that it is counterintuitive.

Tags: General, Position  ✍ Author: William Tecumseh Sherman

The thing that helped me come to terms with performing was an anxiety, a desperation for acceptance. There was never enough positive motivation in my life.

Tags: Life, Positive  ✍ Author: Phoebe Snow

Certainly tolerance and acceptance were at the forefront of my music.

Tags: Music, Tolerance  ✍ Author: Bruce Springsteen

I've had a very good career and I'm grateful that the public has had some level of acceptance and appreciation of my work.

Tags: Good, Work  ✍ Author: Ben Stiller

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.

Tags: Death, Life  ✍ Author: Sting
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