The Best Admiration quotes

There are many things in life that we can admire. Sometimes, it’s a person who achieves something great, while other times it might be an object that is particularly beautiful. No matter what it is, admiration is a feeling that makes us feel good and inspires us to reach for greatness too. In this blog post, we’ve compiled some of the best admiration quotes out there to help motivate you on your journey.

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The best admiration quotes

1. It is only a woman who can make a man feel like a ‘superhero’ or ‘inadequate’.Its her attention and admiration that a man desperately seeks! — Sanjai Velayudhan, Dance of the Spirits: A Novel

2. Erik got to his feet, aware of her watching him, and tried not to preen at the frank admiration in her eyes. Preening was not manly. — Tiffany Snow, Blank Slate

3. I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. — Washington Irving

4. Sir, as a man advances in life, he gets what is better than admiration, –judgement, to estimate things at their true value. — Samuel Johnson

5. Love is the admiration and cherishing of the amiable qualities of the beloved person, upon the condition of yourself being the object of their action. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

6. Toward the person who has died we adopt a special attitude: something like admiration for someone who has accomplished a very difficult task. — Sigmund Freud

7. My heart balloons with admiration for these talented artists, which I so desperately want to be — Vicki Alayne Bradley, Finding Home: A Creative Journey on a Trip Around the World

8. Reflect that nothing merits admiration except thespirit, the impressiveness of which prevents it from being impressed by anything. — Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

9. I have always been one who wanted a great of love, admiration and respect from others without having to go to all the trouble of deserving it. — Sherwood Anderson, A Story Teller’s Story

10. There are charms made only for distant admiration. — Samuel Johnson

11. Most people live for love and admiration. But it is by love and admiration that we should live. — Oscar Wilde

12. Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes the edge off admiration. — William Hazlitt

13. She had been proud of his decision to serve his country, her heart bursting with love and admiration the first time she saw him outfitted in his dress blues. — Nicholas Sparks, The Lucky One

14. Our admiration of the antique is not admiration of the old, but of the natural. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

15. Admiration and love are like being intoxicated with champagne; judgment and friendship are like being enlivened. — Samuel Johnson

16. I wonder sometimes if the motivation for writers ought to be contempt, not admiration. — Orson Scott Card

17. ‎women fancy admiration means more than it does. — Mary Lydon Simonsen, The Perfect Bride for Mr. Darcy

18. The ignorant are afraid to betray surprise or admiration…they think it ill manners. — Mark Twain

19. Inspiration, Admiration–Motivation [I AM]–a very well defined characteristic of the SOUL. — Sandeep N. Tripathi

20. Jealousy is the most radical primeval and naked form of admiration in war paint, so to speak. — Robert Louis Stevenson

21. The ignorant are afraid to betray surprise or admiration…they think it ill manners. — Mark Twain

22. Love is the admiration and cherishing of the amiable qualities of the beloved person, upon the condition of yourself being the object of their action. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

23. Admiration of great men, living or dead, naturally evokes imitation of them in a greater or less degree. — Samuel Smiles

24. Who is the most worthy of admiration, musician or audience?Probably the musician will tell that his audience and the musician that his audience — Válgame, Zori 2ª Parte

25. Envy is admiration laced with resentment. — Matshona Dhliwayo

26. Love is the admiration and cherishing of the amiable qualities of the beloved person, upon the condition of yourself being the object of their action. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge

27. Cats have it all–admiration, an endless sleep, and company only when they want it. — Rod McKuen

28. And as a child I was filled with passionate admiration for acts of civic courage I had seen performed by an elderly military doctor, who was a friend of my family. — Rene Cassin

29. Loki’s green eyes flashed with anger and with admiration, for he loved a good trick as much as he hated being fooled. — Neil Gaiman

30. Oh mysterious world of all light, thou hast made a light shine within me, and I have grown in admiration of thy antique beauty, which is the immemorial youth of nature. — Paul Gauguin

31. The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

32. We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

33. No disrespect’ is a world away from respect––and admiration. — Susanne Dunlap, The Académie

34. Admiration must be continued by that novelty which first produces it; and how much soever is given, there must always be reason to imagine that more remains. — Samuel Johnson

35. Oh mysterious world of all light, thou hast made a light shine within me, and I have grown in admiration of thy antique beauty, which is the immemorial youth of nature. — Paul Gauguin

36. No disrespect’ is a world away from respect––and admiration. — Susanne Dunlap, The Académie

37. For David Parker and Daniel Parker, with the respect and admiration of their father, who grew up with them. — Robert B. Parker

38. Real culture lives by sympathies and admirations, not by dislikes and disdains; under all misleading wrappings it pounces unerringly upon the human core. — William James

39. Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. — Yoko Ono

40. Loki’s green eyes flashed with anger and with admiration, for he loved a good trick as much as he hated being fooled. — Neil Gaiman

41. Admiration of great men, living or dead, naturally evokes imitation of them in a greater or less degree. — Samuel Smiles

42. Enthusiastic Admiration is the first Principle of Knowledge and its last. — William Blake

43. Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. — Yoko Ono

44. Pity does not get you aid. Admiration at your refusal to give in does. — Suzanne Collins

45. I profess not to know how women’s hearts are wooed and won. To me they have always been matters of riddle and admiration. — Washington Irving

46. When you look at a natural beauty, it also looks at you! Since both the viewer and the viewed are miracles, two miracles look at each other in admiration! — Mehmet Murat ildan

47. Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. — Yoko Ono

48. Most people live for love and admiration. But it is by love and admiration that we should live. — Oscar Wilde

49. A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. — William Lyon Phelps

50. We reserve our deepest respect and admiration for those who volunteer for service and give their lives to help keep our nation secure. — Mitt Romney

Conclusion

Admiration is an essential part of life. It gives us the strength and motivation to keep going, and to strive for greatness. Whether it is admiration for a loved one, an admired leader, a memorable moment, or a quote that resonates with us, it can be a powerful force that shapes our lives. May these quotes remind us to appreciate the good in life, and to never take anything for granted.

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