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49 Validation Quotes: Let Go of Other’s Opinions and Love Yourself

Dayna Remus
Jan 14, 2023
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All of us want to feel accepted and loved by our communities; validation is an emotional need that can fuel us with confidence to build the life we want. Read more about validation by going through these 49 quotes below.

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To feel validated is a beautiful experience; through this, you simultaneously experience acceptance, approval, and unconditional love. However, the opposite can be a terrible experience. When someone else invalidates us, it affects our self-esteem, and we begin to feel we are not worthy.

That being said, while connecting with others is essential, constantly searching for validation outside of ourselves instead of learning to look within can cause a constant world of hurt. Read the 49 quotes below to find out more.

Sammy Rhodes’ quote: "Approval is a lover who will always break your heart." | Image: AmoDays

Sammy Rhodes’ quote: "Approval is a lover who will always break your heart." | Image: AmoDays

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Quotes about Seeking outside Validation and Social Media

"You're learning to be nourished by the love you give, not by the validation offered in response to your giving." — Matthew Kahn

"What makes people weak? Their need for validation and recognition, their need to feel important. Don't get caught in this trap." — Paulo Coelho

"Never trade your uniqueness for approval." — Joy Marino

"The hardest part of living without social media was remembering that my little life was enough, so I could just stay there and live it without asking for anyone else's permission or validation." — Glennon Doyle

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"Approval is a lover who will always break your heart." — Sammy Rhodes

Tavinran’s quote: "When you feel the need to post everything you do on social media for validation, you're simply showing the world your insecurities and emptiness." | Image: AmoDays

Tavinran’s quote: "When you feel the need to post everything you do on social media for validation, you're simply showing the world your insecurities and emptiness." | Image: AmoDays

"I think the thing that people do wrong today is that they pray for external validation." — T. D. Jakes

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"As Buddha points out, you should not rely on the opinions of others for validation of your internal progression." — Frederick Lenz

"I don't live my life seeking validation from people on social media." — Ricki-Lee Coulter

"As a twelve-year-old girl, I thought that I was only pretty if the people on social media told me that I was prettyand they weren't telling me I was pretty. So I didn't think I was pretty, and I was really down on myself, and I really was sad with myself. But social media doesn't give you validation or make you pretty. You make you pretty." — Noah Cyrus

"Social media has created a digital latticework, but it has also, for some, created abusive commenters, silos, and validation rather than curiosity." — Mary Pilon

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Wayne Dyer’s quote: "People who want the most approval get the least, and people who need approval the least get the most." | Image: AmoDays

Wayne Dyer’s quote: "People who want the most approval get the least, and people who need approval the least get the most." | Image: AmoDays

"When you feel the need to post everything you do on social media for validation, you're simply showing the world your insecurities and emptiness." — Tavinran

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

"Approval is a necessary component of self-esteem. It becomes a problem only when we give up our true self to find it. Then approval-seeking works against us." — David Richo

"You may occasionally be hurt by the sort of cavalier cruelty of commentary if you go into online forums, so there's definitely a maturity about not seeking validation from everyone every single time." — Guillermo del Toro

"Now is a time where there are so many social networks, such need for validation... you don't have to be a star or a politician to want to have likes or dislikes. Now there is a disease of popularity in the whole society." Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

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Sammy Rhodes’ quote: "In terms of approval, the Internet is a seductive place." | Image: AmoDays

Sammy Rhodes’ quote: "In terms of approval, the Internet is a seductive place." | Image: AmoDays

"People who want the most approval get the least, and people who need approval the least get the most." — Wayne Dyer

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"Don't seek approval. This may be the toughest suggestion for you to follow—and the most important. Whether you're a teenager seeking approval from your peers, a middle-aged parent seeking the approval of your kids, or a man or woman seeking the approval of a partner, it all amounts to the same thing. You're giving your personal power away every time you seek validation from someone else for who you are." — T. J. MacGregor

"He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another's keeping." — Oliver Goldsmith

"Life is too short to waste time waiting for other people's approval on how you live it." ― Steve Maraboli

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Rachel Welch’s quote: "Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts—only then can you be successful." | Image: AmoDays

Rachel Welch’s quote: "Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts—only then can you be successful." | Image: AmoDays

"In terms of approval, the Internet is a seductive place." — Sammy Rhodes

"The people who receive the most approval in life are the ones who care the least about it, so technically, if you want the approval of others, you need to stop caring about it." — Wayne W. Dyer

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Quotes on Women Validating Themselves

"Belief in yourself is more important than endless worries of what others think of you. Value yourself, and others will value you. Validation is best that comes from within." — Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o

"By learning to listen to a woman's feelings, a man can effectively shower a woman with caring, understanding, respect, devotion, validation, and reassurance." — John Gray

"The day women begin to feel good about themselves, they will truly feel empowered, and only they can do that for themselves. It will happen the day we stop seeking validation." — Sobhita Dhulipala

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Amanda Lovelace’s quote: "Ready for a harsh truth? Women don't need your validation. We already have our own." | Image: AmoDays

Amanda Lovelace’s quote: "Ready for a harsh truth? Women don't need your validation. We already have our own." | Image: AmoDays

"Women have to learn where their true source of validation is." — Maureen Murdock

"A busy, vibrant, goal-oriented woman is so much more attractive than a woman who waits around for a man to validate her existence." — Mandy Hale

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"Ready for a harsh truth? Women don't need your validation. We already have our own." — Amanda Lovelace

"The woman who does not require validation from anyone is the most feared individual on the planet." — Mohadesa Najumi

Quotes on Self-Validation

"Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself." — Greg Behrendt

André Gide’s quote: "Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." | Image: AmoDays

André Gide’s quote: "Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." | Image: AmoDays

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"What do you mean I have to wait for someone's approval? I'm someone. I approve. So I give myself permission to move forward with my full support!" — Richelle E. Goodrich

"Release old concepts and energies that keep you in self-punishment patterns. Release old stories and create from a place of love and self-validation. You are worth it!" — Gautama Buddha

"Those who have not found their true wealth, which is the radiant joy of Being and the deep, unshakable peace that comes with it, are beggars, even if they have great material wealth. They are looking outside for scraps of pleasure or fulfillment, for validation, security, or love, while they have a treasure within that not only includes all those things but is infinitely greater than anything the world can offer." — Eckhart Tolle

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"I'm secure in who I am. I don't need the validation of those that would say you have to be a certain thing in order to be accepted. I'm comfortable going against the grain if I need to." — J. C. Watts

"What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others." — Confucious

Greg Behrendt’s quote: “Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself.” | Image: AmoDays

Greg Behrendt’s quote: “Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself.” | Image: AmoDays

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"When you are your own best friend, you don't endlessly seek out relationships, friendships, and validation from the wrong sources because you realize that the only approval and validation you need is your own." — Mandy Hale

"Once you get rid of the idea that you must please other people before you please yourself, and you begin to follow your own instincts —only then can you be successful. You become more satisfied, and when you are, other people tend to be satisfied by what you do." — Raquel Welch

"The only approval you need in life is that of your positive inner-self." — Edmond Mbiaka

"Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself." — Greg Behrendt

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"Be faithful to that which exists within yourself." — André Gide

More Quotes on Validation

Edmond Mbiaka’s quote: "The only approval you need in life is that of your positive inner-self." | Image: AmoDays

Edmond Mbiaka’s quote: "The only approval you need in life is that of your positive inner-self." | Image: AmoDays

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"The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism." — Paul Ricoeur

"Family is the place where acceptance and validation are most needed, but often the hardest to find." — Bill Crawford

"I've talked to nearly 30,000 people on this show, and all 30,000, had one thing in common: They all wanted validation…I would tell you that every single person you will ever meet shares that common desire." — Oprah Winfrey

"When I was 13, I told Henry Winkler I wanted to act. He said, Do it, and don't let anyone stand in your way. His validation just made it all the more true. I haven't stopped thanking him since." — Marlee Matlin

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"Once we realize that the wish for love and approval is a universal motivator, we can begin to dance with the flow of love by helping others to meet that need through their connections with us. And as we help others to meet those needs by being with us, the positive flow of giving love comes back to us." — Perry Wood

Paul Ricoeur’s quote: "The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism." | Image: AmoDays

Paul Ricoeur’s quote: "The logic of validation allows us to move between the two limits of dogmatism and skepticism." | Image: AmoDays

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"I much prefer the sharpest criticism of a single intelligent man to the thoughtless approval of the masses." — Johannes Kepler

"Note that acceptance is different from approval. Acceptance is simply saying, 'It is so.'" ― Margie Warrell

"We are forever looking outside ourselves, seeking approval and striving to impress others. But living to please others is a poor substitute for self-love, for no matter how family and friends may adore us, they can never satisfy our visceral need to love and honor ourselves." — Susan L. Taylor

"Self-approval is acquired mainly from the approval of other people." — Mark Twain

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"We have to recognize that the validation of identity comes through relationships we have and what we produce." — Eva Cox

Margie Warrell’s quote: "Note that acceptance is different from approval. Acceptance is simply saying, 'It is so.'" | Image: AmoDays

Margie Warrell’s quote: "Note that acceptance is different from approval. Acceptance is simply saying, 'It is so.'" | Image: AmoDays

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With the constant rise of social media, it can be challenging to look inside and validate our self-worth. This can be even more challenging when we are surrounded by people who, sadly, cannot validate us either.

However, it is not impossible to learn how to provide for ourselves emotionally to a certain extent. Read these 125 self-worth quotes to discover tips and remember how perfectly imperfect you are.

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