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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 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, 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 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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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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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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"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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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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