65 Approval Quotes On Success In Life

These approval quotes will inspire you. Approval, permission to do something, or the belief that someone or something is good or acceptable.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging approval quotes, approval sayings, and approval proverbs.

Best Approval Quotes

  1. “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  2. “The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.” ~ Denis Waitley
  3. “A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.” ~ Vernon Howard
  4. “A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.” ~ Mark Twain

  5. “People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.” ~ Wayne Dyer , People’s approval quotes
  6. “To seek approval is to have no resting place, no sanctuary. Like all judgement, approval encourages a constant striving. It makes us uncertain of who we are and of our true value. Approval cannot be trusted. It can be withdrawn at any time no matter what our track record has been. It is as nourishing of real growth as cotton candy. Yet many of us spend our lives pursuing it.” ~ Rachel Naomi Remen
  7. “As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.” ~ Hans Selye
  8. “The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .” ~ Dale Carnegie

  9. “Our desire for approval can only truly be met by receiving God’s acceptance and approval of us.” ~ Joyce Meyer
  10. “The deepest principle in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.” ~ William James
  11. “Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God’s approval.” ~ Thomas S. Monson
  12. “In a society where all are related, simple decisions require the approval of nearly everyone in that society. It is society as a whole, not merely a part of it, that must survive. This is the indigenous understanding. It is the understanding in a global sense. We are all indigenous people on this planet, and we have to reorganize to get along.” ~ Rebecca Adamson
  13. “Lean too much upon the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns.” ~ Tehyi Hsieh

  14. “The simulated approval and affection with which parents and teachers are often urged to solve behavior problems are counterfeit. So are flattery, backslap-ping, and many other ways of “winning friends.” ~ B. F. Skinner
  15. “Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child-rearing than approval.” ~ Phil Donahue
  16. “Even though I don’t feel I need approval, it’s still important to me to give a good performance. I’m hard on myself.” ~ Michelle Pfeiffer
  17. “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 , Friendship approval quotes
  18. “We’ve got a dictatorial president and a Justice Department that does not want Congress involved. Your guy’s acting like he’s king. His dad was at a 90 percent approval rating and he lost! And the same thing can happen to him!” ~ Dan Burton

  19. “Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?” ~ Robert Byrd
  20. “She’s leaving when the president has one of the highest approval ratings on record. From here, it can only go down. And when it does, you know who they’re going to blame. They’re gonna blame Andy Card!” ~ Andrew Card
  21. “But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.” ~ Thomas E. Mann
  22. “That does not mean that we must forego just and fair criticism, or refrain from opposition to policies which are debatable or which do not command our approval.” ~ Bainbridge Colby
  23. “But I’m not worried about seeking out the approval of others – that high school thing of joining the club.” ~ Stephan Jenkins

  24. “I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.” ~ William Shatner
  25. “Reputation is favorable notoriety as distinguished from fame, which is permanent approval of great deeds and noble thoughts by the best intelligence of mankind.” ~ George William Curtis
  26. “In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place.” ~ Stephen Ambrose
  27. “Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  28. “Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.” ~ Franz Schubert

  29. “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
  30. “Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.” ~ Laozi
  31. “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.” ~ Charles R. Schwab
  32. “God wants to father all of us until we’re dead sure of his approval, his guiding power and his promise of heaven.” ~ Bill Hybels

  33. “We can secure other people’s approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that.” ~ Mark Twain
  34. “The women who don’t feel that people think they’re sexy are the ones who seem to titillate in that way, because they don’t feel like they’re getting that kind of approval.” ~ Vanessa Carlton
  35. “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
  36. “But I always reassure them that as far as my contractual rights can go, I will protect them and make sure that they have approval over every bit of it so that they know I won’t show something that’s embarrassing.” ~ Jay Roach

  37. “It seems as if everybody in the country was getting impatient to get his or her particular soldier out of the Army and to upset the carefully arranged system of points for retirement which we had arranged with the approval of the Army itself.” ~ Henry L. Stimson
  38. “It was quite instant that he wanted Harry’s approval. Did you notice that? And the children sort of rescued him this time. It’s a great turnabout. That’s what happens as your children get older. They do things for you, and it’s quite shocking when they do.” ~ Robbie Coltraine
  39. “The government can access these funds but only following approval by the parliament to support our budget requirements and investments in infrastructure development, education, public health, and so on.” ~ Jose Ramos-Horta
  40. “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.” ~ Agnetha Faltskog

  41. “The increase of territory and power of empires by force of arms has been the policy of all great powers, and it has always been possible to get the approval of their state religion.” ~ John Boyd Orr
  42. “When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval.” ~ David Antin
  43. “President Bush has said that he does not need approval from the UN to wage war, and I’m thinking, well, hell, he didn’t need the approval of the American voters to become president, either.” ~ David Letterman
  44. “Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.” ~ Mason Cooley

  45. “Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.” ~ Maurice Chevalier
  46. “This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.” ~ Norm Dicks
  47. ]”First, his job approval ratings have been trending down for many months, a trend that has accelerated in recent weeks as the war on terrorism has been supplanted in the public’s mind by corporate scandals, stock market declines, and a growing sense of economic insecurity.” ~ Thomas E. Mann
  48. “I can assure you that everything I say and do has the complete approval of the Fuehrer and that I would not say or do anything that does not have his approval.” ~ Hjalmar Schacht

  49. “Acting, I found, was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?” ~ Elia Kazan
  50. “If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval.” ~ Ezra Pound
  51. “Now, I have big-money offers on three movies, and I have director approval. That’s kind of scary,’ he says. ‘No directors have been attached. That’s a lot of pressure on me” ~ Cuba Gooding, Jr.
  52. “When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn’t the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.” ~ Otto von Bismarck

  53. “To fill the hour; that is happiness to fill the hour, and leave no crevice for a repentance or an approval.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  54. “Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  55. “It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold
  56. “Many people allow their need for other people’s approval to control their lives. They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.” ~ Rick Warren

  57. “I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.” ~ Johannes Kepler
  58. “Please all, and you will please none.” ~ Aesop
  59. “If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself.” ~ Dorothy Nolte
  60. “The approval of the public is to be avoided like the plague. It is absolutely essential to keep the public from entering if one wishes to avoid confusion. I must add that the public must be kept panting in expectation at the gate by a system of challenges and provocations.” ~ Andre Breton
  61. “What do we call love, hate, charity, revenge, humanity, forgiveness? Different results of the master impulse, the necessity of securing one’s self-approval.” ~ Mark Twain

  62. “When people say, “I know God forgives me, but I can’t forgive myself,” they mean that they have failed an idol, whose approval is more important than God’s.” ~ Timothy Keller
  63. “The sole impulse which dictates and compels a man’s every act: the imperious necessity of securing his own approval, in every emergency and at all costs…. It is our only spur, our whip, our goad, our impelling power; we have no other.” ~ Mark Twain
  64. “We are not to be so concerned about who approves or disapproves of us, but remember that God’s approval is what counts. Those whom God approves are approved indeed.” ~ Myles Munroe
  65. “It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.” ~ Mark Twain

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