approval

A Quote by Arthur Guiterman on approval and nature

What one approves , another scorns, And thus his nature each discloses: You find the rosebush full of thorns, I find the thornbush full of roses.

Arthur Guiterman (1871 - 1943)

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A Quote by Aristides the Just on approval, art, cities, and men

By Themistocles alone, or with very few others, does this saying appear to be approved, which, though Alcæus formerly had produced, many afterwards claimed: "Not stones, nor wood, nor the art of artisans, make a state; but where men are who know how to take care of themselves, these are cities and walls."

Aristides the Just (c. 530 - c. 468 BC)

Source: Orations (Jebb's edition), vol. ii. (trans. by A. W. Austin).

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on approval, disease, extremism, poverty, and remedies

EJECTION, n. An approved remedy for the disease of garrulity. It is also much used in cases of extreme poverty.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on advice, approval, and decisions

Advice: n. to seek another's approval of a course already decided upon.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on approval, faults, heart, joy, lies, stupidity, and superiority

Plays round the head, but comes not to the heart. One self-approving hour whole years outweighs Of stupid starers and of loud huzzas; And more true joy Marcellus exil'd feels Than Cæsar with a senate at his heels. In parts superior what advantage lies? Tell (for you can) what is it to be wise? 'T is but to know how little can be known; To see all others' faults, and feel our own.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle iv. Line 254.

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A Quote by Alexander Hamilton on admiration, approval, integrity, patriotism, posterity, respect, soldiers, talent, and wisdom

In testimony of their Respect For The Patriot of incorruptible Integrity, The Soldier of approved Valour The Statesman of consummate Wisdom; Whose Talents and Virtues will be admired By Grateful Posterity Long after this Marble shall have mouldered into Dust

Alexander Hamilton (c.1756 - 1804)

Source: (Trinity Churchyard; New York, New York)

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A Quote by A. W. Robertson on approval, decisions, facts, improvement, performance, and reason

We should all be very careful when we say "no" to a suggested improvement or plan made by a subordinate. A "no" in most cases is final. We are usually more careful when we say "yes" because we know that our "yes" decisions will have to stand the test of performance or further approval. As a matter of fact, we should be more careful with our "noes" for the very reason that they do not have to stand the test of performance or further approval.

A. W. Robertson

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