Approving Quotes

Approving Quotes by Samuel Johnson, Emily Dickinson, Jo Coudert, Anna Chlumsky, Trenton Lee Stewart, Bruce R. McConkie and many others.

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So willing is every man to flatter himself, that the difference between approving laws, and obeying them, is frequently forgotten; he that acknowledges the obligations of morality and pleases his vanity with enforcing them to others, concludes himself zealous in the cause of virtue.
Samuel Johnson
The sun proceeds unmoved
To measure off another day
For an approving God.
Emily Dickinson
Hardening of the hearteries is the most serious affliction besetting marriage, and warm, good-humored, approving words are the only effective preventive.
Jo Coudert
Kids are brought into show business because they are cute and see truth and they’re very bright. But there’s a sense of doing it because you want the adults to be approving of you. You want to make them happy.
Anna Chlumsky
Now listen, we need to be quiet as mice. No, quieter than that. As quiet as…as…” “Dead mice?” Reynie suggested. “Perfect,” said Kate with an approving nod. “As quiet as dead mice.
Trenton Lee Stewart
We make our own choices, and then we present the matter to the Lord and get his approving, ratifying seal.
Bruce R. McConkie
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.
Charles Darwin
We cannot go up on a wire. We cannot do a search without a judge on the FISA Court approving it and determining that we have met the standard that has been set forth by Congress in order to utilize these techniques.
Robert Mueller
We ought to regard books as we do sweetmeats, not wholly to aim at the pleasantest, but chiefly to respect the wholesomest; not forbidding either, but approving the latter most.
Apparently with no surprise To any happy Flower The Frost beheads it at its play — In accidental power — The blonde Assassin passes on — The Sun proceeds unmoved To measure off another Day For an Approving God.
Emily Dickinson
One self-approving hour whole years outweighs.
Alexander Pope
Toil on, son, and do not lose heart or hope. Let nothing you dismay. You are not utterly forsaken. I, too, am here–here in the darkness waiting, here attentive, here approving of your labor and your dream.
Thomas Wolfe
Vanity in its idler moments is benevolent, is as willing to give pleasure as to take it, and accepts as sufficient reward for its services a kind word or an approving smile.
Alexander Smith
[Sen. John] Kerry is also a man who opposes the death penalty, wants to restrict access to guns and voted against the resolution approving the start of ground operations against Saddam Hussein in 1991 – just what you would expect from Ted Kennedy’s partner and Michael Dukakis’s running mate.
David S. Broder
How quick come the reasons for approving what we like!
Jane Austen
Only in the exceptional case, where the integrity and competence of the advisers have been thoroughly demonstrated, should the investor act upon the advice of others without understanding and approving the decision made.
Benjamin Graham
Walking abroad, one is the admiration of all little boys, and meets an approving glance from every eye of elderly.
Wilfred Owen
Try approving of yourself just as you are, and spoiling yourself rotten with small kid’s pleasures.
Julia Cameron
Approving some religious claims while deeming others unworthy of accommodation could be ‘perceived as favoring one religion over another,’ the very ‘risk the [Constitution’s] Establishment Clause was designed to preclude.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Whoever criticizes capitalism, while approving immigration, whose working class is its first victim, had better shut up. Whoever criticizes immigration, while remaining silent about capitalism, should do the same.
Alain de Benoist
Animated by Christian motives and directed to Christian ends, it shall in no wise go unrewarded: here, by the testimony of an approving conscience; hereafter, by the benediction of our blessed Redeemer, and a brighter inheritance his Father’s house.
Richard Mant
The Good News is that God’s mercy and forgiveness extend to those who repent. Mercy does not mean approving of something that is sinful, but does absolve the wrongdoer after a change of heart takes place in the sinner through the gift of God’s grace.
Thomas J. Paprocki
Understanding is the beginning of approving.
Andre Gide
Religion stalks across the face of human history, knee-deep in the blood of innocents, clasping its red hands in hymns of praise to an approving God.
Philip Appleman
Man is naturally more desirous of a quiet and approving, than of a vigilant and tender conscience–more desirous of security than of safety.
Richard Whately
Grace is not looking for good men whom it may approve, for it is not grace but mere justice to approve goodness. [Rather] it is looking for condemned, guilty, speechless and helpless men whom it may save, sanctify and glorify.
C. I. Scofield
Do not look for approval except for the consciousness of doing your best.
Andrew Carnegie
Father I am waiting, I need to hear from You, to know that You’re approving, of what I say and do, cause nothing really satisfies, like when You speak my name, so tell me that You’ll never leave and everything will be okay. In Your presence, all fear is gone… in Your presence, is where I belong.
Jason Upton
I noticed you right away.” She gave me an approving look. “I like quiet, polite men. And men who wear Hugo Boss. I was hoping you weren’t gay. Or that you were only half-gay. Like Paul.” “Uh…sorry,” I said. “It’s pretty much full-time now. The pay’s not great, but the perks…
Josh Lanyon
You have only always to do what is right. It will become easier by practice, and you enjoy in the midst of your trials the pleasure of an approving conscience.
Robert E. Lee
I was the Playmate editor for Playboy for two years. I produced two years’ worth of centerfolds. I did everything on that, from picking the girls to designing the sets to picking the wardrobe, coming up with themes, assigning the photographer, down to editing the photos and approving the retouching.
Holly Madison
You have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.
Louise Hay
Affirming words from moms and dads are like light switches. Speak a word of affirmation at the right moment in a child’s life and it’s like lighting up a whole roomful of possibilities.
Gary Smalley
It is a wise child that knows its own father, and an unusual one that unreservedly approves of him.
Mark Twain
Things and persons appear to us according to the light we throw upon them from our own minds. How unconsciously we judge others by the light that is within ourselves, condemning or approving them by our own conception of right and wrong, honor and dishonor! We show by our judgment just what the light within us is.
Laura Ingalls Wilder