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Admiration is a very short-lived passion that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpetual succession of miracles rising up to its view.

Joseph Addison (1672-1719) English essayist, poet, and dramatist.

You always admire what you really don't understand.

Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962) American columnist, lecturer and humanitarian.

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

Jean Rostand (1894-1977) French biologist and philosopher.

Admiration is our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.

Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914) American newspaperman and short-story writer.

Distance is a great promoter of admiration!

Denis Diderot (1713-1784) French philosopher.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.

Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, scientist and philosopher.

We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire.

François de La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680) French writer.

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 (1875-1955) German author.

Animals do not admire each other. A horse does not admire its companion.

Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) French mathematician, physicist and philosopher.

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.

Alexander Pope (1688-1744) English poet and satirist.