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    Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, and pass themselves by.

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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 read more

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.

by Joseph Addison 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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"Not to admire, is all the art I know
(Plain truth, dear Murray, needs few flowers of speech)
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"Not to admire, is all the art I know
(Plain truth, dear Murray, needs few flowers of speech)
To make men happy, or to keep them so."
(So take it in the very words of Creech)
Thus Horace wrote we all know long ago;
And thus Pope quotes the precept to re-teach
From his translation; but had none admired,
Would Pope have sung, or Horace been inspired?

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Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

by Denis Diderot Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

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What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of read more

What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others.

by Joseph Priestley Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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Heroes themselves had fallen behind!
--Whene'er he went before.

Heroes themselves had fallen behind!
--Whene'er he went before.

by Oliver Goldsmith Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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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 read more

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.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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