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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 with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.

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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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Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

by Benjamin Franklin Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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For fools admire, but me of sense approve.

For fools admire, but me of sense approve.

by Alexander Pope Found in: Admiration Quotes,
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here is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, read more

here is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day.

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Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

Tell me who admires you and loves you, and I will tell you who you are.

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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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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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Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.

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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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