Self Acceptance Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old self acceptance quotes, self acceptance sayings, and self acceptance proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. Mark Twain
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. Michael J. Fox
Loving yourself.. does not mean being self-absorbed or narcissistic, or disregarding others. Rather it means welcoming yourself as the most honored guest in your own heart, a guest worthy of respect, a lovable companion. Margo Anand
All I can do is be me, whoever that is. Bob Dylan
Self-criticism, like self-administered brain surgery, is perhaps not a good idea. Can the 'self' see the 'self' with any objectivity? Joyce Carol Oates
You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
I was once afraid of people saying 'Who does she think she is?' Now I have the courage to stand and say, 'This is who I am.' Oprah Winfrey
One woman filled with self-love and self-acceptance is a model more super than any cover girl. Amy Leigh Mercree
When you stop living your life based on what others think of, your real life begins. At that moment, you will finally see the door of self-acceptance opened. Shannon L. Alder
Until you know that you are enough just the way you are, you will continue to look for more. Iyanla Vanzant
Success is total self-acceptance. Viktor Frankl
All things splendid have been achieved by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance. Bruce Barton
Receiving the universe in all its diversity allows us a new self-appreciation, and coming to a level of self-acceptance and self-love prepares us to love the world in return. When this awareness lives at our core, celebration becomes a way of life. Adriana Diaz
For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him he must regard himself as greater than he is. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
If I am not for myself, who will be? Pirke Avot
I have entered on an enterprise which is without precedent, and will have no imitator. I propose to show my fellows a man as nature made him, and this man shall be myself. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Belonging starts with self-acceptance... Believing that you're enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic. Brene Brown
Belong... to yourself, to the earth, to others. Above all, engage in "radical self-acceptance." Sandra Schrift
Shame makes self-acceptance and self-love impossible. bell hooks
Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me. Audre Lorde
It's not your job to like me - it's mine. Byron Katie
I understand now that I'm not a mess but a deeply feeling person in a messy world. I explain that now, when someone asks me why I cry so often, I say, "For the same reason I laugh so often - because I'm paying attention. Glennon Doyle Melton
Self-acceptance is self-love in action. Jodi Livon
We cannot think of being acceptable to others until we have first proven acceptable to ourselves. Malcolm X
How many out there just like me? / How many work on self-acceptance like me? / How many face a situation like me? / I wonder, oh / How many out there just like me? / How many others not gon' tell their family? / How many scared to lose their friends like me? / I wonder, I wonder. Steve Lacy
As the longest night sets in / I catch a glimpse of my reflection / In the mirror in the sky / I shed skins from a past influence / Beginning to feel like myself again / Consumption consumes inspiration / I haven't felt satisfaction / They only sell frustration / Stealing precious seconds of self acceptance / Falling through time with a countdown that's fake / We're a sequel to a remake / Falling through time / Glitter slipping through our fingers. Suzanne Harbaugh
My soul unchained / My mind free of sorrow and pain / For this blissful feeling to be mine I'll / Look inside / Find the cure / Endure the pain / For this is not the end / Set to find self acceptance / I found the breath of peace and solace / Thoughts of pure fulfillment form my mind. Mathias Ascolese

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