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Approval Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Approval.

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

Taxes are important.
President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind.
Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of
people they wish they were one of.
- Andy Rooney

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 approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
- Florynce R. Kennedy

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
- Stephen Ambrose

I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
- Diana Vreeland

The easy way out is to approve an early retirement
plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time
to deserving employees until three years later.
Unfortunately, later is now.
- Jodi Rell

God cannot approve of a system of servitude,
in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power -
of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

NASA has to approve whatever we wear,
so there are clothes to choose from,
like space shorts -
we wear those a lot -
and NASA T-shirts.
- Sally Ride


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