Admiration Quotes


By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown. - Samuel Daniel

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. - Charles Kuralt

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

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

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion. - Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. - Rod McKuen

We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure. - Mitt Romney

I used to love watching him as a player, so it is a joy to play alongside him. I might take the mickey out of him, but deep down I have so much admiration for him. - Robbie Keane

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. - Benjamin Franklin

There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration, there has never been one without the other. - Isabelle Adjani

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. - Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it's no place actually to get any work done. - Katharine Whitehorn

We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire. - Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror. - Thomas Day

Maybe you are the "cool" generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration. - Kingman Brewster, Jr.

If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration. - Lincoln Ellsworth

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed. - Jean Cocteau

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him. - Nicolas Boileau-despr�aux

I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world. - Julia Gardiner Tyler

At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point. - John Astin

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

Admiration. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves. - Ambrose Bierce

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases - Samuel Johnson

Admittedly great though these reasons be, they are not the principal grounds, that is, those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration. - Giovanni Pico della Mirandola

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

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

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities. - Elizabeth Bowen

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. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion. - Blaise Pascal

Of all the Beauties, it is that which attracts the most lasting Admiration, gives the greatest Charm to every thing we say or do, and renders us amiable in every Station, and thro' every Stage of Life. - Eliza Haywood

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

There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration. - Anna Katharine Green

For fools admire, but men of sense approve. - Alexander Pope

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. - William Lyon Phelps

Distance is a great promoter of admiration! - Denis Diderot

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it. - Friedrich Nietzsche

For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy. - Maurice Ravel

There are charms made only for distant admiration. - Samuel Johnson

Admiration is a curiosity. - Greg Evans

Season your admiration for a while With an attent ear. - William Shakespeare

Fools admire, but men of sense approve. - Alexander Pope

I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done. Other than exist. - Lisa Marie Presley

I have health. I have a wonderful support system. I have the admiration of millions of strangers, which I do not underestimate. - Kathleen Turner

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age. - Bertrand Russell

We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now. - Anne Dudley

Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world. - John Polkinghorne

My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless. - Mercedes McCambridge

I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration. - Tia Carrere

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration. - Orson Scott Card

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

This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear. - Kenny Marchant

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind - Theophile Gautier

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. - Arthur Helps

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

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. - Katharine Hepburn

And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family. - Rene Cassin

You always admire what you really don't understand. - Blaise Pascal

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. - John Adams

Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. - Ann Landers