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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
Getting that audience approval is always a question mark, and it's always that flag that flutters in front of you.
He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful.
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.
People striving for approval from others become phony.
Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
Thomas S. Monson
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
Cooking for people is an enormously significant expression of generosity and soulfulness, and entertaining is a way to be both generous and creative. You're sharing your life with people. Of course, it's also an expression of your own need for approval and applause. Nothing wrong with that.
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.
When we consistently suppress and distrust our intuitive knowingness, looking instead for authority, validation, and approval from others, we give our personal power away.
I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
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.
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'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.
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
Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.
If torture is going to be administered as a last resort in the ticking-bomb case, to save enormous numbers of lives, it ought to be done openly, with accountability, with approval by the president of the United States or by a Supreme Court justice.
With gridlock the norm, Congress's approval rating is below 10 percent and the public has lost faith in its national leadership.
Eventually you just have to realize that you're living for an audience of one. I'm not here for anyone else's approval.
Whenever I do a deal I always have the right of approval.
I've always been looking for other people's approval.
The tragedy for comedians is there's nothing more they want than to be liked. We desperately seek approval. It's almost like a personality disorder you can do as a job.
If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.
We all seek approval, and our mother's seal is usually the most important. The nitty gritty is that we have to accept ourselves, even if it is just to be ready for the next cut-down. Mom's blessing or not.
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