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.