Quotes and Sayings about Approval
"In America, Jefferson noted with approval, women knew their place."
- Stephen Ambrose
(Related: Women, America, Approval)
"When my mother left her second husband, she wrote her autobiography and presented it to him for his approval."
- David Antin
(Related: Mother, HusbApproval, Autobiography)
"Applause felt like approval, and it became a drug that soothed the pain, but only temporarily."
- Anita Baker
(Related: Applause, Approval, Pain)
"I was really small when jazz broke through in England and I can still remember sneaking off to the living room to listen to it on the radio - much to my parent's disapproval."
- Jeff Beck
(Related: England, Jazz, Living)
"Consult: To seek approval for a course of action already decided upon."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Action, Approval)
"Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause."
- Rudolf Bing
(Related: Applause, Vulgarity)
"Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently."
- Harry A. Blackmun
(Related: Homosexuality, Houses)
"Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it."
- James H. Breasted
"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
(Related: Dad, Acting, Approval, Congress, Justice, President, Want)
"Is it any wonder, why the approval ratings of the Congress go up every time we go into recess?"
- Robert Byrd
(Related: Time, Approval, Congress, Wonder)
"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
(Related: Approval, Blame, President)
"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
(Related: Women, People, Approval)
"The American people have every right to be outraged with the administration's approval of the UAE port deal. It is time the people's House make the security of our Nation's ports a priority."
- Russ Carnahan
(Related: Time, People, American, Approval, Nation, Right, Security)
"Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best."
- Andrew Carnegie
(Related: Approval, Consciousness)
"Those whose approval you seek most give you the least."
- Maurice Chevalier
"One month, two months, I am ready to accept any accord on this point that has the approval of the inspectors."
- Jacques Chirac
(Related: Approval, Months)
"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
(Related: Approval, Criticism, Opposition)
"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 Coltrane
(Related: Time, Approval, Children)
"Children now expect their parents to audition for approval."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Approval, Children, Now, Parents)
"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
(Related: Intelligence, Thoughts, Approval, Deeds, Fame, Mankind, Reputation)
"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."
- Ellen DeGeneres
(Related: Approval, Now, Right)
"This funding from the National Endowment for the Arts has been like the Good Housekeeping seal of approval."
- Norm Dicks
(Related: Approval, Housekeeping)
"Spanking and verbal criticism have become, to many parents, more important tools of child rearing than approval."
- Phil Donahue
(Related: Approval, Criticism, Parents, Tools)
"People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most."
- Wayne Dyer
(Related: People, Approval, Want)
"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
(Related: Approval, End, Flattery)
"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
(Related: Approval, Children, First, Future)
"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.
(Related: Movies, Approval, Now, Pressure)
"The main reason why men and women make different aesthetic judgments is the fact that the latter, generally incapable of abstraction, only admire what meets their complete approval."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Men, Women, Approval, Fact, Reason)
"I look around me and nowhere do I see a stamp of disapproval with which nature marked a woman's candid brow."
- Franz Grillparzer
(Related: Nature, Woman)
"The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do. I don't need their approval. I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model."
- Jasmine Guy
(Related: Family, Church, Approval, State)
"He gains everyone's approval who mixes the pleasant with the useful."
"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
(Related: Government, Education, Health, Development, Approval, Parliament, Public, Support)
"A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep."
- Vernon Howard
(Related: Approval, Needs, Sheep)
"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
(Related: Power, Father, God, Approval, Heaven, Promise)
"But I'm not worried about seeking out the approval of others - that high school thing of joining the club."
- Stephan Jenkins
(Related: Approval, School)
"Acting... was the biggest charge I ever had. What other artist has it so good? Approval so quick?"
- Elia Kazan
(Related: Acting, Approval, Artist, Quick)
"I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses."
- Johann Kepler
(Related: Approval, Criticism, Man)
"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
(Related: War, American, Approval, Hell, President, Thinking, Wage)
"My father was adamant in his disapproval of my interest in show business."
- Paul Lynde
(Related: Business, Father, Interest)
"Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout."
- Melvin Maddocks
(Related: Approval, Giving, Jazz)
"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
(Related: War, Approval, Corporate, First, Insecurity, Job, Mind, Months, Public, Sense, Terrorism)
"But presidential approval also became a surrogate measure of national unity and patriotism."
- Thomas E. Mann
(Related: Patriotism, Approval, Measure, Unity)
"The vehemence with which certain critics have chosen not simply to criticize what I've written, but to challenge my writing this story at all, speaks of what the book is about: fear of disapproval."
- Joyce Maynard
(Related: Fear, Challenge, Writing)
"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
(Related: Approval, Defeat, Friends, Moments, Trying)
"Courage, not compromise, brings the smile of God's approval."
- Thomas S. Monson
(Related: God, Courage, Approval, Compromise, Smile)
"The pursuit of approval usually ends in disaster."
- Chris Morris
(Related: Approval, Disaster, Pursuit)
"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
(Related: Power, Religion, Policy, Approval, Force, State)
"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
(Related: Performance, Approval)
"If I could believe the Quakers banned music because church music is so damn bad, I should view them with approval."
- Ezra Pound
(Related: Music, Church, Approval, Quakers)
"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
(Related: Approval, Rights, Will)
"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
"Approval or blame will follow in the world to come."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Approval, Blame, Will, World)
"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 Schwab
(Related: Work, Approval, Criticism, Effort, Man, Spirit)
"As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation."
- Hans Selye
"I think the acting satisfies the need and desire for approval."
- William Shatner
(Related: Acting, Approval, Desire)
"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
(Related: Approval, Army, Country, Retirement)
"This joy of discovery is real, and it is one of our rewards. So too is the approval of our work by our peers."
- Henry Taube
(Related: Work, Approval, Discovery, Joy)
"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
(Related: Truth, Control, Approval, Impulses, Lies, Will)
"A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Approval, Man)
"The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval."
- Denis Waitley
(Related: Achievement, Approval)
"A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval."
- Barbara Walters
(Related: Approval, Man)
"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
(Related: Women, Approval, Identity, Self, Will)