At the heart of personality is the need to feel a sense of being lovable without having to qualify for that acceptance.

Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would shout as much if you and I were going to be hanged.

Everybody has the right to be left alone but nobody has the right to demand approval.

Getting people to like you is merely the other side of liking them.

He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.

I have no methods; all I do is accept people as they are.

It embarrasses me to think of all those years I was buying silk suits and alligator shoes that were hurting my feet; cars that I just parked, and the dust would just build up on them.

It is more noble to give yourself completely to one individual than to labor diligently for the salvation of the masses.

My advice to you concerning applause is this: enjoy it but never quite believe it.

Naturalness is the easiest thing in the world to acquire, if you will forget yourself-forget about the impression you are trying to make.

People who want the most approval get the least and people who need approval the least get the most.

Please all, and you will please none.

Reproof on her lips, but a smile in her eyes.

The applause of a single human being is of great consequence.

The best ballplayer's the one who doesn't think he made good. He keeps trying to convince you.

The deepest principle of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another's keeping .

There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying.

Those whose approval you seek most give you the least.