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Letter "A" » 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.»
«Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won't feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.»
«Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns»
«A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.»
«Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.»
«Desire for approval and recognition is a healthy motive, but the desire to be acknowledged as better, stronger or more intelligent than a fellow being or fellow scholar easily leads to an excessively egoistic psychological adjustment, which may becom»
«Imagine books and music and movies being filtered and homogenized. Certified. Approved for consumption. People will be happy to give up most of their culture for the assurance that the tiny bit that comes through is safe and clean. White noise.»
«A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.»
«A man cannot be uncomfortable without his own approval»