Quotations that match 'approve'.

When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good. Charles Caleb Colton
[ Applaud Ask Disapprove Done Good Harm Millions Seriously Yourself]
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
[ Approved Attended Colonies Country Families Force Generally Known Necessity New Planted Planting Product Provisions Spend Staple Their Well]
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
[ Approved Class Districts Florida Limits Local Make Pays Size Sizes Smaller State Sure Voted]
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
[ Always Approved Character Conduct Conform Does Even His Most Often Pattern Politician Private Professional True Very]
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
[ Approve Behind Bush Helping Important Kind Leave Person President Proposals Rich Tax Taxes Voters Were Wish]
Now back in those days, to become a rural mail carrier you had to be approved by congress. Betty Hill
[ Approved Back Become Carrier Congress Days Had Mail Now Rural Those]
Under the Obama administration, TSA has been operating without an administrator for a year and a half. After the president's first two choices failed to meet expectations, a new administrator, John Pistole, was finally approved on Friday. Unfortunately, it will be the fifth administrator in eight years. John Mica
[ Administration Administrator After Approved Been Choices Eight Expectations Failed Fifth Finally First Friday Half John Meet New Obama Obama Operating President Two Under Unfortunately Will Without Year Years]
Fools admire, but men of sense approve. Alexander Pope
[ Admire Approve Fools Men Sense]
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
[ Approved Council Demand Hungarian King Ministers Names President Resigned Submitted Successors Upon Were]
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
[ Abu After Anyone Approved Barack Ghraib Go Had High Highest Know Level Levels Moment Obama Obama President Somebody Them Thought Would]
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 Religion
[ Approve Because Boldness Even Existence Fear God Homage More Must Question Reason Than]
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
[ Approve Deserving Early Easy Employees Later Now Out Pay Plan Retirement Sick Three Time Unfortunately Until Vacation Way Year Years]
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
[ Approve Coffee Cup Estate Global Handled Her Icons Natalie Picture Police T-Shirt Unless World]
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
[ Approve Freedom Good Idea Lip Lot Out Pay Personal Personally Point Right Service Someone Something Tries Up]
Internal self-government under a local constitution was authorized by Congress and approved by the residents in 1952, but federal law is supreme in Puerto Rico and residents do not have voting representation in the Congress. Dick Thornburgh
[ Approved Authorized Congress Constitution Federal Internal Law Local Puerto Representation Residents Rico Self-Government Supreme Under Voting]
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
[ Always Approve Benevolent Characters Decent Heart Make Mistakes Myself See Some Sometimes Sort Them These Think Uncle Why]
I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past, but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given. Dennis C. Blair
[ Absolutely Approved Carried Decisions Defend Fault Given Interrogations Made Methods Orders Out Past Think Those Time Were Will Within Would]
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 Age
[ Am Approve Body Follows Him Less Man May Mind Never Old Pleased Rule Something Youth]
When a judge assumes the power to decide which distinctions made in a statute are legitimate and which are not, he assumes the power to disapprove of any and all legislation, because all legislation makes distinctions. Robert Bork
[ Any Assumes Because Decide Disapprove Distinctions Judge Legislation Legitimate Made Makes Power Statute Which]
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
[ Approved Because Clear Congress Even Experience Former Made More Nations Need Permanent Resolution Status United]
What is a kiss? Why this, as some approve: The sure, sweet cement, glue, and lime of love. Robert Herrick
[ Approve Cement Glue Kiss Lime Love Some Sure Sweet Why]
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
[ Also Approved Declaration Declared Independence Know Remember Russia Soviet Supreme]
I believe the American people spoke loud and clear to the Bush Administration in yesterday's election that they disapprove of the current direction in the war in Iraq. As a result, the President wasted no time in dumping Secretary Rumsfeld. Jim Clyburn
[ Administration American Believe Bush Clear Current Direction Disapprove Dumping Election Iraq Loud President Result Rumsfeld Secretary Spoke Time War Wasted Yesterday]
No expense has been incurred but what has been approved of and provided for by Parliament. Robert Walpole
[ Approved Been Expense Incurred Parliament Provided]
But, in fact, there is nothing that can bring you closer to fearlessness about everything else in the world than being a parent - because everyday fears - like not being approved of - pale by comparison to the fears you have about your children. Arianna Huffington
[ Approved Because Being Bring Children Closer Comparison Else Everyday Everything Fact Fearlessness Fears Nothing Pale Parent Than World Your]
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them. George Orwell
[ Atrocities Capacity Committed Disapprove Does Even Hearing His Nationalist Only Own Remarkable Side Them]
I approve of anyone wearing what the establishment says you must not wear. Florynce R. Kennedy
[ Anyone Approve Establishment Must Says Wear Wearing]
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. Evelyn Beatrice Hall
[ Death Defend Disapprove Right Say Will Your]
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
[ Acceptable Alternative Approve Benefits Breakdown Decide Equating Establish Family Go Heterosexual Homosexuality Lifestyle Marriage Same-Sex See Values Will]
If Poindexter made a comment to me like that, it would have been in the context of once the authorized program is approved there would be no point in having any of these private benefactors any longer. Robert M. Gates
[ Any Approved Authorized Been Benefactors Comment Context Having Longer Made Once Point Private Program These Would]
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
[ Approves Brave Business Conduct Conscience Death Distress Firm Gather Grow Heart Little Love Minds Principles Pursue Reflection Shrink Smile Strength Their Those Tis Trouble Unto Whose Will]
It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain. Francis Maude
[ Always Bit Disapprove Disapproving Homosexuality Pointless Rain Seemed]
'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 Politics
[ Approves Business Conduct Conscience Death Firm Heart His Little Minds Principles Pursue Shrink Tis Unto Whose Will]
All these jokes have been pre-approved as funny by me. Mitch Hedberg
[ Been Funny Jokes These]
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
[ Approved Changes Diet Fda First Help Lifestyle Lose Make Opportunity Option Provide Reviewed Their Weight]
Conscience allows us to do two things: Pass judgment on ourselves; approve or condemn our own conduct. Edwin Louis Cole
[ Allows Approve Condemn Conduct Conscience Judgment Our Ourselves Own Pass Things Two Us]
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
[ Above Approve Commit Die Kids Marry Seriously Suicide Taken Want Writing Your]
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
[ Adopts Approved Cannot Care Fool Indeed Manner Others Poor Say Suppose Thinking]
When approved, the SAFE Port Act will make progress toward protecting the physical infrastructure of our seaports as well as our national economy which is so clearly dependent on the commercial shipping business. Lucille Roybal-Allard
[ Act Approved Business Clearly Commercial Dependent Economy Infrastructure Make National Our Physical Port Progress Protecting Safe Seaports Shipping Toward Well Which Will]
Now, I cannot approve anything the council has rejected, but I can reject anything the council has approved. Jane Alexander
[ Anything Approve Approved Cannot Council Now Reject Rejected]
This is certainly not the first case in which a merger approved in one place hasn't gone through in the other. There was a case last year where the merger between two EU companies was approved here and blocked in the U.S. Mario Monti
[ Approved Between Blocked Case Certainly Companies Eu First Gone Hasn Here Last Merger Other Place Through Two Where Which Year]
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
[ Approved Beyond Either Established Fangs Fixes Gets Majority Mediocrity Nothing Way Whatever]
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
[ Approves Brave Business Conduct Conscience Death Distress Firm Gather Grow Heart His Little Love Man Minds Principles Pursue Reflection Shrink Smile Strength Tis Trouble Unto Whose Will]
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
[ Approbation Approve Dislike Find Good Hundred Justify Our Reasons Thousand Whenever]
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
[ African Approve Book Bride Burnt Done First Him Husband Look Price Privately Read Romantic Said Saw Typical Wanted Which Woman Wrote]
The project to settle Palestinians here will be never be approved during my tenure regardless of the price. Emile Lahoud
[ Approved During Here Never Palestinians Price Project Regardless Settle Tenure Will]
Family life itself, that safest, most traditional, most approved of female choices, is not a sanctuary: It is, perpetually, a dangerous place. Margaret Drabble Family
[ Approved Choices Dangerous Family Female Itself Life Most Perpetually Place Safest Sanctuary Traditional]
As to the war with Japan, the President had already received my memorandum in general as to the possibility of getting a substantial unconditional surrender from Japan which I had written before leaving Washington and which he had approved. Henry L. Stimson
[ Already Approved Before General Getting Had Japan Leaving Memorandum Possibility President Received Substantial Surrender Unconditional War Washington Which Written]
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
[ Approved Belgium Children Democratic Destruction Districts Guerrillas Homes Illegal Invasion Massacre Organs Social Suspected Their Towns Trade Union Various Well Wives]
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
[ Allow Always Approve Choice France Law Lets Newspaper Paparazzi Photo Picture Press Publish Sue Sued Take Them Which]
I would not rule out going to Israel because I disapprove of the foreign policy any more than I would refuse to play in the UK because I disapprove of Tony Blair's foreign policy. Roger Waters
[ Any Because Blair Disapprove Foreign Going Israel More Out Play Policy Refuse Rule Than Tony Uk Would]
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
[ Approve Bad Going Know Might Really Say Thing World]
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
[ Approve Called Chorus Doing Every Fun Girl Got Had Mother Part Really Sailor Show Through]
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
[ Approve Call Dislike Heresy More Opinion Private Signifies Than Yet]
That which concerns everyone must also be discussed and approved by everyone. Guy Verhofstadt
[ Also Approved Concerns Discussed Everyone Must Which]
I don't approve of sunbathing, and it's bad for you. David Attenborough
[ Approve Bad]
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
[ Approved Believed Conscience Friends Guilt Hated Own While Wicked Without World Would Your]
I'm proud to report that in 2004 alone, we approved 3,600 new units of housing - our best year ever! Thomas Menino
[ Alone Approved Best Ever Housing New Our Proud Report Units Year]
The ear disapproves but tolerates certain musical pieces; transfer them into the domain of our nose, and we will be forced to flee. Jean Cocteau
[ Certain Domain Ear Flee Forced Into Musical Nose Our Pieces Them Tolerates Transfer Will]
Most of us believe in trying to make other people happy only if they can be happy in ways which we approve. Robert Lynd
[ Approve Believe Happy Make Most Only Other Trying Us Ways Which]
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
[ Approved Determined Done Fairly Fashionable Most Obvious Predictable Reinforce Requirement Research Shall Theories Way Which]
When you locate good in yourself, approve of it with determination. When you locate evil in yourself, despise it as something detestable. Xun Zi
[ Approve Despise Determination Detestable Evil Good Locate Something Yourself]
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
[ Amendment Approve Between Consist Constitutional Enacted Far Laws Man Marriage Only Percent Providing Required Shall States Union Woman]
Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general. Theodore Bikel
[ Am Artist Body Concerts Despite Disapprove Except Fact Films General Jewish Label Labels Large Many Resent Theatre Tv Viewed Work]
Almost everything Truman did in foreign affairs I approve of. Stephen Ambrose
[ Affairs Almost Approve Did Everything Foreign Truman]
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
[ Aid Approved Assistance Authority Calm Congress Critics Current Direct Especially Eye Financial Forbade Foreign House Last Many Merely Package Palestinian Palestinians Representatives Storm Think Those Week Why]
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
[ Approve Because Blindfolded Boldness Call Even Every Existence Fact Fear Firmly Fix God Her Homage More Must Opinion Question Reason Seat Than Tribunal]
I am conservative by temperament. I disapprove of criminal activity. I am very solidly and markedly on the side of authority. The truth is I would rather err on the side of too much authority than too little. James Ellroy
[ Activity Am Authority Conservative Criminal Disapprove Err Little Markedly Much Rather Side Solidly Temperament Than Too Truth Very Would]
Whatsoever is good; the same is also approved of God. Richard Hooker
[ Also Approved God Good Same Whatsoever]
Anything you see on the screen was at one point approved by me. Craig McCracken
[ Anything Approved Point Screen See]
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
[ Approves Carrying Hasn Intention Man Means Out Practice Principle Says Slightest Something]
I loathe narcissism, but I approve of vanity. Diana Vreeland
[ Approve Loathe Narcissism Vanity]
When Roosevelt came along, I approved of his program, generally. I figured an economic system should work for people, not vice versa. Sargent Shriver
[ Along Approved Came Economic Figured Generally His Program Roosevelt Should System Versa Vice Work]
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
[ Approves Conforms Desires Even Good Harm Heart Many Order Patterns Proper Then Would]
As much as the next person, I want to be approved of, but I'm not greedy for that stuff. Colin Firth
[ Approved Greedy Much Next Person Stuff Want]
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
[ Additional Administration Amount Approved Billion Care Full Health House Increase Money Needed Next Plus Representatives Said Veterans Year]
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
[ Approve Choose Clothes Lot Nasa Shorts Space T-Shirts Those Wear Whatever]
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
[ Always Approve Believed Father Felt Foolish Generally Her His Ireland Judgmental Loved Mother Own She Took Values Women]
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
[ Anything Approval Approve Aspire Church Family Heterosexual Model Need Nuclear Seldom State Their]
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
[ Above Approve Better Boys Comes Dad Down Exact Girls Got Guy High Him Hospitality Know Nice Says Should South Southern Standards Tennessee]
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
[ Agency Approved Arizona Control Current Despite Dust Environmental Federal Growth Health Met Our Ozone Plan Pollution Protection Recent Recently Remarkable Standards Years]
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
[ Am Certainty Doubting Envy Fool His Least Wisdom]
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
[ Approved Back Bacteria Case Crops First Food Frost Genetically Government Modified Organism Prevents Release States United]
We do thank our men and women in uniform. And I thank them. I thank this House today that approved a bill that will allow for a pay raise for our military. We are grateful for that and for the actions of this body. Marsha Blackburn
[ Actions Allow Approved Bill Body Grateful House Men Military Our Pay Raise Thank Them Today Uniform Will Women]
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
[ Approve Cater Crowd Know Never Wished]
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
[ Always Approve Conversations English Example Names Read Translation Translator]
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
[ Approve Developed English Idolatry Literature More Passionate Scholar Should Some Something Sort Teacher Teens Thought Wanted Would]
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
[ Approves Doing Faculties Found Nature Place Roused Until Whole Work Your]
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
[ Absolute Approve Assuming Cannot Fellow-Men God Guilty His Master Place Power Relation Servitude System Towards Which]
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
[ Accomplished Agreement Although Approved Balanced Been Economy Expressly Germany Imports Means Necessary Out Pay Potsdam Provide Required Throughout Too Working]