acceptance

A Quote by Henri Frédéric Amiel on acceptance, life, and regret

Accept life, and you must accept regret.

Henri Frederic Amiel (1821 - 1881)

Source: 1876

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A Quote by Henri Louis Bergson on acceptance, art, facts, order, practicality, and reality

Art has no other object than to set aside the symbols of practical utility, the generalities that are conventionally and socially accepted, everything in fact which masks reality from us, in order to set us face to face with reality itself.

Henri Bergson (1859 - 1941)

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A Quote by Helen Rowland on acceptance, endurance, kiss, and rest

A man snatches the first kiss, pleads for the second, demands the third, takes the fourth, accepts the fifth - and endures all the rest.

Helen Rowland (1876 - 1950)

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A Quote by Helen Hayes on acceptance, courage, joy, poets, resilience, sorrow, strength, and wisdom

We rely upon the poets, the philosophers and the playwrights to articulate what most of us can only feel, in joy or sorrow. They illuminate the thoughts for which we only grope. They give us the strength and balm we cannot find in ourselves. Whenever I find my courage wavering I rush to them. They give me the wisdom of acceptance, the will and resilience to push on.

Helen Hayes (1900 - ?)

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A Quote by Harvey Fierstein on acceptance, life, and silence

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself.

Harvey Fierstein

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A Quote by Harry S. Truman on acceptance and facts

We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are.

Harry Truman (1884 - 1972)

Source: Memoirs

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A Quote by Harold B. Lee on acceptance, america, business, character, day, determination, faith, life, motivation, nature, optimism, pride, purpose, sacrifice, spirituality, study, success, virtue, and work

One of the greatest business leaders in America today, James F. Oates of the Equitable Life, said this about factors which he said were necessary to develop us into real eminence in any field. He said: Whatever may be the nature of our work, or the character of our own vocational activity, eminence always involves the following: [And then he named four factors, and I want you to mark them.] 1. You must have the determination to excel. 2. You must have the willingness [And I want you to mark this.] to pay the price, to study, to live through disappointments with optimism, and to accept the sacrifices necessary to succeed. [Now, do you get the significance of that?] 3. You must have the steadfast pursuit of purpose, doing the work day after day, week after week, yes, year after year, whether you feel like doing it or not. 4. You must have pride and faith in the virtue of your calling. [That is to say, spiritual motivation.] (James F. Oates, Address before the YMCA at Los Angeles, California, April 15, 1960.)

Harold B. Lee (1899 - 1973)

Source: at BYU, February 7, 1962

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A Quote by H. A. Hopf on acceptance, action, business, decisions, dependence, facts, habits, indecision, responsibility, and risk

Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is, one might almost say, habit-forming. Not only that, but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others. . . . Business is dependent upon action. It cannot go forward by hesitation. Those in executive positions must fortify themselves with facts and accept responsibility for decisions based upon them. Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.

H. A. Hopf

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A Quote by Gus Grissom on acceptance, business, country, death, disaster, and risk

If we die, do not mourn for us. This is a risky business we're in, and we accept those risks. The space program is too valuable to this country to be halted for too long if a disaster should ever happen.

Gus Grissom

Source: three weeks before he was killed in the Apollo 1 fire.

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A Quote by Groucho Marx on acceptance

I wouldn't want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.

Groucho Marx (1895 - 1977)

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