Quotes About Approval

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Quotes About Approval

The sole impulse which dictates and compels a mans 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 —

The trees sang their approval.
Ruith cocked an ear and listened to them for a moment or two, smiled faintly, then continued on his way toward her. Sarah felt her breath catch, again. She wondered if there would ever come a day when she could look at him and yawn.

— Lynn Kurland

What an immature, self-destructive, antiquated mischief is man! How obscure and gross his prancing and chattering on his little stage of evolution! How loathsome and beyond words boring all the thoughts and self-approval of his biological by-product! this half-formed, ill-conditioned body! this erratic, maladjusted mechanism of his soul: on one side the harmonious instincts and balanced responses of the animal, on the other the inflexible purpose of the engine, and between them man, equally alien from the being of Nature and the doing of the machine, the vile becoming!

— Evelyn Waugh

There is a greater Christian faith than one which settles for the temporal happiness, and that is the augmentation of faith. The more faithful you become, the harder the obstacles get; but the harder the obstacles get, the tougher your spine grows; and the tougher your spine grows, the less dependent you are on man's approval. I came to know this about Christianity when valuing faith before comfort.

— Criss Jami

Virtue comes by nature, learning, and practice, and thanks to virtue, all of the aforesaid may deserve approval.

— Apollonius Of Tyana

Stories that pander to your every readerly desire and whim are like overly loyal dogs that live for the simple glow of your approval. I'm a cat person. I like a little aloofness in my pets and my writing.

— Alden Bell

Most people believe the journey they begin with Christ goes forward, but that is not how he works. A spiritual life is not cutting ties with people, in order to walk clean in the future. The journey home isn't running away from obstacles. It is learning to stand where you are now and handle people, assert yourself, set boundaries and never feel your happiness is dependent on another person's approval of your choices, beliefs or spiritual needs.

— Shannon L. Alder

Eroticism is the approval of life unto death.

— Georges Bataille

Next to the disapproval of our friends, the approval of our enemies is most to be dreaded.

— Octave Feuillet

Your approval gives others the confidence to serve, to learn, to try.

— Ron Kaufman

President Obama's approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.

— Jay Leno

At the heart of the matter of masculine excess is a great longing for the love and approval of a father, a man who can tell another man that his masculinity is splendid enough and he can now relax.

— Frank Pittman

Material things aside, we need not advice but approval.

— Coco Chanel

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