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  • Anita Brookner
    Anita Brookner
    British Writer 1938-
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    A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.
  • William Arthur Ward
    William Arthur Ward
    American writer and poet 1921-1994
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    Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
    George F. Will
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    Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
  • George F. Will
    George F. Will
    American columnist 1941-
    George F. Will
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    Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
  • Gloria Steinem
    Gloria Steinem
    American feminist writer 1934-
    Gloria Steinem
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    Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
    Source: A Few Maxims for the Instruction of the Over-Educated (1894)
  • André Gide
    André Gide
    French writer 1869-1951
    André Gide
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    Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
  • Mary Wortley Montagu
    Mary Wortley Montagu
    English aristocrat, letter writer and poet 1689-1762
    Mary Wortley Montagu
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    I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
  • Hilaire Belloc
    Hilaire Belloc
    British Author 1870-1953
    Hilaire Belloc
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    Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
    Bertrand Russell
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    Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
  • John Kenneth Galbraith
    John Kenneth Galbraith
    American economist 1908-2006
    John Kenneth Galbraith
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    Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
  • Brooks Atkinson
    Brooks Atkinson
    American theatre critic 1894-1984
    Brooks Atkinson
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    Nothing wholly admirable ever happens in this country except the migration of birds.
  • Carter Burwell
    Carter Burwell
    American composer of film scores 1954-
    Carter Burwell
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    On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd, I do enjoy it. I wish there were more like it. The very fact that there can't be more like it is one of the reasons it's admirable.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    The worthiest man to be known, and for a pattern to be presented to the world, he is the man of whom we have most certain knowledge. He hath been declared and enlightened by the most clear-seeing men that ever were; the testimonies we have of him are in faithfulness and sufficiency most admirable.
  • Homer
    Homer
    Greek poet c. 850 -? BC
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    There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
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