During my time we had two chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, at different times of course, on the bridge, both of whom asked my permission to sit on the captain's chair.
As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
If you want to achieve greatness stop asking for permission.
No man is above the law and no man is below it: nor do we ask any man's permission when we ask him to obey it.
The problem of evil... Why does God permit it? Or, if God is omnipotent, in which case permission and creation are the same, why did God create it?
I believe God rules all by his divine providence and that the stars by his permission are instruments.
Today, you can choose to be in good mood, or a bad mood. Give yourself permission to be happy every day.
It was a bitter moment for us. We weren't two mature parents. We were just two kids playing grown-up. We still needed Mommy and Daddy's permission, blessings, and money to survive.
Trust others and you will be more trusted.
If you are suspicious and jaded, then others will be more closed to you. When you are open, you give permission to those around you to be open too.
A faith in culture is as bad as a faith in religion;
both expressions imply a turning away from those very things which culture and religion are about. Culture as a collective name for certain very valuable activities is a permissible word; but culture hypostatized, set up on its own, made into a faith, a cause, a banner, a platform, is unendurable. For none of the activities in question cares a straw for that faith or cause. It is like a return to early Semitic religion where names themselves were regarded as powers.
Dont give other people permission to ruin your day.
If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments.
Evidently there are plenty of people in journalism who have neither got what they liked nor quite grown to like what they get. They write pieces they do not much enjoy writing, for papers they totally despise, and the sad process ends by ruining their style and disintegrating their personality, two developments which in a writer cannot be separate, since his personality and style must progress or deteriorate together, like a married couple in a country where death is the only permissible divorce.
Under the rules of a society that cannot distinguish between profit and profiteering, between money defined as necessity and money defined as luxury, murder is occasionally obligatory and always permissible.
The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in your quest for greatness is our own.
Permissiveness is the principle of treating children as if they were adults;
and the tactic of making sure they never reach that stage.
It is idleness that creates impossibilities;
and where people don't care to do anything, they shelter themselves under a permission that it cannot be done.
Problems are solved on the spot, as soon as they arise.
No front-line employee has to wait for a supervisor's permission.
You don't need anyone's permission to be happy.
We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams -- even if it takes a lifetime.
When we have begun to take charge of our lives, to own ourselves, there is no longer any need to ask permission of someone.
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
You don't need anyone's permission to be happy
Of all the various kinds of sexual intercourse, this has the least to recommend it. As an amusement, it is too fleeting; as an occupation, it is too wearing; as a public exhibition, there is no money in it. It is unsuited to the drawing room, and in the most cultured society it has long been banished from the social board. It has at last, in our day of progress and improvement, been degraded to brotherhood with flatulence. Among the best bred, these two arts are now indulged only in private--- though by consent of the whole company, when only males are present, it is still permissible, in good society, to remove the embargo on the fundamental sigh.
There is a note in the front of the volume saying that no public reading may be given without first getting the author's permission. It ought to be made much more difficult to do than that.
Adolescence is society's permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
Freedom is coming to mean little more than the right to ask permission.
Napster hijacked our music without asking.
They never sought our permission. Our catalog of music simply became available as free downloads on the Napster system.
It puts limits on criminals' rights to destroy unborn children without the permission of the woman.
Traditional copyright has been that you can't make a full copy of somebody's work without their permission.
When under attack, no country is obligated to collect permission slips from allies to strike back.
Science has everything to say about what is possible.
Science has nothing to say about what is permissible.