Nothing is more common than mutual dislike, where mutual approbation is particularly expected.
— Samuel Johnson

We ask advice but we mean approbation.
Charles Caleb Colton approbation quote

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

We ask advice, but we mean approbation.
— Charles Caleb Colton

We must not in the course of public life expect immediate approbation and immediate grateful acknowledgment of our services. But let us persevere through abuse and even injury. The internal satisfaction of a good conscience is always present, and time will do us justice in the minds of the people, even those at present the most prejudiced against us.
— approbation quotation by Benjamin Franklin