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A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Many people think of perfectionism as striving to be your best, but it is not about self-improvement; it's about earning approval and acceptance.
Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don't base your self-esteem on their opinions.
If anything, we should feel sorry for the people who want us to feel bad about ourselves, because they are the ones struggling for approval. In middle school, bullies tortured other kids because they thought it would make people like them more.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
Everyone wants to be liked; everyone wants approval. No one likes being ignored.
People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.
When I started writing, I did have some idealised notion of my dad as a writer. But I have less and less of a literary rivalry with him as I've gone on. I certainly don't feel I need his approval, although maybe that's because I'm confident that I've got it.
As a minister, you shouldn't imagine you know better than the technical experts in your ministry. In the end you're there to apply the political stamp of approval.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
Thomas S. Monson
If you are going to do something truly innovative, you have to be someone who does not value social approval. You can't need social approval to go forward. Otherwise, how would you ever do the thing that you are doing?
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
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.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
I started saying things in church that didn't meet with a lot of approval - like 'Jesus isn't coming back.' They started throwing Bibles.
We young Filipinos are trying to make over a nation and must not halt in our march, but from time to time turn our gaze upon our elders. We shall wish to read in their countenances approval of our actions.
There is no part of the executive branch that more exists on the outer edge of executive prerogative than the American intelligence community - the intelligence community, CIA, covert action. My literal responsibility as director of CIA with regard to covert action was to inform the Congress - not to seek their approval, to inform.
I'm so glad I'm not a dentist. How many times does someone say, 'Oh, Doc, it felt so good when you were drilling my teeth'? Never. But when you give someone a wonderful cookie, you put a little of yourself in, and you see someone's face light up - that's immediate approval.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.
If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval.
I try to be feminist in, like, I love myself and I don't need someone else's approval.
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.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval.
I think the most attractive thing for me when I meet a guy is confidence and him being comfortable in his own skin. I like someone who doesn't need approval or validation.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
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