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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. -- Rebecca
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".
much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent
man to the thoughtless approval of the masses.
-- Johannes Kepler
Care 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
I f a child lives with acceptance and friendship, he
learns to find love in the world.
-- Dorothy Law Neite
"it 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
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
man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.