30 Admiration Quotes That Will Make You Appreciate More

Admiration is seeing the beauty and color around us. Even when the brightness is replaced by the night sky’s dimming, we still find the darker hues just as beautiful. To admire is to find amazement in every corner of the world.

To admire also reflects humility, because we recognize the marvelous things that others are capable of. It is to give our respect and appreciation to those whose greatness inspires us. That’s why admiration does not only evoke wonder, it also motivates us to be better.

Here are 30 admiration quotes inspiring you to give praise where praise is due.

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

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

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

admiration innocence quotes

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

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

admiration sunset quotes

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

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

Enthusiastic admiration is the first principle of knowledge and the last. – William Blake

admiration knowledge quotes

Etiquette requires us to admire the human race. – Mark Twain

The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We live by our imagination, our admirations, and our sentiments. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

admiration sentiments quotes

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

You always admire what you really don’t understand. – Blaise Pascal

The earth incites the wonder and admiration of man even though he is imperfect and his understanding greatly limited. – Joseph Franklin Rutherford

admiration earth quotes

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

When we develop the habit of appreciating others, they too appreciate us. This creates a virtuous cycle of appreciation in which there is mutual respect and admiration. – Awdhesh Singh

One can seldom admire what one loves. – Marcel Proust

admiration love quotes

Learn to admire the others. It is the first step, to overcome your ego. – Ehsan Sehgal

I have always been one who wanted a great of love, admiration and respect from others without having to go to all the trouble of deserving it. – Sherwood Anderson

I think that the greatest people of all are not those who have achieved great things, but those who appreciate great things whether they achieve them or not. – Craig D. Lounsbrough

admiration people quotes

A starry night moon looks at you with admiration because in her eyes you are a star. – Debasish Mridha

It’s not the beauty of a person you should admire. It is the purity of heart that deserves your admiration. – Karon Waddell

Each person you admire is simply a reminder of your own latent excellence, your own unacknowledged beauty. – Vironika Tugaleva

admiration excellence quotes

Admiration for a quality or an art can be so strong that it deters us from striving to possess it. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

It is a pleasurable thing to earn the admiration of others, but it is a far better feeling to honestly admire thyself. – Richelle E. Goodrich

admiration pleasure quotes

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

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

admiration beauty quotes

Admiration of great men, living or dead, naturally evokes imitation of them in a greater or less degree. – Samuel Smiles

Admiration is seen as a noble sentiment – we admire people for admiring others, detecting, in their admiration, a suggestion of taste and humility. – Maria Konnikova

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