Quotes About Approval

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Mandy Hale
“You will never gain anyone's approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows.”
Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass

Louise L. Hay
“Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay, You Can Heal Your Life

Julian Barnes
“When we fall in love, we hope - both egotistically and altruistically - that we shall be finally, truly seen: judged and approved. Of course, love does not always bring approval: being seen may just as well lead to a thumbs-down and a season in hell.”
Julian Barnes, Nothing to Be Frightened Of

Johannes Kepler
“I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.”
Johannes Kepler

F. Scott Fitzgerald
“Most people think everybody feels about them much more violently than they actually do; they think other people's opinions of them swing through great arcs of approval or disapproval.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender Is the Night

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

Louise L. Hay
“You've been criticising yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”
Louise L. Hay

Criss Jami
“When a man has a gift in speaking the truth, brute aggression is no longer his security blanket for approval. He, on the contrary, spends most of his energy trying to tone it down because his very nature is already offensive enough.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

“A need for approval lies behind all efforts of evangelism. If someone else can be convinced, that will show us that we are on the right path. The attempt to convince someone of anything is a mark of insecurity. (173)”
Ravi Ravindra, The Wisdom of Patanjali's Yoga Sutras: A New Translation and Guide by Ravi Ravindra


I was born the day
I thought:
What is?
What was?
What if?

I was transformed the day
My ego shattered,
And all the superficial, material
Things that mattered
To me before,
Suddenly ceased
To matter.

I really came into being
The day I no longer cared about
What the world thought of me,
Only on my thoughts for
Changing the world.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

W. Somerset Maugham
“Man's desire for the approval of his fellows is so strong, his dread of their censure so violent, that he himself has brought his enemy (conscience) within his gates; and it keeps watch over him, vigilant always in the interests of its master to crush any half-formed desire to break away from the herd.”
W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence

“Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

“Be yourself because an original is worth more than just a copy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Gregory Maguire
“Are you an aberration to your species?' she cried. 'Cats don't look for approval!”
Gregory Maguire, A Lion Among Men

“Be yourself because an original is always worth more than a copy.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Save your shaming for the girl, Doctor. If I cared for human approval, I would have been dead long ago.” He turned and started wading into the swamp. “Time is passing. I, for one, have no intention of remaining here for your betrayer to bring back the soldiers and their guns.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Drowned Cities

Rachel Naomi Remen
“Of course love is never earned. It is a grace we give one another. Anything we need to earn is only approval.”
Rachel Naomi Remen, Kitchen Table Wisdom: Stories That Heal

“The only person whose approval yoy should really seek is your own!”
Corina Abdulahm-Negura

Vironika Tugaleva
“There is no way to genuinely, powerfully, truly love yourself while crafting a mask of perfection. I know, you know, we all know—it's hard to let your pimples and your flaws be seen. It's hard to stumble and bumble. It's hard to not know the right things to do or say. It's hard to not look like TV.

Sometimes, it's really hard for me to be the awkward mess that I am when I'm authentic, instead of having runway authenticity—all natural, but flawless. But every time I allow that to be okay, not just around myself but around others—I affirm something to myself. I affirm, to myself more than anyone else, that I am lovable and acceptable unconditionally. I affirm that it's okay to take on and take in all the flavours and hues of human experience, and not just the ones that are acceptable in this culture, in this time, in this place.

And that kind of acceptance, that kind of love—that's the kind of love that creates miracles. That's the kind of love I really need. That's the kind of love that makes approval taste like cardboard.”
Vironika Tugaleva

Wataru Watari
“A friendship where you're always trying to be considerate of the other person, always worrying about what they think, always responding to every single text, always seeking their approval and then finally connecting with them, isn't friendship at all.”
Wataru Watari, やはり俺の青春ラブコメはまちがっている 1

Sheila Walsh
“What I think we as the church lack, though, is a place to talk about how things really are right now. In our desire to be an inspiration to one another we often veil what is true, because what is true is not always inspirational. It's not easy to watch or personally experience a marriage on the verge of divorce, or a child battling cancer, or a betrayal of the worst kind, or dreams lost in the dust, or overwhelming feelings of despair or emptiness. But these things are real. And hurting believers whose lives are in tatters need real help. If we were able to put aside our need for approval long enough to be authentic, then, surely, we would be living as the church.”
Sheila Walsh, Loved Back to Life: How I Found the Courage to Live Free

Amit Kalantri
“Respect cannot be inherited, respect is the result of right actions.”
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

“Never let others upset or belittle you without your approval. It is crucial to be self-conscious at all times because with so much going on, you cannot afford to have others in charge of your own life.”
Gugu Mona

Vironika Tugaleva
“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

Elliott Holt
“We knew the boys weren't worthy of passing judgment on us. And yet we spent our lives chasing approval.”
Elliott Holt, You Are One of Them

“We tend to live down to other people’s expectations, especially the people closest to us. It is more difficult to obtain approval of people who hold us in high regard than to accept the lower standards that other people hold of us.”
Kilroy J. Oldster, Dead Toad Scrolls

“We live with the key purpose of receiving the approval of those around us because we don’t know who we are in reality”
Sunday Adelaja

“Don’t try to make anyone like you. Work on you and the right people will be drawn to you. Mind games consume energy that could have been used on something more productive and fulfilling.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

“If they don't like you for who you are, it means they're not meant to be in your life.”
Izey Victoria Odiase

“The direction in which a cloud is moving is always approved of by the wind.”
Marty Rubin

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