65 Disapproval Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Disapproval Quotes (Best in 2024)

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Men more quickly and more gladly recall what they deride than what they approve and esteem. — Horace

A man cannot be made comfortable without his own approval. — Mark Twain

A man cannot be comfortable [or cannot be made comfortable] without his own approval. — Barbara Walters

Everything in the world displeases me: but, above all, my displeasure in everything displeases me. — Friedrich Nietzsche

If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself. — Dorothy Law Nolte

If a child lives with approval, he learns to live with himself. — Dorothy Nolte

Agreeing to differ. [Lat., Discors concordia.] — Ovid

Disappointment, when it involves neither shame nor loss, is as good as success; for it supplies as many images to the mind, and as many topics to the tongue. — Samuel Johnson

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

A creative life cannot be sustained by approval, any more than it can be destroyed by criticism. — Will Self

Short Disapproval Quotes

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  • I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. — Voltaire
  • My father was adamant in his disapproval of my interest in show business. — Paul Lynde
  • Socialism can only be put into practice only by methods which most socialists disapprove. — Friedrich August von Hayek
  • Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others. — Unknown
  • But I found that disappointing people is a good thing, because disapproval is freedom. — Demetri Martin
  • Those who build walls are their own prisoners. — Ursula K. Le Guin
  • No man likes to live under the eye of perpetual disapprobation. — Samuel Johnson
  • Life may have no meaning. Or even worse, it may have a meaning of which I disapprove. — Ashleigh Brilliant
  • Disapproving and boycotting is the Quranic thing to do, whereas violence and threats are not. — Mustafa Akyol
  • Women do not disapprove their rivals; they hate them. — James Parton
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I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

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Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality for those who seek to change the world which yields most painfully to change. — Robert Kennedy

The practice of assertiveness: being authentic in our dealings with others; treating our values and persons with decent respect in social contexts; refusing to fake the reality of who we are or what we esteem in order to avoid disapproval; the willingness to stand up for ourselves and our ideas in appropriate ways in appropriate contexts. — Nathaniel Branden

I look around me and nowhere do I see a stamp of disapproval with which nature marked a woman's candid brow. — Franz Grillparzer

Those who build walls are their own prisoners. I'm going to go fulfill my proper function in the social organism. I'm going to unbuild walls. — Ursula K. Le Guin

I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgivingly by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him. — Mark Twain

How many people disapprove of the job the Conservatives are doing? Seventy percent. Of those same people, how many will vote for them again? ...Seventy percent. What the fuck? Where did they take this poll, at an S&M parlor? — Bill Hicks

Of Love--may God exalt you! -the first part is jesting, and the last part is right earnestness. So majestic are its diverse aspects, they are too subtle to be described; their reality can only be apprehended by personal experience. Love is neither disapproved by Religion, nor prohibited by the Law; for every heart is in God's hands. — Ibn Hazm

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

We humans, unlike the machines we make, constantly question the design. We think it should have been better. Our biggest disagreement with the designer, and the reason many reject the concept, is rooted in the disapproval of the way he behaves. — Mo Gawdat

Disapproval of homosexuality cannot justify invading the houses, hearts and minds of citizens who choose to live their lives differently. — Harry A. Blackmun

I disapprove of matrimony as a matter of principle.... Why should any independent, intelligent female choose to subject herself to the whims and tyrannies of a husband? I assure you, I have yet to meet a man as sensible as myself! (Amelia Peabody) — Barbara Mertz

It always seemed to me a bit pointless to disapprove of homosexuality. It's like disapproving of rain. — Francis Maude

A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others. — Charles Darwin

I will make love my greatest weapon and none on whom I call can defend against its force. My reasoning they may counter; my speech they may distrust; my apparel they may disapprove; my face they may reject; and even my bargains may cause them suspicion; yet my love will melt all hearts liken to the sun whose rays soften the coldest clay. I will greet this day with love in my heart. — Og Mandino

Collective judgment of new ideas is so often wrong that it is arguable that progress depends on individuals being free to back their own judgment despite collective disapproval. — W. Arthur Lewis

The pejorative term "political correctness" was adapted to express disapproval of the enlargement of etiquette to cover all people, in spite of this being a principle to which all Americans claim to subscribe. — Judith Martin

Political economy has disapproved equally of monopoly and communism in the various branches of human activity, wherever it has found them. Is it not then strange and unreasonable that it accepts them in the security industry? — Gustave de Molinari

To think that only faultless people are worthwhile seems like an incredible exclusion of almost everything of deep value in the human saga. Sometimes I can't believe the narrowness that has been attributed to God in terms of what he would approve and disapprove. — Marilynne Robinson

There's a point, around the age of twenty, when you have to choose whether to be like everybody else the rest of your life, or to make a virtue of your peculiarities. — Ursula K. Le Guin

Success also requires the courage to risk disapproval. Most independent thought, new ideas, or endeavors beyond the common measure are greeted with disapproval, and ranging from skepticism and ridicule to violent outrage. To persevere in anything exceptional requires inner strength and the unshakable conviction that you are right. — Chin-Ning Chu

Congratulations, Congress! 77% disapproval rating! You may be about to become the English language's most offensive C-word. — John Oliver

When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good. — Charles Caleb Colton

You can't be a minority in this society without having someone express disapproval about affirmative action. — Sonia Sotomayor

Since the truth may not be what we would prefer. It is revealing that so many people today express approval by saying, "I'm comfortable with that," and disapproval by saying, "I'm not comfortable with that." Comfort is important when it comes to furniture and headphones, but it is irrelevant when it comes to truth. — Douglas Groothuis

The sooner we all learn to make a decision between disapproval and censorship, the better off society will be....Censorship cannot get at the real evil, and it is an evil in itself. — Granville Hicks

Most people think everybody feels about them much more violently than they actually do; they think other people's opinions of them swing through great arcs of approval or disapproval. — F. Scott Fitzgerald

I can spot empty flattery and know exactly where I stand. In the end it's really only my own approval or disapproval that means anything. — Agnetha Faltskog

Shyness is the fear of social disapproval or humiliation, while introversion is a preference for environments that are not overstimulating. Shyness is inherently painful; introversion is not. — Susan Cain

I would rather live in a country where children are protected and their predators prosecuted, and even (which in Hollywood is evidently not always the same thing) disapproved of. — Roman Polanski

The religious quality of Marxism also explains a characteristic attitude of the orthodox Marxist toward opponents. To him, as to any believer in a Faith, the opponent is not merely in error but in sin. Dissent is disapproved of not only intellectually but also morally. There cannot be any excuse for it once the Message has been revealed. — Joseph A. Schumpeter

I've hung out at dozens of playgrounds, bored out of my mind, with not even a look of comfort from disapproving mothers all around me. Either they think I'm a pedophile or a deadbeat dad. That's what I get for being a single dad - suspicious looks at the playground. — Dominic West

In four ways ... should one who flatters be understood as a foe in the guise of a friend: He approves of his friend's evil deeds, he disapproves his friend's good deeds, he praises him in his presence, he speaks ill of him in his absence. — Gautama Buddha

One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion. — Thomas Paine

Expressions of disapproval are on a level of vulgarity that cannot be tolerated. The way to express disapproval is to do without applause. — Rudolf Bing

Each man is afraid of his neighbor's disapproval - a thing which, to the general run of the human race, is more dreaded than wolves and death. — Mark Twain

A peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct — Aldo Leopold

The seat received him in a loose and distant kind of way, like an aunt who disapproves of the last fifteen years of your life and will therefore furnish you with a basic sherry, but refuses to catch your eye. — Douglas Adams

It's necessary in order to attract attention, to dazzle at all costs, to be disapproved of by serious people and quoted by the foolish. — Jill Johnston

Try never to speak of your enemies by name. Any publicity is still publicity - and there are those for whom your disapproval constitutes a recommendation. — L. Neil Smith

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