Validation Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old validation quotes, validation sayings, and validation proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Before you look for validation in others, try and find it in yourself.     

Greg Behrendt

Nothing is as empowering as real-world validation, even if it's for failure.     

Steven Pressfield

If you get validation from outside, then suddenly everything you do at home is justified.     

Anurag Kashyap

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

Paul Ricoeur

Validation comes to us in two ways: through trials we overcome, and through the words of older men.     

John Eldredge

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

Bill Crawford

If self-validation were our most significant societal measure - we would give trophies to ourselves.     

Mary Anne Radmacher

Look inside, without anyone else's validation understand that you are valuable, talented, unique, and worthy.     

Joe Sacco

When you lose need and take away the demand for validation you remain free of approval from the outside world.     

Tammy Wooster

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

Matthew Kahn

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

Frederick Lenz

The only permission, the only validation, and the only opinion that matters in our quest for greatness is our own.     

Steve Maraboli

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

Paulo Coelho

That you will feel the validation of your external beauty but also get to the deeper business of being beautiful inside. There is no shade to that beauty.     

Lupita Nyong'o

When we are looking for validation, that will never satisfy us. When we are looking for affection, for love, a little bit of that will be enough to be complete.     

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

An amazing thing happens when you stop seeking approval and validation: You find it. People are naturally drawn like magnets to those who know who they are and cannot be shaken!     

Mandy Hale

For me, that's one of the best validations as an artist. To have a stranger come up to you and say that something you've created and put out there in the world has had some sort of impact on other people's lives.     

Sarah McLachlan

We have to recognise that the validation of identity comes through relationships we have and what we produce.     

Eva Cox

An artist doesn't necesetharily have to get acclaim from the outside. Maybe it is much better if he can get validation from within.     

Aaron Rose

Everybody is looking for validation, no matter who you are, and I think that's a need of the human condition - to look for affection or recognition or validation.     

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Don't wait on approval, validation and likes from others - always give yourself the highest of approval ratings and work from there. Hold your head up and be fabulous no matter what!     

Jody Watley

Women have to learn where their true source of validation is.     

Maureen Murdock