Quotation Explorer - 'Approval'

You will know it is love not when you think about them all the time or want to be with them, but when you worry about them and you want their approval and happiness. - Shannon L. Alder
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. - Vernon Howard
If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.
The less approval I get, the more chances I have to develop a relationship with my inner sense of approval. Thankless environments are actually useful for this. They help me discover my own thankfulness and my own self-appreciation. - Vironika Tugaleva
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
In my wide association in life, meeting with many and great men in various parts of the world, I have yet to find the man, however great or exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than he would ever do under a spirit of criticism. - Charles M. Schwab
Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, people surrender themselves--their convictions and their aspirations--every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish them. - Nathaniel Branden
Love is neither a sadist nor a masochist, but a woman seeking the approval of her lover. - Billy S VanOrsdol
I would rather go out of politics having the feeling that I had done what was right than stay in with the approval of all men, knowing in my heart that I have acted as I ought not to. - Theodore Roosevelt
As much as we thirst for approval, we dread condemnation. - Hans Selye
We are less hurt by the contempt of fools than by the luke-warm approval of men of intelligence.
God’s approval should be your standard for success. - Jim George
As long as you look for someone else to validate who you are by seeking their approval, you are setting yourself up for disaster. You have to be whole and complete in yourself. No one can give you that. You have to know who you are - what others say is irrelevant. - Nic Sheff
By no longer relying on approval from others for (false) reassurance or acceptance, you access a Divine channel of freedom. - Maria Flynn
Shame without repentance doesn’t lose power when it is spoken, it only seeks approval. - Shannon L. Alder
Do what you do only for God's sake, start for God's sake, work for God's sake, and act within the sphere of God's good approval. - Said Nursî
It is the storyteller's task to elicit sympathy and a measure of understanding for those who lie outside the boundaries of State approval. - Graham Greene
Vigilantes who executed some of the most vicious and ignoble acts of lawless brutality in U.S. history nevertheless considered those very acts to be the work of citizenship and in many cases elicited wide popular approval. - Linda Gordon
The fallacy in Peter's mind was this: he believed his relationship was dependent on his consistency in producing the qualities he thought had earned him the Lord's approval. - Lloyd John Ogilvie
To love someone, why do you need society's approval and permission? - Ai Yazawa
When we inhabit our own life—stop doing things based on the approval of others—we offload baggage and trade up to joy! - Laurie Buchanan, PhD
There isn't a soul on the planet who doesn't crave your approval. - Mike Dooley
Don't look to the approval of others for your mental stability - Karl Lagerfeld
A creative life cannot be sustained by approval any more than it can be destroyed by criticism. - Will Self
Approval is overrated...Approval and disapproval alike satisfy those who deliver it more than those who receive it. I don't care for approval, and I don't mind doing without. - Gregory Maguire
Dare to be different. Find the courage to accept that you may always fit in, and the peace within to stop looking for the approval of others. Just be the amazing being that you are. People who shine the light of who they truly are, are inspiring to others. - Eileen Anglin
If I were surrounded by people who always approved of me, I wouldn’t need such a deep relationship with my own sense of right and wrong. And you know what that means? It means that other people’s approval is actually a hindrance, more than a helper, when it comes to self-discovery. - Vironika Tugaleva
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses. - Johannes Kepler
When you can give up approval and appreciation seeking behaviors, then you will become true to yourself and the universe. - Debasish Mridha
I became a feminist upon the realization that, whether physical, mental, or emotional, everything involved in obtaining love and approval from men required some form of self-mutilation. - Maggie Young
Nobody can treat you like a liability without your approval - Ane Krstevska
My self-esteem is not tied to the approval of others. - Kenneth Wayne Wood
Don't beg for approval or expect respect. Respect comes from within and your choice to allow people to take it from you, by how you teach them to treat you. - Shannon L. Alder
When you no longer need approval from others like the air you breathe, the possibilities in life are endless. What an interesting little prison we build from the invisible bricks of other people's opinions. - Jacob Nordby
When a man feels throbbing within him the power to do what he undertakes as well as it can possibly be done, and all of his faculties say "amen" to what he is doing, and give their unqualified approval to his efforts, - this is happiness, this is success. - Orison Swett Marden
Be a person of value; never seek approval to be yourself. - Debasish Mridha
Stop worrying about approval and appreciation. Enjoy the beauty and effect of contributing to the universe. - Debasish Mridha
Everyone is looking for approval and appreciation even when they ask for criticism. - Debasish Mridha
Because one believes in oneself, one doesn't try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn't need others' approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her. - Lao Tzu
The harder you try to gain approval from others the more you push them away - Shellie Palmer
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval. - Mark Twain
CONSULT, v.i. To seek another's approval of a course of action already decided on. - Ambrose Bierce
An open Facebook page is simply a psychiatric dry erase board that screams, Look at me. I am insecure. I need your reaction to what I am doing, but you’re not cool enough to be my friend. Therefore, I will just pray you see this because the approval of God is not all I need. - Shannon L. Alder
If you find yourself craving approval, you are low on self-love. Stop grasping for a few scraps wherever you can. Go home and make yourself a feast. Love yourself deeply today. - Vironika Tugaleva
So you’ll have to wait for approval from your grandchildren. I wonder what our grandchildren will be like! Are you suggesting by that ‘our’ that you and I will have mutual grandchildren? Fie, Mrs. Kennedy! - Margaret Mitchell
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
The moment that any of us begins to trade principle for approval we give up our power.
The more you try, so desperately, to prove a point to get someone's approval, the more fleeting that approval might be, causing a chain of depreciation of self-esteem. Sometimes, all you need do is truly love yourself and get only the approval and acceptance of the inner self. - Ufuoma Apoki
Your mission: feel good about who you are, what you do, how you think, and how you look--without needing anybody's approval! - Karen Salmansohn
The best way to get approval is not to need it. - Hugh Macleod
Self-hatred is the best vehicle for making people do as they’re told because they are hungry to get approval. - Melinda Gebbie
Dare to be different. Find the courage to stop looking for the approval of others, or trying to fit in. Just be the amazing being that you are. People who shine the light of who they truly are, are inspiring to others. - Eileen Anglin
The best thing about being an author is the unspoken approval to dream while awake. - Alex G. Zarate
When you live your life seeking the opinion and approval of others, you become a slave in your mind and soul to others. This is the worst form of slavery. - Dr. Bien Sufficient
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