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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.

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

by Joseph Addison Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

Some people are molded by their admirations, others by their hostilities.

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The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.

The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.

by Jean Rostand Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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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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"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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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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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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here is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, read more

here is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

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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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