49 Quotes About Denial and Acceptance


Struggling with an addiction can require you to accept the fact that you have a problem to begin with. Here is a look at some great quotes about denial and acceptance that capture these feelings perfectly.

“A person’s a person, no matter how small.”

“Be loyal to those who are loyal to you. And respect everyone, even your enemies and competition.”

“Be more humble than a blade of grass, more tolerant than a tree, always offering respect onto others and never expecting any in return.”

“Debate is so much better than denial.”

“Denial helps us to pace our feelings of grief. There is a grace in denial. It is nature’s way of letting in only as much as we can handle.”

“Denial, panic, threats, anger – those are very human responses to feeling guilt.”

“Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself.”

“He that respects himself is safe from others; he wears a coat of mail that none can pierce.”

“I firmly believe that respect is a lot more important, and a lot greater, than popularity.”

“I have a very highly developed sense of denial.”

“I must respect the opinions of others even if I disagree with them.”

“I re-invented my image so many times that I’m in denial that I was originally an overweight Korean woman.”

“I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.”

“I suppose it’s a very highly developed form of denial, but some part of me completely denies that I’m a performer.”

“I think most of the art now is involved with a denial of any kind of absolute morality, or general morality.”

“If a person loves you but doesn’t respect you then it can not be a real love. It is not possible to love them without respecting them.”

“If I despised myself, it would be no compensation if everyone saluted me, and if I respect myself, it does not trouble me if others hold me lightly.”

“If we can respect the divine within us, if we can treat it with dignity, then we can respect others around us.”

“If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.”

“I’m actually a very private person. Sometimes I’m in denial that I’m really famous.”

“I’m very much in denial that I can’t dance. I really go for it, which is almost more embarrassing.”

“It’s not denial. I’m just selective about the reality I accept.”

“Men are respectable only as they respect.”

“Never take a person’s dignity: it is worth everything to them, and nothing to you.”

“Never underestimate the power of denial.”

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.”

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.”

“Parents are in denial a lot of the time – everybody knows what they did as a teenager, but somehow, when they grow up, it all disappears.”

“Perhaps you notice how the denial is so often the preface to the justification.”

“Political correctness is about denial, usually in the weasel circumlocutory jargon which distorts and evades and seldom stands up to honest analysis.”

“Respect a man, he will do the more.”

“Respect comes in two unchangeable steps: Giving it and receiving it.”

“Respect yourself and others will respect you.”

“Respecting someone indicate the quality of your personality.”

“She’s probably in denial that she’s a great big ball of insecurity and I’m quite well aware that I am one.”

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

“To curb the machine and limit art to handicraft is a denial of opportunity.”

“Tolerance isn’t about not having beliefs. It’s about how your beliefs lead you to treat people who disagree with you.”

“Tolerance only for those who agree with you is no tolerance at all.”

“Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions.”

“Treat others as you want them to treat you because what goes around comes around”

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”

“When denial is in play, a person simply refuses to recognize the truth, no matter how apparent.”

“When we love and respect people, revealing to them their value, they can begin to come out from behind the walls that protect them.”

“You can demand courtesy but you have to earn respect.”

“You can have a certain arrogance, and I think that’s fine, but what you should never lose is the respect for the others.”

“You can’t allow tradition to get in the way of innovation. There’s a need to respect the past, but it’s a mistake to revere your past.”

“You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows”

“Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you.”

Making through the course from denial to acceptance means you can start healing from this point on.

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