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.
Author: Joseph Addison (1672-1719)
Profession: 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!
Author: Carol Alt (1960)
Profession: American Model
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Author: Francis H. Bradley (1846-1924)
Profession: British Philosopher
Oh! death will find me long before I tire of watching you.
Author: Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)
Profession: British Poet
To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration.
Author: Charles Horton Cooley (1864-1929)
Profession: American Sociologist
Distance is a great promoter of admiration!
Author: Denis Diderot (1713-1784)
Profession: French Philosopher
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Author: Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
Profession: American Scientist, Publisher, Diplomat
We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.
Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)
Profession: 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.
Author: Thomas Mann (1875-1955)
Profession: German Author, Critic
Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.
Author: Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
Profession: French Scientist, Religious Philosopher
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Author: Alexander Pope (1688-1744)
Profession: British Poet, Critic, Translator
You always admire what you really don't understand.
Author: Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962)
Profession: American First Lady, Columnist, Lecturer, Humanitarian
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.
Author: Jean Rostand (1894-1977)
Profession: French Biologist, Writer
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
Author: Nero Wolfe