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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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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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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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We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love
those whom we admire.

We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love
those whom we admire.

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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 perpetual succession of miracles rising into 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, 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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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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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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The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.

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