Admiration Quotes

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

I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration.

Orson Scott Card

The poet never asks for admiration; he wants to be believed.

Jean Cocteau

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin

Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases

Samuel Johnson

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration.

William Lyon Phelps

Men are rewarded for learning the practice of violence in virtually any sphere of activity by money, admiration, recognition, respect, and the genuflection of others honoring their sacred and proven masculinity. In male culture, police are heroic and so are outlaws; males who enforce standards are heroic and so are those who violate them.

Andrea Dworkin

Admiration. Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

Ambrose Bierce

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Denis Diderot

Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!.

Denis Diderot

Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.

William Hazlitt

Admiration and familiarity are strangers.

George Sand

The affections are the children of ignorance; when the horizon of our experience expands, and models multiply, love and admiration imperceptibly vanish.

Benjamin Disraeli

Romantic love reaches out in little ways, showing attention and admiration, Romantic love remembers what pleases a woman, what excites her, and what surprises her. Its actions whisper: you are the most special person in my life.

Charles Stanley

The last day of the old year was one of those bright, cold, dazzling winter days, which bombard us with their brilliancy, and command our admiration but never our love.

Lucy Maud Montgomery

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.

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object.

Joseph Addison

Ignorance is the mother of admiration

George Chapman

A mixture of admiration and pity is one of the surest recipes for affection.

Andre Maurois

Don't accept your dog's admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.

Ann Landers

Van Gogh was right in saying that the method he had chosen could be compared to that of caricature. Caricature had always been "expressionist," for the caricaturist plays with the likeness of his victim, and distorts it to express just what he feels about his fellow man. As long as these distortions of nature sailed under the flag of humour nobody seemed to find them difficult to understand. Humourous art was a field in which everything was permitted, because people did not approach it with the prejudices they reserved for Art with a capital A. But the idea of a serious caricature, of an art which deliberately changed the appearance of things not to express a sense of superiority, but maybe love, or admiration, or fear, proved indeed a stumbling block as Van Gogh had predicted.

E.H. Gombrich

The quality of wit inspires more admiration than confidence

George Santayana

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.

Charles Caleb Colton
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