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'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

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When a man says he approves of something in principle,
it means he hasn't the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck

You have not found your place until all your faculties are roused,
and your whole nature consents and approves of the work you are doing.
- Orison Swett Marden

If what the heart approves conforms to proper patterns,
then even if one's desires are many,
what harm would they be to good order?
- Xun Zi

 

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.
- Thomas Paine

I love those who can smile in trouble,
who can gather strength from distress,
and grow brave by reflection.
'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blind-folded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

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I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear.
- Florynce R. Kennedy

Taxes are important.
President Bush's tax proposals leave no rich person behind.
Voters approve of President Bush helping the kind of
people they wish they were one of.
- Andy Rooney

And I always read the English translation and always
have conversations with my translator,
for example about the names.
I always have to approve it.
- Cornelia Funke

Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of.
- Stephen Ambrose

God cannot approve of a system of servitude,
in which the master is guilty of assuming absolute power -
of assuming God's place and relation towards his fellow-men.
- Gerrit Smith

The easy way out is to approve an early retirement
plan one year but not pay out sick and vacation time
to deserving employees until three years later.
Unfortunately, later is now.
- Jodi Rell

I have never wished to cater to the crowd;
for what I know they do not approve,
and what they approve I do not know.
- Epicurus

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope

Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected,
but I can reject anything the council has approved.
- Jane Alexander

Whenever we approve, we can find a hundred good reasons
to justify our approbation.
Whenever we dislike, we can find a thousand to justify our dislike.
- Samuel Richardson

If you want your writing to be taken seriously,
don't marry and have kids, and above all,
don't die.
But if you have to die, commit suicide.
They approve of that.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you.
- David Attenborough

I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity.
- Diana Vreeland

The state and the church seldom approve of anything I do.
I don't need their approval.
I don't aspire to the heterosexual nuclear family model.
- Jasmine Guy

As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him,
so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth.
He that follows this rule may be old in body,
but can never be so in mind.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

It might be a bad thing, not to know what's going on in the world.
I can't say I really approve of it.
- Sharon Olds

Fix reason firmly in her seat,
and call to her tribunal every fact, every opinion.
Question with boldness even the existence of a God;
because, if there be one,
he must more approve of the homage of reason,
than that of blindfolded fear.
- Thomas Jefferson

NASA has to approve whatever we wear,
so there are clothes to choose from,
like space shorts -
we wear those a lot -
and NASA T-shirts.
- Sally Ride

When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination.
When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable.
- Xun Zi

What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve:
The sure,
sweet cement, glue, and lime of love.
- Robert Herrick

Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy
only if they can be happy in ways which we approve.
- Robert Lynd

Conscience allows us to do two things:
Pass judgment on ourselves;
approve or condemn our own conduct.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Natalie's estate is handled by Global Icons,
and they police the world so her picture isn't on a
T-shirt or coffee cup unless we approve of it.
- Robert Wagner

A lot of people out there pay good lip service to the
idea of personal freedom...
right up to the point that someone tries to do something
that they don't personally approve of.
- Neal Boortz

I got a part as a chorus girl in a show called Every
Sailor and I had fun doing it.
Mother didn't really approve of it, through.
- James Cagney

They that approve a private opinion,
call it opinion; but they that dislike it,
heresy; and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion.
- Thomas Hobbes

I've got high standards when it comes to boys.
As my dad says, all girls should!
I'm from the South - Tennessee, to be exact -
and down there,
we're all about southern hospitality.
I know that if I like a guy, he better be nice,
and above all, my dad has to approve of him!
- Miley Cyrus

I like them all - I don't always approve.
I see myself as a sort of benevolent uncle to these characters,
and I can see why they do what they do;
sometimes they make some mistakes,
but at heart I think they're decent.
- Patrick Marber

In my teens, I developed a passionate idolatry for
a teacher of English literature.
I wanted to do something that he would approve of more,
so I thought I should be some sort of a scholar.
- Trevor Nunn

I always loved my mother, felt loved,
but she was judgmental.
Her father in Ireland didn't approve of women generally,
and she took on his values.
She believed her own mother was foolish.
- Julie Walters

The first book I wrote was The Bride Price which was a romantic book,
but my husband burnt the book when he saw it.
I was the typical African woman, I'd done this privately,
I wanted him to look at it, approve it and he said he wouldn't read it.
- Buchi Emecheta

We will see a breakdown of the family and family values
if we decide to approve same-sex marriage,
and if we decide to establish homosexuality as an acceptable
alternative lifestyle with all the benefits that go
with equating it with the heterosexual lifestyle.
- Jerry Falwell

In France we have a law which doesn't allow the press
to publish a photo that you didn't approve.
It lets the paparazzi take the picture,
but if they publish this picture, you have the choice to sue the newspaper.
So me, I always sued them.
- Audrey Tautou

So far, 44 States, or 88 percent of the States,
have enacted laws providing that marriage shall consist
of a union between a man and a woman.
Only 75 percent of the States are required to approve
a constitutional amendment.
- Jack Kingston

Family life itself, that safest, most traditional,
most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary:
It is,
perpetually, a dangerous place.
- Margaret Drabble

No expense has been incurred but what has been approved
of and provided for by Parliament.
- Robert Walpole

All these jokes have been pre-approved as funny by me.
- Mitch Hedberg

Nothing is as approved as mediocrity,
the majority has established it and it fixes it fangs
on whatever gets beyond it either way.
- Blaise Pascal

I'm proud to report that in 2004 alone,
we approved 3,600 new units of housing -
our best year ever!
- Thomas Menino

I don't know anyone at the highest levels who approved Abu Ghraib.
If President Barack Obama for a moment thought that
somebody at a high level had approved it,
he would go after them.
- Peter King

When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program,
generally.
I figured an economic system should work for people,
not vice versa.
- Sargent Shriver

Whatsoever is good; the same is also approved of God.
- Richard Hooker

As much as the next person, I want to be approved of,
but I'm not greedy for that stuff.
- Colin Firth

It is true that the politician, in his professional character,
does not always, or even very often,
conform to the most approved pattern of private conduct.
- Frederick Scott Oliver

Upon this the Hungarian ministers resigned,
but the names submitted by the president of the council,
at the demand of the king, were not approved of for successors.
- Lajos Kossuth

The project to settle Palestinians here will be never
be approved during my tenure regardless of the price.
- Emile Lahoud

Most of the research which is done is determined by
the requirement that it shall,
in a fairly obvious and predictable way,
reinforce the approved or fashionable theories.
- Celia Green

The need for a permanent status resolution approved
by Congress is made even more clear to me because of
my experience as a former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations.
- Dick Thornburgh

That which concerns everyone must also be discussed
and approved by everyone.
- Guy Verhofstadt

If all the world hated you, and believed you wicked,
while your own conscience approved you,
and absolved you from guilt, you would not be without friends.
- Charlotte Bronte

Anything you see on the screen was at one point approved by me.
- Craig McCracken

My manner of thinking, so you say, cannot be approved.
Do you suppose I care? A poor fool indeed is he who
adopts a manner of thinking for others!
- Marquis de Sade

The people of Florida in 2002 voted and approved class
size limits in Florida to make sure that the State
pays for smaller class sizes and not local districts.
- Kendrick Meek

Back in 1983, the United States government approved
the release of the first genetically modified organism.
In this case, it was a bacteria that prevents frost on food crops.
- Jeremy Rifkin

Now back in those days, to become a rural mail carrier
you had to be approved by congress.
- Betty Hill

We have the opportunity to provide the first FDA reviewed
and approved over-the-counter option that can help
people lose weight and make changes to their lifestyle and diet.
- Steve Burton

If I am fool, it is, at least, a doubting one;
and I envy no one the certainty of his self-approved wisdom.
- George Byron

Russia also declared its independence.
This was approved by the Supreme Soviet,
and you know and remember that there was the Declaration
on the Independence of Russia.
- Boris Yeltsin

In mid-May, the House of Representatives approved the
full amount of money that the Veterans Administration
said was needed for next year -
plus an additional $1 billion increase for veterans' health care.
- Doc Hastings

Many critics of the Palestinians, especially those in Congress,
think the current calm is merely the eye of the storm.
That's why the House of Representatives approved a
foreign aid package last week that forbade the direct
financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority .
- Suzanne Fields

The working out of a balanced economy throughout Germany
to provide the necessary means to pay for approved
imports has not been accomplished,
although that too is expressly required by the Potsdam Agreement.
- James F. Byrnes

Social Democratic and trade union organs have approved
of the illegal invasion of Belgium,
of the massacre of suspected guerrillas,
as well as their wives and children,
as well as the destruction of their homes in various towns and districts.
- Clara Zetkin

New planted Colonies are generally attended with a
Force and Necessity of Planting the known and approved
Staple and Product of the Country,
as well as all the Provisions their Families spend.
- John Lawson

Despite Arizona's remarkable growth in recent years,
we have met the current federal health standards for
ozone pollution and the Environmental Protection Agency
recently approved our dust control plan.
- Jane D. Hull


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