92+ Best Admiration Quotes: Exclusive Selection

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Famous Admiration Quotes

The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt

It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration and respect. Hermann Hesse

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. Benjamin Franklin

I don’t have to agree with you to like you or respect you. Anthony Bourdain

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

Woman is not made to be the admiration of all, but the happiness of one. Edmund Burke

Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It is impossible to escape the impression that people commonly use false standards of measurement  that they seek power, success and wealth for themselves and admire them in others, and that they underestimate what is of true value in life. Sigmund Freud

There is an innocence in admiration; it is found in those to whom it has never yet occurred that they, too, might be admired some day. Friedrich Nietzsche

There is an innocence in admiration it occurs in one who has not yet realized that they might one day be admired. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

A lady’s imagination is very rapid; it jumps from admiration to love, from love to matrimony in a moment. Jane Austen

Two things fill the mind with ever new and increasing admiration and awe, the more often and steadily we reflect upon them the starry heavens above me and the moral law within me. I do not seek or conjecture either of them as if they were veiled obscurities or extravagances beyond the horizon of my vision; I see them before me and connect them immediately with the consciousness of my existence. Immanuel Kant

I just play it safe when it comes to television because it is WWE’s intellectual property. But it is literally my legal name, like on my ID. My name hasn’t been Cody Runnels since I was 17. But it’s theirs. At no point would I ever want to go into a courtroom with a company I have love and admiration for. Cody Rhodes

He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking. Leo Tolstoy

I have always been a great believer that women should support women, and my admiration goes out to mothers everywhere, as they constantly put their own needs behind those of their children, embracing daily uncertainties and entering the new uncharted territories that each day brings, to be, in return, rewarded with joy and unending love. Victoria Beckham

Have you ever felt the longing for someone you could admire? For something, not to look down at, but up to? Ayn Rand

When my trust fund ran out, I panicked. I have a lot of admiration for the kids who come to the big city with nothing and make it. James St. James

Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate. William Arthur Ward

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

As she had done when she introduced the US president in Berlin, she addressed him publicly with the informal du for the first time since the NSA controversy in 2013. Claudia Clark

Our love, our gratitude, our admiration for our men and women in uniform, our veterans and their families all of that is bigger than any one party or any one election. Michelle Obama

All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person. Asa Don Brown

As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children. John Adams

When a man finds the woman he really loves, the one he respects and wants to call wife, there is nothing on earth he won’t do for her. No mountain he won’t hike. No river he won’t wade. No door he won’t open. She is Eve and there’s not a snake crawling that can keep them apart. Yolanda Joe

Maybe you are the cool generation If coolness means a capacity to stay calm and use your head in the service of ends passionately believed in, then it has my admiration. Kingman Brewster, Jr.

When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him. Amaka Imani Nkosazana

I’m lucky to have met Nicolas Ghesquiere, the creative director of Vuitton. He understands me and knows me, and I admire his sensibility and talent. Karl Lagerfeld is another huge designer and artist for whom I feel affection and admiration. Brigitte Macron

The woman is the most perfect doll that i have dressed with delight and admiration. Karl Lagerfeld

I can’t make anything. I don’t know how to make a dress. I couldn’t go on a shoot and create an image. I can’t write a script. I have so much admiration for people who can do these things, because I would have no idea where to start. Anna Wintour

The first ingredient to being wrong is to claim that you are right. Geniuses have a knack for raising new questions. Hence by the public they are either admired for their creativity or, even more commonly so, detested for disturbing the daily peace of mind. Criss Jami

I was raised by two women, and that laid the groundwork for the way I treat em with the utmost respect and admiration. Jimmy Connors

You are, I think, an evening star, the fairest of all the stars. Sappho

I love live performance and have huge admiration for people who can really do it. It’s the same with music I’ll play a record and think that I’m not really into country or ragga. But, if it’s live and the musicians are good, I’ll listen to pretty much anything. Helen McCrory

To a man, sex is the ultimate expression of love. It is pure pleasure. But to a woman there exists something greater than pleasure gestures of adoration. A gentle caress on the cheek, an attentive smile, a soft kiss while swept away in a slow dance, the whispered words You’re beautiful these are the tokens of love that women cherish. Richelle E. Goodrich

My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind. Albert Einstein

She lacks the core of sureness, she craves admiration insatiably. She lives on reflections of herself in others eyes. She does not dare to be herself. Anaïs Nin

Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt. Minna Antrim

Facebook gives people an illusory sense of being lıked. Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Admiration and familiarity are strangers. George Sand

It is our ignorance of things that causes all our admiration and chiefly excites our passions. Edmund Burke

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

Prove that you love me through a lingering gaze and never losing that twinkle of adoration in your eyes. Richelle E. Goodrich

At a deep psychological level, convincing young people that they will get the respect, admiration, love that they are looking for through consumerism is a manipulation of a deep human instinct to want to belong. Helena Norberg Hodge

I think if you like somebody you have to tell them. It might be embarrassing to say it, but you will never regret stepping up. I know from personal experience, however, that you should not keep telling a girl that you like her after she tells you she isn’t into it. You should not keep riding your bike by her house either. Donald Miller

Lipstick is the most valuable weapon in a woman’s make up kit. It has the power to transform the appearance and mood of the person wearing it, and, at the same time, arouses the admiration of everybody else. Monica Bellucci

She can feel his blood, just beneath his skin; when he breathes, the air fills with smoke. He’s like a dragon, ancient and fearless. Alice Hoffman

He who marvels at the beauty of the world in summer will find equal cause for wonder and admiration in winter. John Burroughs

When the suicide arrived at the sky, the people there asked him Why? He replied Because no one admired me. Stephen Crane

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. Francois de La Rochefoucauld

I want to lay my kill at your feet. Annette Curtis Klause

Greatness is a spiritual condition worthy to excite love, interest, and admiration; and the outward proof of possessing greatness is that we excite love, interest and admiration. Matthew Arnold

You will meet many opponents in your time that will come face to face with your flaws, trust the chaos pain confusion is the pathway to break open and become free. Nikki Rowe

Too little is it considered, while we gaze on aristocratic beauty, how much good food, soft lying, warm wrapping, ease of mind, have to do with the attractions which command our admiration. Samuel Lover

There’s something different about him, and I don’t have to think hard to see it. Something about the way he takes over a room, the way he looks at me, like he has already identified and can disarm every one of my defense mechanisms with no effort, like he sees through them to the disaster lying beneath. And he wants it. K.A. Tucker

I am touched by the admiration and ovation I receive from CSK fans, which will always remain close to my heart. MS Dhoni

True devotion and humility is when you carelessly allow yourself to fall in love with things you consider will make you look inferior, which in essence, makes you superior. Michael Bassey Johnson

As biologists, we contemplate with admiration and awe the wondrous array of sophisticated cell interactions and recognitions evolved in the T cell immune system, which must be a model for other similarly complex biological systems of highly differentiated organisms. Baruj Benacerraf

The world needs someone they can admire from a distance; from a very far distance. Michael Bassey Johnson

I am convinced that our movement will be more demoralized and weakened by blind and uncritical admiration than by frank admission of past mistakes. Marie Louise

Songwriting and poetry are so commonly birthed from underdogs because one can make even the ugliest situations admirable, or more beautiful than the beautiful situations they are the most graceful media in which the lines of society are distorted. Criss Jami

Know yourself. Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. Ann Landers

That should have been my strategy! By the time I’ve worked through the emotions of surprise, admiration, anger, jealousy, and frustration, I’m watching that reddish mane of hair disappear into the trees well out of shooting range. Suzanne Collins

I have admiration for beautiful women. Craig David

I was very pleased with your kind letter. Until now I never dreamed of being something like a hero. But since you’ve given me the nomination I feel that I am one. Albert Einstein

Oscar Wilde always makes me smile with respect and admiration. His short stories prove that it is possible to be both sarcastic, even cynical, but deeply compassionate. Just seeing the cover of one of Wilde’s books in a bookshop makes me smile. Orhan Pamuk

Read Euler, read Euler, he is the master of us all. Pierre Simon Laplace

I have huge admiration for Taylor Swift. She’s tall, talented, young, thin, and beautiful. More importantly, she seems focused, generous, vulnerable, and kind. Katherine Ryan

She never felt sorry for herself, and that was something I decided I admired most in people. Jeannette Walls

I would say that awards are for children. Because children need a tangible representation of their achievement. And as adults, you have to settle for the respect and admiration of your peers. T. J. Miller

The guys can’t take their eyes off Colleen one of them probably sees her just like I do, she’s the gatekeeper to another world. Ron Koertge

We were probably the last people in the country to get a VCR and we didn’t have cable. There wasn’t any admiration of glamour, no, I want to look like them or have that lifestyle, because everyone in my town had the same lifestyle. So I didn’t think, Ooh, a movie star’s birthday! I just thought, What? Christina Hendricks

Admiration Our feeling of delight that another person resembles us. Evan Esar

It is heroic to prepare for war with a tyrant power. Patriots will always win the admiration of mankind for daring to meet the bloodshed of battle for their country’s liberty. But the patriot who is willing to go to that sacrifice will be the first to condemn the aimless and secret shedding of blood in time of peace. John Boyle O’Reilly

Women fancy admiration means more than it does. Mary Lydon Simonsen

Drawing must seek interest, not admiration. Because admiration wears quickly. John Howe

I consider him Alexander von Humboldt the most important scientist whom I have met. Thomas Jefferson

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown. Samuel Daniel

The last achievement of the serious admirer is to stop immediately putting to work the energies aroused by, filling up the space opened by, what is admired. Thereby talented admirers give themselves permission to breathe, to breathe more deeply. But for that it is necessary to go beyond avidity; to identify with something beyond achievement, beyond the gathering of power. Susan Sontag

Daffodils, blossom and tulips jostle to the front of the stage in April. I love these early perennials they may be more modest but they nearly all have that one special quality that a plant needs to transform your affections from admiration to affection charm. Monty Don

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

One can seldom admire what one loves. Marcel Proust

If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married. Katharine Hepburn

And continued to regard all their absurdities in the most rosy light through the admiring eyes of love. Marcel Proust

I’ve had the privilege of working with Bono for the past few years in the One Campaign to fight AIDS and hunger and disease around the world. Bono is an Irishman and a great humanitarian. And I remember him telling me of his admiration for America. Mike Huckabee

I watched as she, with a half-life-worth of anger and resolve, flickered into this dark night and tried with all her might to get back what was taken from her. Mo Daviau

We must always remember with gratitude and admiration the first sailors who steered their vessels through storms and mists, and increased our knowledge of the lands of ice in the South. Roald Amundsen

She looks great in that skirt. Her butt is so cute. C.B. Lee

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and aeroplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age.bBertrand Russell

Ariya was tall and fine boned, with large doe eyes framed by long lashes. She moved about the one story house with a self possessed grace in her purple dress. We thought she would make a good model. She could sell anything but perfume, because she always had a smell parsley, cilantro, chicken, goat, sour sop, shop cheese. Jenelle Jack Pierre

Every Fourth of July, our Declaration of Independence is produced, with a sublime indignation, to set forth the tyranny of the mother country and to challenge the admiration of the world. But what a pitiful detail of grievances does this document present in comparison with the wrongs which our slaves endure! William Lloyd Garrison