Admire Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old admire quotes, admire sayings, and admire proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

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
You can love a woman. To admire her is hard. You are not dealing with something important. Henri Michaux
Knowing what you admire in others is a wonderful mirror into your deepest, as yet unborn, self. Gretchen Rubin
All of us admire people we don't like and like people we don't admire. Malcolm Muggeridge
We may admire people for being wise, but we like them best when they are foolish. Mary Russell Mitford
There's nothing makes you admire people like seeing yourself in them. Eleanor Hibbert
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. Carl Sandburg
We admire people to the extent that we cannot explain what they do, and the word 'admire' then means 'marvel at.' B. F. Skinner
It's great to admire other people's fashion choices, but I don't think you should idolise anyone. Cat Deeley
You always admire what you really don't understand. Blaise Pascal
Be the mirror in which people admire their true potential. Ron Kaufman
The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring. And that is not happiness. F. H. Bradley
A modern man may disapprove of some of his sweeping reforms, and approve others; but finds it difficult not to admire even where he does not approve. Gilbert K. Chesterton
You can't ever be really free if you admire somebody too much. Tove Jansson
Learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what the great men admired; they admired great things; narrow spirits admire basely, and worship meanly. William Makepeace Thackeray
Sometimes when you're treated unfairly it makes you stronger and more determined. I admire that kind of strength. People who have it take a stand and put their blood and soul into what they believe. Michael Jackson
It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves. James Russell Lowell
Transform jealousy to admiration, and what you admire will become part of your life. Yoko Ono
It's easier to be terrified by an enemy you admire. Frank Herbert
The only things one can admire at length are those one admires without knowing why. Eleanor Roosevelt
Developing a relationship with someone you admire, who can encourage you to reach your full potential, is something that everyone can benefit from. Mandy Moore
Those who admire modern civilization usually identify it with the steam engine and the electric telegraph. George Bernard Shaw
We shall not be well so long as we love and admire anything more than we love and admire God. C S Lewis
Admire the diamond that can bear the hits of a hammer. Many deceptive preachers, when critically examined, turn out to be false. Kabir
Let none admire that riches grow in hell; that soil may best deserve the precious bane. John Milton
We always love those who admire us, but we do not always love those whom we admire. Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Be not too hasty to trust or to admire the teachers of morality; they discourse like angels, but they live like men. Samuel Johnson
Everybody admires a go-getter if he is tactful. Earl Tupper
Be a big person; be generous of spirit; be the person you'd admire. Allegra Huston
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
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
Nature's beauty we all admire in every shape and form, but how much more we admire her when the weather's nice and warm. Janet Hargreaves
A hero is someone we can admire without apology. Kitty Kelley
A great part of art consists in imitation. For the whole conduct of life is based on this: that what we admire in others we want to do ourselves. Quintilian
We always admire the other person more after we've tried to do his job. William Feather
All leaders are influenced by those they admire. Reading about them and studying their traits inevitably allows an inspiring leader to develop his own leadership traits. Rudy Giuliani
A fool can always find a greater fool who admires him. Nicolas Boileau
Enjoy your work and work for whom you admire. Warren Buffett
If one is to love oneself one must behave in ways that one can admire. Irvin D. Yalom
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. Theophile Gautier
When I was young, I admired clever people. Now that I am old, I admire kind people. Abraham Joshua Heschel
Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
If what most men admire, they would despise. Twould look as if mankind were growing wise Benjamin Franklin
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. Charles Caleb Colton
To cease to admire is a proof of deterioration. Charles Horton Cooley
The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege. Charles Kuralt
Instead of worrying about what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire. Dale Carnegie
Distance is a great promoter of admiration Denis Diderot
Woman is not made to be the admiration of everybody, but the happiness of one. Edmund Burke
The capacity to admire others is not my most fully developed trait. Henry A. Kissinger
Admiration is a very short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object. Joseph Addison
Great is our admiration of the orator who speaks with fluency and discretion. Marcus Tullius Cicero
Bad artists always admire each others work. Oscar Wilde
Every day, tell at least one person something you like, admire, or appreciate about them. Richard Carlson
Life for the strongest. There is no sympathy for the slain, only admiration for the winner's strength. Terry Goodkind
Admiration is the daughter of ignorance. Thomas Fuller
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
Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration. William Hazlitt
A student never forgets an encouraging private word, when it is given with sincere respect and admiration. William Lyon Phelps
We live by admiration, hope and love William Wordsworth