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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

by George Sand Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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