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Monday Motivation: 26 Inspiring Quotes To Help You Accept Yourself 


Self-acceptance is freedom. When you accept yourself – flaws and all – you give yourself the liberty to live life on your own terms. Self-acceptance can be hard to attain for someone who has lived a life of self-judgement for a long time. However, overcoming this hurdle will lead to a life of peace and happiness.

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Here are some wise quotes to inspire you to start loving yourself for who you are and find inner peace.

  1. “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
  2. “You are imperfect, permanently and inevitably flawed. And you are beautiful.” Amy Bloom
  1. “We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.” Mary Dunbar
  1. “Love yourself first and everything else falls in line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” Lucille Ball
  1. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” Sharon Salzberg
  1. “Follow that will and that way which experience confirms to be your own.” —Carl Gustav Jung
  1. “The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. ” —E. E. Cummings
  1. “Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one. ” —Eleanor Roosevelt
  1. “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1. “I now see how owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do.” Brené Brown

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  1. “Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are.” Malcolm S. Forbes
  2. “The mistake ninety-nine percent of humanity made, as far as Fats could see, was being ashamed of what they were; lying about it, trying to be somebody else.” J.K. Rowling, The Casual Vacancy
  3. “The most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself” Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
  4. “The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favour wish that he might have done you a greater one.”- Martin Luther King, Jr.
  5. “Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”- Ann Landers
  6. “Die while alive and be thoroughly dead. Then do what you will, and all will be well.” – Philip Kapleau
  7. “I am Dead, but it’s not so bad. I’ve learned to live with it.” – Isaac Marion
  8. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” – Lucille Ball
  9. “Have a big enough heart to love unconditionally, and a broad enough mind to embrace the differences that make each of us unique.”- B. Harrop
  10. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.” – Dalai Lama XIV
  11. “You’re always with yourself, so you might as well enjoy the company.” – Diane Von Furstenberg
  12. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
  13. “Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
  14. “I’m not okay, you’re not okay, and that’s okay.” – William Sloane Coffin
  15. “When you find peace within yourself, you become the kind of person who can live at peace with others.” – Peace Pilgrim
  16. “Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.” – Lao Tzu

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