Approval Quotes

Quotes tagged as "approval" (showing 1-30 of 101)
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

Richelle E. Goodrich
“What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval?  I'm someone.  I approve.  So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway

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

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

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

“COMING FORTH INTO THE LIGHT

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

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

“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

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

Donna Goddard
“A balanced inner calmness radiates from a peaceful centre. It neither craves others' approval nor rejects others' presence. It neither pulls towards nor pushes away. It has a reverent attitude towards life and all its inhabitants.”
Donna Goddard, The Love of Devotion

“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

Gillian Duce
“When will you love yourself: that other people's approval no longer matters?”
Gillian Duce

“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

Guy Ritchie
“There is something about yourself that you don't know. Something that you will deny even exists until it's too late to do anything about it. It's the only reason you get up in the morning, the only reason you suffer the shitty boss, the blood, the sweat and the tears. This is because you want people to know how good, attractive, generous, funny, wild and clever you really are. "Fear or revere me, but please think I'm special." We share an addiction. We're approval junkies. We're all in it for the slap on the back and the gold watch. The "hip, hip, hoo-fucking-rah." Look at the clever boy with the badge, polishing his trophy. Shine on, you crazy diamond. Cos we're just monkeys wrapped in suits, begging for the approval of others.”
Guy Ritchie

Tanaz Bhathena
“In this world, no one cares if you are starving to death. No one even looks at you. They only care when you start doing things they don't approve of - like dancing with your clothes off.”
Tanaz Bhathena, A Girl Like That

“I do not seek the approval of people who do not approve of me”
Maria Koszler

Stephen R. Covey
“It is unpleasant and disturbing to be rejected. It is deeply satisfying to be accepted.”
Stephen R. Covey

Debasish Mridha
“Don’t wait for approval; don’t forget to appreciate the beauties of your life.”
Debasish Mridha

W. Somerset Maugham
“When people say they do not care what others think of them, for the most part they deceive themselves. Generally they mean only that no one will know their vulgarities; and at the utmost only that they are willing to act contrary to the opinion of the majority because they are supported by the approval of their neighbours. It is not difficult to be unconventional in the eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention of your set.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Moon and Sixpence

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“I would rather have the approval of God over the accolades of men. For while men might 'lift' me up, God is the only One who can 'take' me up.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Debasish Mridha
“To be a successful person, never wait for inspiration, appreciation, or approval. Drive on with absolute enthusiasm against all odds. You will reach your destination and be an inspiration to others.”
Debasish Mridha

Eric Jerome Dickey
“I let my towel drop to the carpet. Nakedness stared at nakedness, and nakedness smiled.”
Eric Jerome Dickey, One Night

J. Sheridan Le Fanu
“Jusging by the sour glance she threw on me as she said this, I concluded that I represented those 'late changes' to which all the sorrows of the house were referred. I felt unhappy under the ill-will even of this odious old woman, being one of those unhappily constructed mortals who cannot be indifferent when they reasonably ought, and always yearn after kindness, even that of the worthless.”
J. Sheridan Le Fanu, Uncle Silas

W. Somerset Maugham
“When people say they do not care what others think of them, for the most part they deceive themselves. Generally they mean only that no one will know their vulgarities; and at the utmost only that they are willing to act contrary to the opinion of the majority because they are supported by the approval of their neighbours. It is not difficult to be unconventional in the eyes of the world when your unconventionality is but the convention of your set. It affords you then an inordinate amount of self-esteem. You have the self-satisfaction of courage without the inconvenience of danger.”
W. Somerset Maugham, Moon and Sixpence

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