a society where all are related, simple decisions
require the approval of nearly everyone in that society.
It is society as a whole, not merely a part of it,
that must survive. This is the indigenous understanding.
It is the understanding in a global sense. We are
all indigenous people on this planet, and we have
to reorganize to get along.
believe that the world was created and approved by
love, that it subsists, coheres, and endures by love,
and that, insofar as it is redeemable, it can be redeemed
only by love.
not look for approval except for the consciousness
of doing your best.
who want the most approval get the least and people who
need approval the least get the most.
-- Wayne Dyer
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 become injurious for the individual
and for the community.
most of recorded history, parental violence against
children and men's violence against wives was explicitly
or implicitly condoned. Those who had the power
to prevent and/or punish this violence through religion,
law, or custom, openly or tacitly approved it. …..The
reason violence against women and children is finally
out in the open is that activists have brought it
to global attention."
all nuclear powers, including those which have been
more reluctant up to now, of the necessity to respect
the "vital interests" of all peoples and to become
fully aware of the profound truth of the following
conclusion which the United Nations approved by unanimity
four years ago: "Mankind is confronted with a choice:
we must halt the arms race and proceed to disarmament
or face annihilation".
prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man
to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
-- Johannes Kepler
about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner.
- Lao Tzu
Learn What They Live -
If a child lives with criticism, he learns to condemn.
If a child lives with hostility, he learns to fight.
If a child lives with ridicule, he learns to be shy.
If a child learns to feel shame, he learns to feel guilty.
If a child lives with tolerance, he learns to be patient.
If a child lives with encouragement he learns confidence
If a child lives with praise, he learns to appreciate.
He a child lives with fairness, he learns justice.
If a child lives with security, he learns to have faith.
If a child lives with approval, he learns to like himself.
I f a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he learns
to find love in the world.
-- Dorothy Law Neite
is particularly recommended, as a means of uniting
the inhabitants of the village into one family, that
while each faithfully adheres to the principles which
he most approves, at the same time all shall think
charitably of their neighbours respecting their religious
opinions, and not presumptuously suppose that theirs
alone are right.
harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it
is dearness only that gives everything its value. I
love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather
strength from distress and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink; but he
whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his
conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."
man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.