Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Ways of the Righteous, fully The Ways of Righteousness NULL

Book Written by an Unknown Author, The Stories and Message of God's Prophets According to the Torah, the Psalms and the Gospel

"Approval-seeking destroys one’s good deeds. Instead of doing the proper thing for its own sake, an approval-seeker will always focus on how others will react to what he is doing... Flattering wrongdoers is the root of much harm. It can lead to others emulating their misdeeds."

"Seek approval only to the degree that it is necessary for practical purposes."