Admiration Quotes

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.
Addison, Joseph
1672-1719 British Essayist Poet Statesman

When somebody gives you a sexy look, you know they’re trying. It’s terrible! But when you smile, it’s so much sexier!
Alt, Carol
1960 American Model

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Bradley, Francis H.
1846-1924 British Philosopher

Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Brooke, Rupert
1887-1915 British Poet

To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
Cooley, Charles Horton
1864-1929 American Sociologist

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
Diderot, Denis
1713-1784 French Philosopher

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Franklin, Benjamin
1706-1790 American Scientist Publisher Diplomat

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
1613-1680 French Classical Writer

I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don’t know where I would be without it.
Mann, Thomas
1875-1955 German Author Critic

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.
Pascal, Blaise
1623-1662 French Scientist Religious Philosopher

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Pope, Alexander
1688-1744 British Poet Critic Translator

You always admire what you really don’t understand.
Roosevelt, Eleanor
1884-1962 American First Lady Columnist Lecturer Humanitarian

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Rostand, Jean
1894-1977 French Biologist Writer

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
Wolfe, Nero

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