61+ Best Admiration Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Admiration is the feeling of admiring someone or something. Profoundly inspirational admiration quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Admiration Quotes

We can admire what we see, but we can only love what we truly know. – Tyga

You can admire people for sure, and they’re worth admiring, but you need to find that special thing about yourself. It takes working hard, getting the technique, and learning to sing and all that stuff, but the master class is about bringing yourself to the role. – Susan Egan

Admire as much as you can. Most people do not admire enough. – Vincent Van Gogh

What a strange vanity painting is; it attracts admiration by resembling the original, we do not admire. – Blaise Pascal

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

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. – Joseph Addison

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

It is not because the touch of genius has roused genius to production, but because the admiration of genius has made talent ambitious, that the harvest is still so abundant. – Margaret Fuller

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

Distance is a great promoter of admiration. – Denis Diderot

I guess as you get older you sort of see the mechanics, even with the best comedians. There’s admiration for people I admire, but it’s not guttural laughter. It’s a wry ‘Oh, well done, sir.’ But I sort of miss that slightly; I miss the raw joy of comedy I used to get. – Stephen Merchant

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

He’s a great goalie, I admire him a lot. He has great patience. He just works hard and he’s doing a great job. – Manny Legace

If I did not have for him the warm affection a son feels toward a less austere and preoccupied father, I at least had an immense respect for him, and a great admiration. – Lincoln Ellsworth

Nature deserves praise and admiration for making machines so small. Marcello Malpighi

Fondness and admiration are two of the most crucial elements in a rewarding and long-lasting romance. Although happily married couples may feel driven to distraction at times by their partner’s personality flaws, they still feel that the person they married is worthy of honor and respect. – Dr. John Gottman

The qualities I most admire in women are confidence and kindness. Oscar de la Renta

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 minds. – Albert Einstein

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

A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. – Anonymous

It was the joy of admiration and of one’s own ability, growing together. – Ayn Rand

I have a lot of admiration for people who’ve been in relationships a long time, married for years. – Paloma Faith

When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. – Anonymous

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

The greatest marriages are built on teamwork. A mutual respect, a healthy dose of admiration, and a never-ending portion of love and grace. – Fawn Weaver

When There Can Be That Admiration For Self The Rest Is Very Simple. – Prem Rawat

The poet never asks for admiration, he wants to be believed. – Anonymous

Admiration and familiarity are strangers. – George Sand

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

Won’t say I hate you-but my admiration for you is under control. – Fred Allen

I have so much admiration for people who devote their life to the church, … I was quite inspired by Clara. I was inspired by her drive to do good, by her willingness to sacrifice herself and her. – Anonymous

For you I always had an admiration, we lost touch, but you never left my imagination. – Anonymous

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

Admiration, warmth, respect, and the desire to be yours. Will you be my Valentine? – Anonymous

We live by Admiration, Hope, and Love; And, even as these are well and wisely fixed. – Anonymous

Some seek fame cause they need validation, Some say hating is confused admiration. – Anonymous

If I’m to have a character that others admire, I need to focus on developing that character. I need to make decisions that are honorable and honest. I need to focus on others rather than myself. I need to be consistent in my dealings with other (while being careful to avoid what Emerson calleda foolish consistency). I must obey the calls of my religious beliefs. And I must be true to myself, my God, and others. I should never seek the admiration of others, but if I develop an honest, loving, caring character, the admiration will come. – Tom Walsh

It was a wonderful thing. The turnout was indicative of the tremendous love, admiration, and respect that this town has for him. It was a wonderful tribute to Leo. – Janice Farinon

I admire him for his work, but I know he’s going to lose. I guarantee he’s not going to win. But it’s like I tell everybody: You Puerto Ricans, you got to vote for your own kind no matter what. It doesn’t make a difference if he’s going to win or lose. Stand behind him; maybe he might win, and then he could help you out. – Angel Gonzalez

Two souls with but a single thought of love and admiration, equals two hearts beating as one. – Andrew Guzaldo

Every day she imagined placing a beautiful crown upon her head to remind herself that she was a powerful, resourceful, intelligent and wise woman, worthy of her own admiration. – Anonymous

You can sell millions of records, be showered with all this love and admiration and still feel despised and unwanted. That’s what I felt. I’ve made a lot of mistakes I’m not proud of. – Scott Stapp

Friendship is like the aroma of fresh coffee that entails admiration, temptation, trust, love and good memories. – Anonymous

In an age of casual, cynical, indifferent routine, among people who held themselves as if they were not flesh, but meat-Dagny’s bearing seemed almost indecent, because this was the way a woman would have faced a ballroom centuries ago, when the act of displaying one’s half-naked body for the admiration of men was an act of daring, when it had meaning, and but one meaning, acknowledged by all as a high adventure. And this-thought Mrs. Taggart, smiling-was the girl she had believed to be devoid of sexual capacity. She felt an immense relief, and a touch of amusement at the thought that a discovery of this kind should make her feel relieved. The relief lasted only for a few hours. At the end of the evening, she saw Dagny in a corner of the ballroom, sitting on a balustrade as if it were a fence rail, her legs dangling under the chiffon skirt as if she were dressed in slacks. She was talking to a couple of helpless young men, her face contemptuously empty. – Ayn Rand

I truly admire people who live a simple life with just enough money to spend every day yet they know the true meaning of happiness. – Anonymous

Admiration of the proletariat, like that of dams, power stations, and airplanes, is part of the ideology of the machine age. – Anonymous

Marriage is a mutual admiration society where one person is always right, the other is the husband. – W Grant

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

To her the earth was composed of hardships and insults. She felt instant admiration for a man who openly defied it. She thought that if the grim angel of death should clutch his heart, Pete would shrug his shoulders and say, Oh, everything goes. She anticipated that he would come again shortly. She spent some of her week’s pay in the purchase of flowered cretonne for a lambrequin. She made it with infinite care and hung it to the slightly careening mantel over the stove in the kitchen. She studied it with painful anxiety from different points in the room. She wanted it to look well on Sunday night when, perhaps, Jimmie’s friend would come. On Sunday night, however, Pete did not appear. Afterwards the girl looked at it with a sense of humiliation. She was now convinced that Pete was superior to admiration for lambrequins. – Stephen Crane

I have so much admiration for women who are mothers, who balance family and work. – Anonymous

There is no loneliness more miserable than self-admiration. – Imam Ali

I have great admiration for IIT and their coaches. They don’t get the type of players that the rest of the conference gets, but they came back to take the lead against us in the second half. There is no quit in those kids, and I admire them for that. – Pat Sullivan

Whatever you do for the sole purpose of having others admire you, your efforts will most likely be in vain. – Dave Pelzer

The truest test of independent judgment is being able to dislike someone who admires us, and to admire someone who dislikes us. – Sydney J. Harris

Nobody admires anyone else without qualification. If they do they’re after an image, not a person. – Scott Lynch

The desire to please those we admire and respect often cripples conscience. – Elizabeth Cady Stanton

We tend to become like those whom we admire. – Thomas S. Monson

He who meanly admires mean things is a Snob. – William Makepeace Thackeray

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

People don’t admire you for what you hate, they admire you for what you do about it, and your slacks. – Greg Behrendt

As long as one can admire and love, then one is young forever. – Pablo Casals