Admiration Quotes

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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

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

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

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 Wilhelm 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

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

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

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

Leigh Bardugo
“Wait,” he said. The burn of his voice was rougher than usual. “Is my tie straight?”
Inej laughed, her hood falling back from her hair.
“That’s the laugh,” he murmured, but she was already setting off down the quay, her feet barely touching the ground.”
Leigh Bardugo, Crooked Kingdom

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

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

Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“When God takes out the trash, don't go digging back through it. Trust Him.”
Amaka Imani Nkosazana, Heart Crush

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

Victor Hugo
“However, this sceptic had one fanaticism. This fanaticism was neither a dogma, nor an idea, nor an art, nor a science; it was a man: Enjolras. Grantaire admired, loved, and venerated Enjolras. To whom did this anarchical scoffer unite himself in this phalanx of absolute minds? To the most absolute. In what manner had Enjolras subjugated him? By his ideas? No. By his character. A phenomenon which is often observable. A sceptic who adheres to a believer is as simple as the law of complementary colors. That which we lack attracts us. No one loves the light like the blind man. The dwarf adores the drum-major. The toad always has his eyes fixed on heaven. Why? In order to watch the bird in its flight. Grantaire, in whom writhed doubt, loved to watch faith soar in Enjolras. He had need of Enjolras. That chaste, healthy, firm, upright, hard, candid nature charmed him, without his being clearly aware of it, and without the idea of explaining it to himself having occurred to him.”
Victor Hugo

Richelle E. Goodrich
“To a man, sex is the ultimate expression of love. It is pure pleasure. But to a woman there exists something greater than pleasure―gestures of adoration. A gentle caress on the cheek, an attentive smile, a soft kiss while swept away in a slow dance, the whispered words 'You're beautiful'―these are the tokens of love that women cherish.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Making Wishes: Quotes, Thoughts, & a Little Poetry for Every Day of the Year

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, 1931-1932

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 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

Sappho
“You are, I think, an evening star,
the fairest of all the stars.”
Sappho

“He laughed so hard that he almost couldn’t breathe, 'You admired me? You said you admired me, but why haven’t I ever seen you when you admired me? And as soon as I’m loathed by everyone, you jump out and wave your little flag?'

Tears of laughter seeped from the corners of Wei WuXian’s eyes, 'Your admiration was a bit too cheap, wasn’t it? You said that you’ll forever stand on the opposite side of me. Very well. Does the fact that you’re standing on the opposite side of me affect me at all? Both your admiration and your hatred are so, so insignificant. How could you be so shameless as to flaunt them in front of others?”
墨香铜臭, 魔道祖师 [Mo Dao Zu Shi]

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

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

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

Edmund Burke
“It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions.”
Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful

Richelle E. Goodrich
“Prove that you love me through a lingering gaze and never losing that twinkle of adoration in your eyes.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, and Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

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