Please all, and you will please none.
620-560 BC Greek Fabulist
Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make.
1888-1955 American Author Trainer
The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .
340-410 Egyptian Latin Poet
Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.
1599-1658 Parliamentarian General Lord Protector of England
People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.
1940 American Psychotherapist Author Lecturer
It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them.
1949 American Boxer
It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
1905-1961 Swedish Statesman Secretary-general of UN
He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
1842-1910 American Psychologist Professor Author
The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
1709-1784 British Author
Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eyes.
1797-1868 American Author
My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.
1807-1855 American Author
Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.
Peale, Norman Vincent
1898-1993 American Christian Reformed Pastor Speaker Author
There just isn’t any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.
The best ballplayer’s the one who doesn’t think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.
1889-1975 American Baseball Player and Manager
I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.
Tournier, Dr. Paul
Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.
At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.
Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.