Quotes About Admiration

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Winston S. Churchill
“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire."

[On British Labour politician Stafford Cripps.]
Winston S. Churchill, Wealth, War, and Wisdom

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

Hermann Hesse
“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect.”
Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

Anthony Bourdain
“I don't have to agree with you to like you or respect you.”
Anthony Bourdain

Sigmund Freud
“It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement — that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life.”
Sigmund Freud, Civilization and Its Discontents

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“You can’t, if you can’t feel it, if it never
Rises from the soul, and sways
The heart of every single hearer,
With deepest power, in simple ways.
You’ll sit forever, gluing things together,
Cooking up a stew from other’s scraps,
Blowing on a miserable fire,
Made from your heap of dying ash.
Let apes and children praise your art,
If their admiration’s to your taste,
But you’ll never speak from heart to heart,
Unless it rises up from your heart’s space.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Faust: First Part

Ayn Rand
“Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to?”
Ayn Rand

Leo Tolstoy
“He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

William Arthur Ward
“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”
William Arthur Ward

“When a man finds the woman he really loves, the one he respects and wants to call wife, there is nothing on earth he won't do for her. No mountain he won't hike. No river he won't wade. No door he won't open. She is Eve and there's not a snake crawling that can keep them apart.”
Yolanda Joe

Immanuel Kant
“Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them: the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. I do not seek or conjecture either of them as if they were veiled obscurities or extravagances beyond the horizon of my vision; I see them before me and connect them immediately with the consciousness of my existence.”
Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason

Donald Miller
“I think if you like somebody you have to tell them. It might be embarrassing to say it, but you will never regret stepping up. I know from personal experience, however, that you should not keep telling a girl that you like her after she tells you she isn't into it. You should not keep riding your bike by her house either.”
Donald Miller, Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality

Karl Lagerfeld
“The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration.”
Karl Lagerfeld

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

Asa Don Brown
“All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.”
Asa Don Brown

Oscar Wilde
“ever since I met you I have admired you more than any girl...I have ever met since...I met you.”
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Criss Jami
“The first ingredient to being wrong is to claim that you are right. Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Thomas A. Edison
He had all the attributes of a perfect man, and, in my opinion, no finer personality ever existed.

{Edison's opinion of the great Robert Ingersoll}”
Thomas A. Edison

Whitney Otto
“she is admired from afar. These admirers court her in secret, in the safety of their dreams.”
Whitney Otto, How to Make an American Quilt

Alice Hoffman
“She can feel his blood, just beneath his skin; when he breathes, the air fills with smoke. He's like a dragon, ancient and fearless.”
Alice Hoffman, Here on Earth

Anaïs Nin
“She lacks the core of sureness, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on reflections of herself in others' eyes. She does not dare to be herself.”
Anaïs Nin, Henry and June: From "A Journal of Love"--The Unexpurgated Diary of Anaïs Nin

Annette Curtis Klause
“I want to lay my kill at your feet.”
Annette Curtis Klause, Blood and Chocolate

Roman Payne
“The lot of the bride
to be wed before bed
desired until rotten.
The lot of the author
to be read before bed
admired then forgotten.”
Roman Payne

Stephen Crane
“When the suicide arrived at the sky, the people there asked him: "Why?" He replied: "Because no one admired me.”
Stephen Crane, Complete Poems of Stephen Crane

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Facebook gives people an illusory sense of being LIKED.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Clarence Darrow
Robert G. Ingersoll was a great man. a wonderful intellect, a great soul of matchless courage, one of the great men of the earth -- and yet we have no right to bow down to his memory simply because he was great. Great orators, great soldiers, great lawyers, often use their gifts for a most unholy cause. We meet to pay a tribute of love and respect to Robert G. Ingersoll because he used his matchless power for the good of man.

{Darrow's eulogy for Ingersoll at his funeral}”
Clarence Darrow

Criss Jami
“Songwriting and poetry are so commonly birthed from underdogs because one can make even the ugliest situations admirable, or more beautiful than the beautiful situations - they are the most graceful media in which the lines of society are distorted.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Kiersten White
“I don't dislike them, nor do I like them. I've never understood why one must love children simply because they are children. I don't love people because they are people; in fact, I rarely like any people at all. If a child is somehow deserving of admiration, I certainly won't deny it, but why hand it out like candy on Queen's Day?”
Kiersten White, Illusions of Fate

Richie Singh
“Reality is, Hope and Despair lie in the same places.
And they're just a matter of perspective.

What changed my perspective, was her.”
Richie Singh, Chasing Butterflies

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