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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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We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.

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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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Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty billows of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, read more

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.

by Saint Augustine Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind

To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind

by Theophile Gautier 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 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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Season your admiration for a while
With an attent ear. . . .

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

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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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No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than
himself, dwells in the breast of man. It read more

No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than
himself, dwells in the breast of man. It is to this hour, and at
all hours, the vivifying influence in man's life.

by Thomas Carlyle Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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