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    When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who is able to understand and admire it

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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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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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To admire nothing, (as most are wont to do;)
Is the only method that I know,
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To admire nothing, (as most are wont to do;)
Is the only method that I know,
To make men happy, and to keep them so.

by Thomas Creech Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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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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We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments.

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

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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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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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"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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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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