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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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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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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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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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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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Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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You always admire what you really don't understand.

You always admire what you really don't understand.

by Blaise Pascal Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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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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When a nation gives birth to a man who is able to produce a great thought, another is born who read more

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

by Joseph Joubert Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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