You always admire what you really don't understand.
Eleanor Roosevelt, Meet the Press, 16 September 1956.
Admiration, n Our polite recognition of another's resemblance to ourselves.Eleanor Roosevelt, Meet the Press, 16 September 1956. The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce.
How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals.Blaise Pascal
My dear, I find your blind admiration for me both flattering and disturbing.Ira Steven Behr and Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode 5x26, "Call to arms" (air date June 16, 1997); by Cardassian spy Elim Garak, played by Andrew Robinson.
Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.Minna Antrim, Naked Truth and Veiled Allusions (1901), p. 1061.
Few men have been admired by their own households.Michel de Montaigne
We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.françois de la rochefoucauld
Admiration is the emotion furthest from comprehension.Tite Kubo, Bleach (by S?suke Aizen).
Cats have it all - admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it.Rod McKuen
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