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    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

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I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval read more

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.

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Imagine books and music and movies being filtered and homogenized. Certified. Approved for consumption. People will be happy to give read more

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.

by Chuck Palahniuk Found in: Approval Quotes,
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We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred read more

We can secure other people's approval, if we do right and try hard; but our own is worth a hundred of it, and no way has been found out of securing that

by Mark Twain Found in: Approval Quotes,
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As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.

As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.

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A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.

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Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It read more

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.

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A man cannot be uncomfortable without his own approval

A man cannot be uncomfortable without his own approval

by Mark Twain Found in: Approval Quotes,
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Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.

by Andrew Carnegie Found in: Approval Quotes,
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Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns

Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns

by Tehyi Hsieh Found in: Approval Quotes,
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