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approbation - vocabulary

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approbation - noun

Approval, commendation, official sanction.

Superstars strive for approbation; heroes walk alone. Superstars crave consensus; heroes define themselves by the judgment of a future they see it as their task to bring about. Superstars seek success in a technique for eliciting support; heroes pursue success as the outgrowth of inner values.

—Henry Kissinger Review of Churchill by Norman Rose New York Times Book Review, July 16, 1995

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