Quotes and Sayings about Admiration



"Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Admiration, Passion)

"There has also been much love, joy, evidence of admiration, there has never been one without the other."
- Isabelle Adjani
(Related: Love, Admiration, Joy)

"Indians have a big problem with alcohol and drugs. I grew up with an admiration for their culture and was sensitive to their problems."
- Kirstie Alley
(Related: Admiration, Alcohol, Culture, Drugs, Problems)

"I leave CNN with the utmost respect, love and admiration for the company and everyone who works here. This has been my family and shared endeavor for the past 27 years, and I am forever grateful and proud of all that we have accomplished."
- Christiane Amanpour
(Related: Family, Love, Admiration, Company, Past, Respect, Years)

"We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South."
- Roald Amundsen
(Related: Gratitude, Knowledge, Admiration, First, Storms)

"I acquired an admiration for Japanese culture, art, and architecture, and learned of the existence of the game of GO, which I still play."
- Philip Warren Anderson
(Related: Architecture, Art, Admiration, Culture, Existence, Play)

"Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt."
- Minna Antrim
(Related: Admiration, Contempt, Flattery)

"At a certain point he was very popular, from THE RAVEN. He was never fully appreciated, never made the money, and you know he was looked upon with admiration by some people, but also as an oddball. But that was his point."
- John Astin
(Related: Money, People, Admiration, Popular)

"A lady's imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Imagination, Love, Admiration, Lady, Matrimony)

"No man is offended by another man's admiration of the woman he loves; it is the woman only who can make it a torment."
- Jane Austen
(Related: Admiration, Man, Woman)

"Admiration, n. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves."
- Ambrose Bierce
(Related: Admiration)

"Maybe you are the "cool" generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration."
- Kingman Brewster, Jr.
(Related: Admiration, Coolness, Service)

"I'm not anybody's judge; I don't know what motivates people to do what they do. But I have a lot of admiration for anybody who can start with absolutely nothing and make a little something out of it."
- Wilford Brimley
(Related: People, Admiration, Nothing)

"I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration."
- Orson Scott Card
(Related: Motivation, Admiration, Contempt, Wonder, Writers)

"I act and perform in hopes of getting attention and admiration."
- Tia Carrere
(Related: Act, Admiration, Attention)

"And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family."
- Rene Cassin
(Related: Family, Friend, Courage, Admiration, Elderly, Military)

"Ignorance is the mother of admiration."
- George Chapman
(Related: Mother, Admiration, Ignorance)

"Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Admiration, Discretion)

"The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed."
- Jean Cocteau
(Related: Admiration)

"Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease."
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Related: Admiration, Difficulty, Will, Writing)

"By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown."
- Samuel Daniel
(Related: Admiration, Adversity, Misery)

"When a benevolent mind contemplates the republic of Lycurgus, its admiration is mixed with a degree of horror."
- Thomas Day
(Related: Admiration, Horror, Mind)

"We all shared an admiration of Debussy both as a musician and as sort of an icon for the 20th century. It seemed like an interesting idea to go right back 100 years to find the source of some new ideas now."
- Anne Dudley
(Related: Idea, Ideas, Admiration, Now, Right, Years)

"My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
- Albert Einstein
(Related: Religion, Admiration, Mind, Spirit)

"If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration."
- Lincoln Ellsworth
(Related: Father, Son, Admiration, Affection, Respect)

"Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
(Related: Admiration, Old)

"I feel, as never before, how justly, from the dawn of history to the present time, men have paid the homage of their gratitude and admiration to the memory of those who nobly sacrifice their lives, that their fellow-men may live in safety and in honor."
- Edward Everett
(Related: History, Men, Time, Sacrifice, Gratitude, Admiration, Dawn, Honor, May, Memory, Present, Safety)

"Admiration is the daughter of ignorance."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Daughter, Admiration, Ignorance)

"There are two kinds of artists in this world; those that work because the spirit is in them, and they cannot be silent if they would, and those that speak from a conscientious desire to make apparent to others the beauty that has awakened their own admiration."
- Anna Katharine Green
(Related: Beauty, Work, Admiration, Artists, Desire, Spirit, World)

"Of all the Beauties, it is that which attracts the most lasting Admiration, gives the greatest Charm to every thing we say or do, and renders us amiable in every Station, and thro' every Stage of Life."
- Eliza Haywood
(Related: Life, Admiration, Charm)

"Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration."
- William Hazlitt
(Related: Admiration, Contempt, Familiarity, May)

"A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection."
- Arthur Helps
(Related: Admiration, Affection, Pity)

"If you want to give up the admiration of thousands of men for the distain of one, go ahead, get married."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Men, Admiration, Want)

"If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married."
- Katharine Hepburn
(Related: Men, Sacrifice, Admiration, Criticism, Want)

"But the admiration for Jackson was by no means confined to his own soldiers and to his own section."
- Daniel H. Hill
(Related: Admiration, Soldiers)

"There are charms made only for distant admiration."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Admiration)

"Whatever our creed, we stand with admiration before the sublime character of Jesus."
- E. Stanley Jones
(Related: Character, Admiration)

"I used to love watching him as a player, so it is a joy to play alongside him. I might take the mickey out of him, but deep down I have so much admiration for him."
- Robbie Keane
(Related: Love, Admiration, Deep, Joy, Play)

"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."
- Charles Kuralt
(Related: Family, Love, Wealth, Admiration, Friends, Privilege)

"Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Admiration)

"Know yourself. Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful."
- Ann Landers
(Related: Admiration)

"I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes."
- Marie Louise
(Related: Admiration, Blind, Mistakes, Past, Will)

"This year, as we celebrate the 230th anniversary of America's independence, please remember the symbols that are sacred to this country. Fly Old Glory high and show your respect and admiration for this great nation and the values we hold dear."
- Kenny Marchant
(Related: Values, Admiration, America, Country, Independence, Glory, Nation, Old, Respect)

"My admiration for the phenomenon of Alcoholics Anonymous is boundless."
- Mercedes McCambridge
(Related: Admiration)

"Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it."
- Rod McKuen
(Related: Admiration, Cats, Company, Sleep, Want)

"Admittedly great though these reasons be, they are not the principal grounds, that is, those which may rightfully claim for themselves the privilege of the highest admiration."
- Giovanni Pico della Mirandola
(Related: Admiration, May, Privilege)

"Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Art, Quality, Admiration)

"There 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."
- Friedrich Nietzsche
(Related: Admiration, Day, Innocence)

"Military officers from different countries, when they meet each other, tend to sort of fall in love, become mutual admiration societies, at the expense of realities."
- William Odom
(Related: Love, Admiration, Countries, Military)

"I have a great deal of respect and admiration for people who put themselves on the line."
- Major Owens
(Related: People, Admiration, Respect)

"For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them."
- Robert B. Parker
(Related: Father, Admiration, Respect)

"I have tremendous admiration for everyone who enters the political arena so long as their goal is to do what they believe is right for the people of New York."
- George Pataki
(Related: People, Goal, Admiration, Right)

"A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration."
- William Lyon Phelps
(Related: Encouraging, Admiration, Respect, Word)

"Of course, Einstein was a very great scientist indeed, and I have enormous respect for him, and great admiration for the discoveries he made. But he was very committed to a view of the objectivity of the physical world."
- John Polkinghorne
(Related: Admiration, Respect, World)

"I don't deal well with admiration if it's for something I haven't done. Other than exist."
- Lisa Marie Presley
(Related: Admiration)

"What I have known with respect to myself, has tended much to lessen both my admiration, and my contempt, of others."
- Joseph Priestley
(Related: Admiration, Contempt, Respect)

"For Debussy the musician and the man I have had profound admiration, but by nature I'm different from him. I think I have always personally followed a direction opposed to that of the symbolism of Debussy."
- Maurice Ravel
(Related: Nature, Admiration, Direction, Man)

"I have always been an admirer. I regard the gift of admiration as indispensable if one is to amount to something; I don't know where I would be without it."
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld
(Related: Admiration)

"We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure."
- Mitt Romney
(Related: Admiration, Help, Nation, Respect, Service)

"Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age."
- Bertrand Russell
(Related: Age, Power, Admiration, Ideology, Machine)

"The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited."
- Joseph Franklin Rutherford
(Related: Admiration, Earth, Man, Understanding, Wonder)

"Admiration and familiarity are strangers."
- George Sand
(Related: Admiration, Familiarity, Strangers)

"You can sell millions of records, be showered with all this love and admiration and still feel despised and unwanted. That's what I felt. I've made a lot of mistakes I'm not proud of."
- Scott Stapp
(Related: Love, Admiration, Mistakes)

"I have health. I have a wonderful support system. I have the admiration of millions of strangers, which I do not underestimate."
- Kathleen Turner
(Related: Health, Admiration, Strangers, Support)

"I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world."
- Julia Gardiner Tyler
(Related: Admiration, Possession, Quiet, Talk, Washington, Winter, World)

"I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it's no place actually to get any work done."
- Katharine Whitehorn
(Related: Work, Admiration, Office, Yield)