Approval Quotes

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.
Carnegie, Dale
1888-1955 American Author Trainer

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping .
Claudianus, Claudius
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.
Cromwell, Oliver
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.
Dyer, Wayne
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.
Foreman, George
1949 American Boxer

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.
Hammarskjold, Dag
1905-1961 Swedish Statesman Secretary-general of UN

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Hull, Raymond

The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
James, William
1842-1910 American Psychologist Professor Author

The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.
Johnson, Samuel
1709-1784 British Author

Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eyes.
Lover, Samuel
1797-1868 American Author

My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.
Montgomery, Robert
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.
Rosenberg, Joel

The best ballplayer’s the one who doesn’t think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.
Stengel, Casey
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.
Unknown, Source

At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.
Wagner, Maurice

Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.

Weissman, Rozanne

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