Monday, May 18, 2009



It may be laid down as a general rale, that no woman who hath any great pretensions to admiration is ever well pleased in a company where she perceives herself to rill only the second place.—Fielding.

Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries, and kept alive by a new perpctnal succession of miracles rising up to its view.— Addison.

Those who are formed to win general admiration are seldom calculated to bestow individual happiness.—/.""'// Blessington.

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.—


Admiration and moderate contemplation have a great power to prolong life; for these detain the spirits upon pleasing subjects, without suffering them to tnmultuate and act disorderly. But subtle, acute, and severe inquiries cut short life; for they fatigue and wear out the spirits.—Byron.

We always love those who admire ns, but we do not always love those whom we admire.—


There is a wide difference between admiration and love. The sublime, which is the cause of the former, always dwells on great objects and terrible ; the latter on small ones and pleasing ; we submit to what we admire, but we love what submits to us: in one cose we are forced, in the other we are flattered, into compliance.—Burke.

Amid the most mercenary ages it is but a secondary sort of admiration that is bestowed upon magnificence.—Shenstone.

To cultivate sympathy vou must be among

living creatures, and thinking about them;

and to cultivate admiration, vou must be

among beautiful things and looking at them.—


There is a long and wearisome step between admiration and imitation.—Ricliter.

The love of admiration leads to fraud, much more tha* the love of commendation ; but, on the other hand, the latter is much more likely to spoil our good actions by the substitution of an inferior motive.—Bishop Whately.

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

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