Sleep is a reward for some, a punishment for others. For all, it is a sanction.
— Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont

Character is the basis of happiness and happiness the sanction of character.
George Santayana sanctions quote

Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society.
— Anita Brookner

Evil requires the sanction of the victim.
— Ayn Rand

Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment.
— sanctions quotation by George Santayana