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    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.

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

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

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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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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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A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.

A fool always finds a greater fool to admire him.

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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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