100+ Acceptance and Forgiveness Quotes

Acceptance and forgiveness quotes: It takes an age to understand life with clarity and wisdom as it is. Challenges are huge coming across all the time. Overcoming those challenges and moving on forward is the real meaning of life. In the process of leading life there may be tough things coming in the way, accepting those and forgiving the rest undesired is the essence of life. We all know bitterness does not heal suffering, hence avoiding haterate and resisting the negetive things happening because persistent efforts in positive direction makes you a stronger person.

We will be reading to understand the quotes on acceptance and forgiveness as tough things become less difficult once you learn to accept and forgive.

Acceptance Quotes

Acceptance, tolerance and forgiveness are life-altering lessons. – Jessica Lange

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

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

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. – George Orwell

There is no substitute for hard work, 23 or 24 hours a day. And there is no substitute for patience and acceptance. – Cesar Chavez

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

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

Acceptance and Forgiveness Quotes

Acceptance is different than apathy. It is important to strive to be your best self, your healthiest, most productive, joyful self. But that is going to be a different answer to everyone. – Teri Hatcher

Acceptance and assimilation, you know, breeds mediocrity and perhaps an even more sheep-like conformism in terms of what kind of music you’re supposed to listen to if you’re gay… What are you supposed to look like? What’s your body supposed to look like? – John Cameron Mitchell

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

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance. – Paul Tournier

Any natural, normal human being, when faced with any kind of loss, will go from shock all the way through acceptance. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Maturity, one discovers, has everything to do with the acceptance of not knowing. – Mark Z. Danielewski

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. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bad humor is an evasion of reality; good humor is an acceptance of it. – Malcolm Muggeridge

I let it go. It’s like swimming against the current. It exhausts you. After a while, whoever you are, you just have to let go, and the river brings you home. – Joanne Harris

Acceptance doesn’t mean that life gets better; it just means that my way of living life on life’s terms improves. – Sharon E. Rainey

The acceptance of certain realities doesn’t preclude idealism. It can lead to certain breakthroughs. – Rem Koolhaas

Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on. – Charlaine Harris

I’ve learned that universal acceptance and appreciation is just an unrealistic goal. – Dan Brown

Many people resented my impatience and honesty, but I never cared about acceptance as much as I cared about respect. – Jackie Robinson

Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not. – Valery Satterwhite

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. – Sting

Social acceptance, ‘being liked,’ has so much power because it holds the feelings of loneliness at bay. – Rollo May

“Age” is the acceptance of a term of years. But maturity is the glory of years. – Martha Graham

I’m not wise, but the beginning of wisdom is there; it’s like relaxing into – and an acceptance of – things. – Tina Turner

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. – Lao TzuSometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, “So what?” That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what? – Andy Warhol

Forgiveness quotes

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi

Love the truth, but pardon the error. – Voltaire

Without forgiveness, there’s no future. – Desmond Tutu

If we really want to love, we must learn how to forgive. – Mother Teresa

Forgiveness is choosing to love. It is the first skill of self-giving love. – Mahatma Gandhi

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude. – Martin Luther King Jr

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. – Martin Luther King Jr

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. – Mark Twain

Forgiveness is giving up the hope that the past could have been any different, it’s accepting the past for what it was, and using this moment and this time to help yourself move forward. – Oprah Winfrey

True forgiveness is when you can say, “Thank you for that experience. –  Oprah Winfrey

Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names. – John F. Kennedy

Let the brain go to work, let it meet the heart and you will be able to forgive. – Maya Angelou

Compassion and love are the source of all spiritual qualities: forgiveness, tolerance, all virtues. – Dalai Lama

All major religious traditions carry basically the same message; that is love, compassion and forgiveness the important thing is they should be part of our daily lives. – Dalai Lama

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice. – Abraham Lincoln

Forget, forgive; conclude, and be agreed. – William Shakespeare

Short Acceptance and Forgiveness Quotes

To err is human; to forgive, divine. – Alexander Pope

Forgotten is forgiven.  – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Be you. Do you. For you. – Wesley Snipes

Forgive and it relieves you. – Maya Angelou

We are all in need of mercy. – Unknown

What I cannot love, I overlook. – Anais Nin

Forgiveness is an act of self-love. – Don Miguel Ruiz

Forgiveness is an act of self-love.

Let it hurt. Let it heal. Let it go. – Unknown

Forgiveness is the sweetest revenge. – Isaac Friedmann

Those who understand evil pardon it. – George Bernard Shaw

Hating someone makes them important. Forgiving them makes them obsolete. – Unknown

Sweet mercy is nobility’s true badge. – William Shakespeare

We pardon to the extent that we love. – François de La Rochefoucauld

Forgiveness is, truly, all or nothing. Ranal Currie

The mind cannot forgive. Only you can. – Eckhart Tolle

Choose to forgive and free your heart. – Desmond Tutu

Forgive them even if they are not sorry. – Julian Casablancas

There are difficult things about you too. – Alain de Botton

I remember everything but forgive anyway. – Erica Jong

To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. – Joyce Cary

When one forgives, two souls are set free. – Unknown

Forgive and forget. Not revenge and regret. – Unknown

Forgiving people who harmed you in the past is good for your soul. – Dan Go

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness. – Josh Billings

You’re a slave to everyone you haven’t forgiven. – Lawrence King

Tolerance is the only real test of civilization. – Arthur Helps

Fools resist while wise men laugh. – Maxime Lagacé

Your past is over; it cannot touch you. Forgive all involved, including yourself. – Marianne Williamson

Inspirational Forgiveness Quotes

Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future. – Paul Boese

An apology is the super glue of life. It can repair just about anything. – Lynn Johnston

How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours. – Wayne Dyer

Kiss slowly, laugh insanely, love truly, forgive quickly. – Paulo Coelho

Every one of us has the capacity to love, to forgive, to understand, and to be compassionate. – Thich Nhat Hanh

If we can forgive what’s been done to us… If we can forgive what we’ve done to others… If we can leave our stories behind. We’re being victims and villains. Only then can we maybe rescue the world. – Chuck Palahniuk

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. – Cherie Carter-Scott

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom. – Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness isn’t just the absence of anger. I think it’s also the presence of self-love, when you actually begin to value yourself. – Tara Westover

The cruel always believe the kind are weak. But human decency and goodness can also move human affairs. – David Frum

Memories are heavy. Those who truly want to fly forgive. – Maxime Lagacé

100+ Acceptance and Forgiveness Quotes

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world. – Marianne Williamson

When we can recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain the strength to constructively solve the problems of the present. – Dalai Lama

When I talk of forgiveness I mean the belief that you can come out the other side a better person. A better person than the one being consumed by anger and hatred. – Desmond Tutu

There is nobility in compassion, a beauty in empathy, a grace in forgiveness. – John Connolly

Forgiveness is a reflection of loving yourself enough to move on. – Steve Maraboli

On the whole, my impression is that mercy bears richer fruits than any other attribute. – Abraham Lincoln

Strive to be first: first to nod, first to smile, first to compliment, and first to forgive. – Rhonda Byrne

Forgiveness is the only thing that cleans the slate, dissolving the old so the new can come in. Marianne Williamson

To love means loving the unlovable. To forgive means pardoning the unpardonable. Faith means believing the unbelievable. Hope means hoping when everything seems hopeless. =  G.K. Chesterton

Forgiveness isn’t approving what happened. It’s choosing to rise above it. – Robin Sharma

Quotes about Self-Forgiveness

How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. – Publilius Syrus

Be thankful for your life, and forgive everybody, including yourself. – Yoko Ono

Forgive yourself. Whatever you’re holding onto or carrying around from the past – let it go. Mel Robbins

Do as the heavens have done, forget your evil; With them forgive yourself. – William Shakespeare

The more you know yourself, the more you forgive yourself. – Confucius

Repentance is another name for aspiration. – Henry Ward Beecher

Don’t waste time scratching the itch. – Maxime Lagacé

All forgiveness is self-forgiveness. – William Desmond

Your past is a lesson… not a life sentence. Forgive yourself and focus on the future. – Mel Robbins

I cling to my imperfection as the very essence of my being. – Anatole France

There is a kind of beauty in imperfection. – Conrad Hall

Imperfection is a form of freedom. – Anh Ngo

The reasons for forgiving ourselves are the same as forgiving others. It is how we become free of the past. – Desmond Tutu

You were born to be real and not to be perfect. You are here to be you, not to live someone else’s life. – Ralph Marston

You are just human. Being imperfect does not make you any less. – Kartika Atmadja

Perfectionism is self-abuse of the highest order. – Anne Wilson Schaef

Your imperfections are marks of authenticity and that is the beauty of you. – Isaac Fowler

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect, he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them, he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself, he becomes wise. – Alden Nowlan

All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person. – Asa Don Brown

Forgiveness is next to goodness. We should not hold any grudges for anyone. Accept the person or thing as it is and forgive. To grow in life we need not be very emotional all the time. When we start accepting more out of something we get hurt. Instead forgive and forget the things that hurt you the most.