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Quotes About Admiration

Admiration is a feeling of wonder, pleasure, and approval. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to admiration. If you know a quote or quotes about admiration that you think should be added let us know.


Admiration begins where acquaintance ceases.  ~ Samuel Johnson


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


The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.  ~ Carl Sandburg


Admiration and familiarity are strangers.  ~ George Sand


It is with the reading of books the same as with looking at pictures; one must, without doubt, without hesitations, with assurance, admire what is beautiful.  ~ Vincent van Gogh


There is an innocence in admiration: it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why.  ~ Eleanor Roosevelt


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


She lacks confidence, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on the reflections of herself in the eyes of others. She does not dare to be herself.  ~ Anaïs Nin


I cannot help thinking that there is something to admire in everyone, even if you do not approve of them.  ~ E.M. Forster


Ignorance is the mother of admiration.  ~ George Chapman


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


Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one.  ~ Edmund Burke


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


Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the oftener and more steadily we reflect on them: the starry heavens above and the moral law within.  ~ Immanuel Kant


You always admire what you really don't understand.  ~ Blaise Pascal


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


When I was young, I used to admire intelligent people; as I grow older, I admire kind people.  ~ Abraham Joshua Heschel


Most of the people I admire, they usually smell funny and don't get out much. It's true. Most of them are either dead or not feeling well.  ~ Tom Waits


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.  ~ Thomas Mann


Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it.  ~ Friedrich Nietzsche


Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

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