You always admire what you really don't understand.
The age seems sore from excess of stimulation, just as a day or two after a thorough Debauch and long sustained Drinking-match a man feels all over like a Bruise. Even to admire otherwise than on the whole and where "I admire" is but a synonyme for "I remember, I liked it very much when I was reading it ," is too much an effort, would be too disquieting an emotion!Samuel Taylor Coleridge
We're just like other people: We love to sing, we love to dance, we admire beautiful women. We are human, and sometimes very human.
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.wystan hugh auden
To charge all unmerited praise with the guilt of flattery, and to suppose that the encomiast always knows and feels the falsehood of his assertions, issurely to discover great ignorance of human nature and human life. In determinations depending not on rules, but on experience and comparison, judgement is always to some degree subject to affection.Very near to admiration is the wish to admire.
I admire him, I frankly confess it; and when his time is come I shall buy a piece of the rope for a keepsake.
How vain painting is, exciting admiration by its resemblance to things of which we do not admire the originals.Blaise Pascal
Women watched for the spectacular performances of the men , and there can be no reasonable doubt that the presence of an audience is a very important factor in shaping the men's behavior. In fact, it is probable that the men are more exhibitionistic because the women admire their performances. Conversely, there can be no doubt that the spectacular behavior is a stimulus which summons the audience together, promoting in the women the appropriate behavior.Gregory Bateson
Pearl Harbor is a two-hour movie squeezed into three hours, about how on December 7, 1941, the Japanese staged a surprise attack on an American love triangle. Its centerpiece is 40 minutes of redundant special effects, surrounded by a love story of stunning banality. The film has been directed without grace, vision, or originality, and although you may walk out quoting lines of dialog, it will not be because you admire them.roger ebert
We also have no history of colonialism. So we have all of the things that many people admire about the great powers but none of the things that threaten or bother them.stephen harper
I believe in an America where the free enterprise system flourishes for all other systems to see and admire - where no businessman lacks either competition or credit - and where no monopoly, no racketeer, no government bureaucracy can put him out of business that he built up with his own initiative.john f. kennedy
I am a passionate admire of Sappho, but that has to be one of the stupidest sentences I have ever seen in a scholarly book.camille paglia
Let none admire That riches grow in hell; that soil may best Deserve the precious bane.john milton
admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when critically examined, turn out to be false.kabir
Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and insensibly approximate to the characters we most admire. In this way, a generous habit of thought and of action carries with it an incalculable influence.christian nestell bovee
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.Carl Sandburg
We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.françois de la rochefoucauld
I don't pity any man who does hard work worth doing. I admire him. I pity the creature who does not work, at whichever end of the social scale he may regard himself as being.theodore roosevelt
It is a bad thing for a nation to raise and to admire a false standard of success; and there can be no falser standard than that set by the deification of material well-being in and for itself.theodore roosevelt
Satan had his companions, fellow devils, to admire and encourage him, but I am solitary and abhorred.'
That wonderful book, while it obtains admiration from the most fastidious critics, is loved by those who are too simple to admire it.Thomas B. Macaulay
Do you know what I admire most in the world? The inability of force to organize anything. There are only two powers in this world, the sword and the spirit ... in the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit.