Quotes: admiration

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  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    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
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer (ps. of Émile Herzog) 1885-1967
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    A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
  • André Maurois
    André Maurois
    French writer 1885-1967
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    A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
    Blaise Pascal
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    Admiration spoils all from infancy. Ah! How well said! Ah! How well done! How well-behaved he is! etc.
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • As biologists, we contemplate with admiration and awe the wondrous array of sophisticated cell interactions and recognitions evolved in the T cell immune system, which must be a model for other similarly complex biological systems of highly differentiated organisms.
  • Minna Antrim
    Minna Antrim
    American writer 1861-1950
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    Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
  • Ann Landers
    Ann Landers
    American columnist 1918-
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    Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
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    Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    How useless is painting, which attracts admiration by the resemblance of things, the originals of which we do not admire!
    Source: Pensees (1669)
  • Thomas Mann
    Thomas Mann
    German Author, Critic 1875-1955
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    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.
  • Katharine Hepburn
    Katharine Hepburn
    American Actress, Writer 1907-
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    If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married.
  • Margaret Fuller
    Margaret Fuller
    American writer 1810-1850
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    It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.
    Source: The Human Side (1954)
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