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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.

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