People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.
A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.
A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
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.
The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval.
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.
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.
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.
Children now expect their parents to audition for approval.
Approval or blame will follow in the world to come.
But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism.
I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval.
Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval.
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.
Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon.
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.