Quotes with accept
If a woman doubts as to whether she should accept a man or not, she certainly ought to refuse him.
Such promises are only for the gulls that accept the ordinary. One who has touched excellence in his learning has no need of that kind of promise.
Jonathan Livingston Seagull (1970)
Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
I experience true freedom when I can accept, understand, and move on from the conditioning of the past.
The first precept was never to accept a thing as true until I knew it as such without a single doubt.
Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.
We will accept nothing less than full Victory! Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking.
Message to troops before the Normandy landings on June 2, 1944.
As far as I know, there is no proof whatever of the existence of an objective reality apart from our senses, and I do not see why we should accept the outside world as such solely by virtue of our senses.
To have peace with this peculiar life; to accept what we do not understand; to wait calmly for what awaits us, you have to be wiser than I am.
If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse; however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming, I help you become that.
I guess the hard thing for a lot of people to accept is why God would allow me to go running through their yards, yelling and spinning around.
Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery.
I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
I Can't Accept Not Trying : Michael Jordan on the Pursuit of Excellence. (1994)
The most striking of all the impressions I have formed since I left London a month ago is of the strength of this African national consciousness. In different places it may take different forms but it is happening everywhere. The wind of change is blowing through this continent. Whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political fact. We must all accept it as a fact.
"Mr Macmillan's appeal to South Africans", The Times, February 4, 1960
During my years in Congress and for the four decades since, I've been labeled a bleeding-heart liberal. It was not meant as a compliment, but I gladly accept it. My heart does sometimes bleed for those who are hurting in my own country and abroad. A bleeding-heart liberal, by definition, is someone who shows enormous sympathy towards others, especially the least fortunate. Well, we ought to be stirred, even to tears, by society's ills. And sympathy is the first step toward action. Empathy is born out of the old biblical injunction Love the neighbor as thyself. There's a hopelessly far left lost liberal cause for you.
Every man has a right to his own property; which means a right to be assured, to the fullest extent attainable, in the safety of his savings. By no other means can men carry the burdens of those parts of life which, in the nature of things, afford no chance of labor; childhood, sickness, old age. In all thought of property, this right is paramount; all other property rights must yield to it. If, in accord with this principle, we must restrict the operations of the speculator, the manipulator, even the financier, I believe we must accept the restriction as needful, not to hamper individualism but to protect it.
Commonwealth Club Address, San Francisco, CA on September 23, 1932
I do not think that the real reason why people accept religion has anything to do with argumentation. They accept religion on emotional grounds. One is often told that it is a very wrong thing to attack religion, because religion makes men virtuous. So I am told; I have not noticed it.
Why I Am Not a Christian (1927)
Sex, done right, is some powerful shit. And when Americans begin to accept the human condition for what it is rather than an opportunity to jeer at the other fellow for getting caught, then we will be, if nothing else, a little bit more grown up.
On 11/13/2012, in a blog post "Stray penises and politicos"
I accept the responsibility as the highest military authority during the internal war. My subordinates followed my orders.
During trial for human rights violations related to deaths of prisoners under his rule, July 5, 2010
History can come in handy. If you were born yesterday, with no knowledge of the past, you might easily accept whatever the government tells you. But knowing a bit of history -- while it would not absolutely prove the government was lying in a given instance -- might make you skeptical, lead you to ask questions, make it more likely that you would find out the truth.
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train