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Admirable Quotes

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What is admirable about those
who have been of great service to humanity
is not that they suffered in being of service,
but that they found their source of happiness
(joy if you prefer) in that service.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when
two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife,
confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
- Homer

This is the mark of a really admirable man:
steadfastness in the face of trouble.
- Ludwig van Beethoven

Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it.
It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
- Victor Hugo

 

So many shows out there dumb-down the country.
It's so admirable to be part of a show that wants people to think.
- David Krumholtz

A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature.
She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way,
and works within whatever system she is in.
- Anita Brookner

McDonald's is almost 50 years old.
For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record
of being able to deliver admirable sales.
- Jim Cantalupo

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To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong,
is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
- Irving Wallace

The familiar material objects may not be all that is real,
but they are admirable examples.
- Willard Van Orman Quine

If one cannot command attention by one's admirable
qualities one can at least be a nuisance.
- Margery Allingham

Having contemplated this admirable grove,
I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river,
and though it was now late in December,
the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
- William Bartram

People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels
when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
- Helen Hayes

I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making
an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love.
I found that admirable.
- Ben Kingsley

Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable,
so with autobiography.
- Hilaire Belloc

Americans are overreaching; overreaching is the most
admirable and most American of the many American excesses.
- George Will

There is only one admirable form of the imagination:
the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality,
that it makes things happen.
- Sean O'Faolain

Great authors are admirable in this respect:
in every generation they make for disagreement.
Through them we become aware of our differences.
- Andre Gide

An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community,
whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally.
It is an admirable quality.
- Jasmine Guy

Men value things in three ways: as useful,
as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent,
or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
- Mortimer Adler

The great and admirable strength of America consists in this,
that America is truly the American people.
- Jacques Maritain

Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which
millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
- Jean Rostand

A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful,
so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity,
is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
- Edna Ferber

I've always tried to be fair to my subjects.
That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark,
or Eisenhower.
- Stephen Ambrose

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest,
more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
- Gloria Steinem

What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity.
No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
- Hattie McDaniel

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage.
Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
- Delmore Schwartz

Praying can make a difference, and it is up to all of us to try that,
with faith, and see if it will not support these admirable troops,
their spouses, and their families.
- Michael Enzi

No two people take on the information of being admirable
and being admired in the same way.
- Jock Sturges

I sometimes give myself admirable advice,
but I am incapable of taking it.
- Lord Chesterfield

The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not
with the boy or the girl in the book,
but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
- Vladimir Nabokov

The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation,
plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable
training in accuracy of eye and hand.
- Thomas Huxley

Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.
- Shinichi Suzuki

Many people when they fall in love look for a little
haven of refuge from the world,
where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable,
and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
- Bertrand Russell

Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic;
powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks.
They are also a means to terrible destruction in the
hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
- Pierre Curie

Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable,
he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his
personal hopes of glory and power is abominable,
even if he too risks his life.
- Jose Marti

I count myself well educated, for the admirable woman
at the head of the school which I attended from the
age of four and a half till I was thirteen and a half,
was a born teacher in advance of her own times.
- Catherine Helen Spence

On Being John Malkovich and the cinema of the absurd,
I do enjoy it.
I wish there were more like it.
The very fact that there can't be more like it is one
of the reasons it's admirable.
- Carter Burwell

The brave and capable women who served in Iraq and
Afghanistan have performed admirably.
- Susan Davis

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mixing one's wines may be a mistake,
but old and new wisdom mix admirably.
- Bertolt Brecht

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

When I admire the wonders of a sunset
or the beauty of the moon,
my soul expands in the worship of the creator.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

A man likes his wife to be
just clever enough to appreciate his cleverness,
and just stupid enough to admire it.
- Israel Zangwill

He has all of the virtues I dislike,
and none of the vices I admire.
- Winston Churchill

The movies we love and admire are to some extent a
function of who we are when we see them.
- Mary Schmich

I do not admire young actresses whose foreheads cannot move.
- Kathleen Turner

I don't admire Freud as much as some people do.
Imagine Shakespeare being aware of the Oedipal complex when he wrote Hamlet.
It would have been a disaster.
- Nathalie Sarraute

What we need is more women writers, writing for older women.
There are some actresses who have production companies
and create their own material,
and I truly admire that.
- Kathleen Turner

Admire a small ship, but put your freight in a large one;
for the larger the load,
the greater will be the profit upon profit.
- Hesiod

Eisenhower was my war hero and the President I admire and respect most.
- Ethel Merman

I like a lot of Margaret Atwood, I like much of Alice Munro.
Again, if you were to ask me about male writers,
there's often a novel I admire, but not all of their works.
- Ann Beattie

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him.
- Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

I just admire everybody and sit in awe and watch them.
- Fred Willard

Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
- Alexander Pope

It can become an exercise in trying to get the reader
to like and admire you instead of an exercise in creative art.
- David Foster Wallace

I have no idols.
I admire work, dedication and competence.
- Ayrton Senna

There are lots of people I admire and respect,
but I don't necessarily want to be like them.
I'm to happy being myself.
- James D'arcy

Oddly my name has been no professional help at all!
It seems to have made no difference.
I admire him hugely, both for his benevolence and his
enormous psychological perception.
- Joanna Trollope

In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters,
I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety.
The present was always temporary.
- Lennart Meri

In the theatrical works we love and admire the most,
the ending of the drama generally takes place offstage.
- Gustav Mahler

I admire Ginsberg as a poet, despite the fact that
he seems not to know when he is being good and when he is bad.
But he will last, or at least those poems will last.
- Leslie Fiedler

Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy.
I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
- Samuel Butler

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
And that is not happiness.
- F. H. Bradley

I don't like that, because there are a lot of people
whose works I admire as actors or actresses,
or musicians.
And you know, I've been a big fan of different musicians or actors.
- Laura Bush

I admire President Chavez for his strength to resist the United States.
Instead, Bush is waging a war of terrorism against the world.
- Cindy Sheehan

It could be my British need for discipline that makes
me admire the American appetite for freedom and passion.
- Steve Winwood

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.
- W. H. Auden

I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire.
- Vivienne Westwood

I went through all the musicians in my life who I admire as bright,
intelligent, virtuosic players.
- David Bowie


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