Quotes about Admiration

Season your admiration for a while.

William Shakespeare

Beauty stands
In the admiration only of weak minds
Led captive.

John Milton

Enflamed with the study of learning and the admiration of virtue; stirred up with high hopes of living to be brave men and worthy patriots, dear to God, and famous to all ages.

John Milton

That wonderful book, while it obtains admiration from the most fastidious critics, is loved by those who are too simple to admire it.

Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay

There is a sumptuous variety about the New England weather that compels the stranger's admiration--and regret. The weather is always doing something there; always attending strictly to business; always getting up new designs and trying them on people to see how they will go. But it gets through more business in Spring than in any other season. In the Spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of twenty-four hours.

Mark (Samuel Langhorne Clemens) Twain

ADMIRATION - Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

Ambrose Bierce [Devil's Dictionary]

Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Richard Steele

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

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

William Shakespeare

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

Minna Thomas Antrim

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

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

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

Joseph Priestley

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Denis Diderot

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

Elizabeth Bowen

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

Joseph Addison

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

Andre Maurois

There are charms made only for distant admiration.

Samuel Johnson

Feast of Mary Magdalen, Apostle to the Apostles When our lives are focused on God, awe and wonder lead us to worship God, filling our inner being with a fullness we would never have thought possible. Awe prepares the way in us for the power of God to transform us and this transformation of our inner attitudes can only take place when awe leads us in turn to wonder, admiration, reverence, surrender, and obedience toward God.

James Houston

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Ann Landers

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

William Hazlitt

Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.

Thomas Carlyle

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.

Albert Einstein

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