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36 Admiration Quotes

Heroes themselves had fallen behind! --Whene'er he went before.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: A Great Man

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What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.

Joseph Priestley Quotes

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Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

Joseph Addison Quotes

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To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind

Theophile Gautier Quotes

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Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve Quotes

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You always admire what you really don't understand.

Blaise Pascal Quotes

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The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

Carl Sandburg Quotes

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a perpetual succession of miracles rising into view.

Joseph Addison Quotes

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Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.

Saint Augustine Quotes

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Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who is able to understand and admire it

Joseph Joubert Quotes

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"Not to admire, is all the art I know (Plain truth, dear Murray, needs few flowers of speech) To make men happy, or to keep them so." (So take it in the very words of Creech) Thus Horace wrote we all know long ago; And thus Pope quotes the precept to re-teach From his translation; but had none admired, Would Pope have sung, or Horace been inspired?

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto V, 100)

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No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than himself, dwells in the breast of man. It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in man's life.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Heroes and Hero Worship

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To admire nothing, (as most are wont to do;) Is the only method that I know, To make men happy, and to keep them so.

Thomas Creech Quotes , Source: Translation Horace (I, ep. VI, 1)

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The king himself has follow'd her When she has walk'd before.

Oliver Goldsmith Quotes , Source: Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaise

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We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxim (305)

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On dit que dans ses amours Il fut caresse des belles, Qui le suivirent toujours, Tant qu'il marcha devant elles.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxim (305)

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For fools admire, but me of sense approve.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 391)

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Season your admiration for a while With an attent ear. . . .

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Horatio at I, ii)

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Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

Minna Thomas Antrim Quotes

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The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. . . . The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration . . . because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.

Susan Sontag Quotes

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Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.

Joseph Addison Quotes

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The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

Francis H. Bradley Quotes

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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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