"Everything in life that we really accept undergoes a change.."
Katherine Mansfield, British author (1888-1923)
"Accepting does not necessarily mean 'liking,' 'enjoying,' or 'condoning.' I can accept what is-and be determined to evolve from there. It is not acceptance but denial that leaves me stuck."
Nathaniel Branden, American psychologist
"It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."
Carl Sagan, American astronomer (1934-1996)
"To succeed, it is necessary to accept the world as it is - and rise above it."
Michael Korda, American author (1933- )
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."
Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher (1788-1860)
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