„You look at yourself and you accept yourself for who you are, and once you accept yourself for who you are you become a better person.“

— Oprah Winfrey American businesswoman, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist 1954




You are watching: Accept who you are and revel in it

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„Since it is the Other within us who is old, it is natural that the revelation of our age should come to us from outside — from others. We do not accept it willingly.“

— Simone de Beauvoir French writer, intellectual, existentialist philosopher, political activist, feminist, and social theorist 1908 - 1986

Pt. 2, Ch. 1: The discovery and assumption of old age: the body's experience, p. 288The Coming of Age (1970)


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„By now you must have accepted the fact that your religion, in fact, none of the Earthly religions, truly knew what the afterlife would be. All made guesses, and then established these as articles of faith. Though, in a sense, some were near the mark, if you accept their revelations as symbolic.“

— Philip José Farmer American science fiction writer 1918 - 2009

Message of "The Visitor" Ch. 19The Riverworld series, The Magic Labyrinth (1980)



„Being around someone who accepts and supports you will remind you to accept and support yourself.“

— Nicholas Sparks, book The Lucky One

Source: The Lucky One


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„Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer.“

— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

Source: Seriously... I'm Kidding



„…even then I knew that I was fortunate. Because you were the first guy who wasn't constantly trying to impress me. You accepted who you were, but more than that, you accepted me for me.“

— Nicholas Sparks American writer and novelist 1965

Amanda Collier Ridley, Chapter 7, p. 1372009, The Best of Me (2011)


„So be who you really are. Embrace who you are. Literally. Hug yourself. Accept who you are. Unless you're a serial killer.“

— Ellen DeGeneres American stand-up comedian, television host, and actress 1958

Source: Seriously... I'm Kidding


„You don’t look like revelation has struck you, somehow.“

— Kage Baker, book The Machine's Child

Source: The Machine's Child (2006), Chapter 18, “In the Dark Night of the Soul (Year Indeterminate)” (pp. 173-174)Context: Now then, Nick, wilt thou not sleep?Nicholas glanced up from the plaquette on which he had been studying the Pali canon of Buddha’s teachings. He sighed and set it aside...You don’t look like revelation has struck you, somehow.No, Spirit.This ain’t any better than the Tao?No.Nor the Bhagavad Gita? Nor the Avesta, neither?No.I thought certain you’d like them Gnostic Gospels.Nicholas shrugged.And I reckon you ain’t even looked at that nice book on Vodou.Spirit, this is futility. What do the best of them but recapitulate the Ten Commandments, in one form or another? And I find no proof that men have obeyed strange gods any better than the God of the Israelites, or learned any more of the true nature of the Almighty. Shall I worship a cow? Shall I spin paper prayers on a wheel? I’d as lief go back to eating fish in Lent lest God smite me down, or pray to wooden Mary to take away the toothache.Well, son, allowing for the foolishness, which I reckon depends on what port you hail from—ain’t there any one seems better than the rest?None, Spirit. That I must be kind and do no harm, I needed no prophets to tell me; but not one will open his dead mouth to say what kind and harmless Lord would create this dreadful world, said Nicholas...What do I tell my boy, then, if he gets the shakes about eternal life?Set up no gods for thine Alec, Spirit. Nicholas lay back and put his arms about Mendoza, pulling her close. There is love, or there is nothing. The rest is vanity.


„When you're different, sometimes you don't see the millions of people who accept you for what you are. All you notice is the person who doesn't.“

— Jodi Picoult, Change of Heart

Source: Change of Heart


„In the Name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate, Who manifests Himself through everything, the revelation of a clear knowing to whomsoever He wishes, peace be upon you, my son.“

— Mansur Al-Hallaj Persian mystic, revolutionary writer and teacher of Sufism 858 - 922

As quoted in "Husayn ibn Mansur al-Hallaj" at Sidi Muhammad Press http://www.sufimaster.org/teachings/husayn.htmContext: In the Name of Allah the Merciful, the Compassionate, Who manifests Himself through everything, the revelation of a clear knowing to whomsoever He wishes, peace be upon you, my son. This praise belongs to Allah Who manifests Himself on the head of a pin to whom He wishes, so that one testifies that He is not, and another testifies that there is none other than He. But the witnessing in the denying of Him is not rejected, and the witnessing in the affirming of Him is not praised.


„God reveals himself to those who wait for that revelation and who don't try to "tear at the hem of a mystery" forcing disclosure.“

— Catherine Doherty Religious order founder; Servant of God 1896 - 1985

Source: Poustinia (1975), Ch. 3


„When you live life with him or without him, that is when he will accept and value you for who you are.“

— Sherry Argov American writer 1977

Source: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship


„Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.“

— Les Brown American politician 1945


„He should accept me as I am!” says the woman who is too nice.Accept you? Oh no, sister. Slap yourself. He should want youmadly. Acceptance has nothing to do with it. He accepts adoormat. But he desires his dreamgirl.“

— Sherry Argov American writer 1977

Source: Why Men Love Bitches: From Doormat to Dreamgirl—A Woman's Guide to Holding Her Own in a Relationship


„You can not have free government if you can not bind the people who participate in the government to accept the results of the election.“

— Harry V. Jaffa American historian and collegiate professor 1918 - 2015

2000s, The Real Abraham Lincoln: A Debate (2002), Q&AContext: You can not have free government if you can not bind the people who participate in the government to accept the results of the election. It is the exercise of our inalienable right to life that enables us, and justifies us, in forming legitimate governments. When those governments are formed, we cannot reject them because we don’t like the results.


„If you want to understand the beliefs that are shaping global politics, read the Book of Revelation.“

— John Gray British philosopher 1948


„The world-Bibles, then, are fragments—fragments of Revelation, and therefore are rightly described as Revelation.“

— Annie Besant British socialist, theosophist, women's rights activist, writer and orator 1847 - 1933

Source: Esoteric Christianity: Or, The Lesser Mysteries (1914), Chapter XIV. Revelation, p. 375


„What pride to discover that nothing belongs to you — what a revelation.“

— Emil M. Cioran, book History and Utopia

History and Utopia (1960)


„A philosophy has no private store of knowledge or methods for attaining truth, so it has no private access to good. As it accepts knowledge and principles from those competent in science and inquiry, it accepts the goods that are diffused in human experience. It has no Mosaic or Pauline authority of revelation entrusted to it. But it has the authority of intelligence, of criticism of these common and natural goods.“

— John Dewey American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer 1859 - 1952

Experience and Nature (1925)


„Whatever you describe to another person is also a revelation of who you are and who you think you are. You can not describe anything without betraying your point of view, your aspirations, your fears, your hopes. Everything.“

— James Baldwin (1924-1987) writer from the United States 1924 - 1987


Personality, Thinking, Hope, Fear

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