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Approval Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Approval

Please enjoy these Approval Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Inspirational Positive Values Self Self-Esteem Self-Confidence Pride

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

Don't look for approval from anyone other than yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
- Mark Twain

 

Make your important choices in life
based on your values and your long-term objectives
rather than on a need for approval.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not look for approval
except for the consciousness of doing your best.
- Andrew Carnegie

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While it is natural to feel some degree of
need for the approval of others, be careful.
If you find yourself unwilling to
take actions that others disapprove of,
you have lost control of your own life
and have given your destiny to others.
An excessive need-for-approval
is a sign of low self-esteem,
and in severe cases, a condition termed co-dependency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Acting...
was the biggest charge I ever had.
What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?
- Elia Kazan

I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
- William Shatner

God wants to father all of us until we're dead sure of his approval,
his guiding power and his promise of heaven.
- Bill Hybels

Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress
go up every time we go into recess?
- Robert Byrd

If I could believe the Quakers banned music because
church music is so damn bad,
I should view them with approval.
- Ezra Pound

But I'm not worried about seeking out the approval of others -
that high school thing of joining the club.
- Stephan Jenkins

The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster.
- Chris Morris

The women who don't feel that people think they're
sexy are the ones who seem to titillate in that way,
because they don't feel like they're getting that kind of approval.
- Vanessa Carlton

This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts
has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
- Norm Dicks

I'm on the patch right now.
Where it releases small dosages of approval until I no longer crave it,
and then I'm gonna rip it off.
- Ellen DeGeneres

Spanking and verbal criticism have become,
to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
- Phil Donahue

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a
little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.
- Melvin Maddocks

A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval.
- Barbara Walters

Now, I have big-money offers on three movies,
and I have director approval.
That's kind of scary,' he says.
'No directors have been attached.
That's a lot of pressure on me.
- Cuba Gooding, Jr.

All my children have spoken for themselves since they first learned to speak,
and not always with my advance approval,
and I expect that to continue in the future.
- Gerald R. Ford

This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards.
So too is the approval of our work by our peers.
- Henry Taube

Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
- Thomas S. Monson

As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
- Hans Selye

Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.
- Maurice Chevalier

Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
- Mason Cooley

The most splendid achievement of all is the constant
striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
- Denis Waitley

The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do.
I don't need their approval.
I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
- Jasmine Guy

I can assure you that everything I say and do has the
complete approval of the Fuehrer and that I would not
say or do anything that does not have his approval.
- Hjalmar Schacht

When one is trying to do something beyond his known
powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends.
Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
- Henry Miller

But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure
of national unity and patriotism.
- Thomas E. Mann

Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame,
which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble
thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.
- George William Curtis

He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
- Horace

That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism,
or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable
or which do not command our approval.
- Bainbridge Colby

In America, Jefferson noted with approval,
women knew their place.
- Stephen Ambrose

When my mother left her second husband,
she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.
- David Antin

One month, two months, I am ready to accept any accord
on this point that has the approval of the inspectors.
- Jacques Chirac

Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
- Ambrose Bierce

The increase of territory and power of empires by force
of arms has been the policy of all great powers,
and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion.
- John Boyd Orr

Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain,
but only temporarily.
- Anita Baker

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand.
In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything.
- Agnetha Faltskog

Even though I don't feel I need approval,
it's still important to me to give a good performance.
I'm hard on myself.
- Michelle Pfeiffer

I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station,
who did not do better work and put forth greater effort
under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.
- Charles Schwab

Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.
- Franz Schubert

People who want the most approval get the least and
people who need approval the least get the most.
- Wayne Dyer

A truly strong person does not need the approval of
others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
- Vernon Howard

I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
- Johann Kepler

Most urgently, women's identity must be premised upon
our "beauty" so that we will remain vulnerable to outside approval,
carrying the vital sensitive organ of self-esteem exposed to the air.
- Naomi Wolf

The government can access these funds but only following
approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements
and investments in infrastructure development,
education, public health, and so on.
- Jose Ramos-Horta

We've got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department
that does not want Congress involved.
Your guy's acting like he's king.
His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost!
And the same thing can happen to him!
- Dan Burton

The American people have every right to be outraged
with the administration's approval of the UAE port deal.
It is time the people's House make the security of
our Nation's ports a priority.
- Russ Carnahan

It was quite instant that he wanted Harry's approval.
Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time.
It's a great turnabout.
That's what happens as your children get older.
They do things for you, and it's quite shocking when they do.
- Robbie Coltrane

President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war,
and I'm thinking, well, hell, he didn't need the approval
of the American voters to become president,
either.
- David Letterman

She's leaving when the president has one of the highest
approval ratings on record.
From here, it can only go down.
And when it does, you know who they're going to blame.
They're gonna blame Andy Card!
- Andrew Card

But I always reassure them that as far as my contractual rights can go,
I will protect them and make sure that they have approval
over every bit of it so that they know I won't show
something that's embarrassing.
- Jay Roach

The three-year-old who lies about taking a cookie isn't really a liar after all.
He simply can't control his impulses.
He then convinces himself of a new truth and,
eager for your approval, reports the version that he
knows will make you happy.
- Cathy Rindner Tempelsman

The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic
judgments is the fact that the latter,
generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what
meets their complete approval.
- Franz Grillparzer

First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months,
a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the
war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public's
mind by corporate scandals,
stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.
- Thomas E. Mann

It seems as if everybody in the country was getting
impatient to get his or her particular soldier out
of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system
of points for retirement which we had arranged with
the approval of the Army itself.
- Henry L. Stimson

It is not just for a few states to sit and veto global approvals.
- Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

I have never wished to cater to the crowd;
for what I know they do not approve,
and what they approve I do not know.
- Epicurus

I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you.
- David Attenborough

Conscience allows us to do two things:
Pass judgment on ourselves;
approve or condemn our own conduct.
- Edwin Louis Cole

A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the
idea of personal freedom...
right up to the point that someone tries to do something
that they don't personally approve of.
- Neal Boortz

Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected,
but I can reject anything the council has approved.
- Jane Alexander

If you want your writing to be taken seriously,
don't marry and have kids, and above all,
don't die.
But if you have to die, commit suicide.
They approve of that.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons
to justify our approbation.
Whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike.
- Samuel Richardson

It might be a bad thing, not to know what's going on in the world.
I can't say I really approve of it.
- Sharon Olds

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him,
so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth.
He that follows this rule may be old in body,
but can never be so in mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero


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