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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 perpetual succession of miracles rising into view.

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Season your admiration for a while
With an attent ear. . . .

Season your admiration for a while
With an attent ear. . . .

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

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

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments.

We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments.

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The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

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On dit que dans ses amours
Il fut caresse des belles,
Qui le suivirent toujours,
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On dit que dans ses amours
Il fut caresse des belles,
Qui le suivirent toujours,
Tant qu'il marcha devant elles.

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Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

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Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. . . . The least energizing emotion read more

The best emotions to write out of are anger and fear or dread. . . . The least energizing emotion to write out of is admiration . . . because the basic feeling that goes with admiration is a passive contemplative mood.

by Susan Sontag Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

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

by Blaise Pascal Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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