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Hoyt & Roberts, comps.  Hoyt’s New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations.  1922.
 
Admiration
 
“Not to admire, is all the art I know
  (Plain truth, dear Murray, needs few flowers of speech)
To make men happy, or to keep them so,”
  (So take it in the very words of Creech)
Thus Horace wrote we all know long ago;
  And thus Pope quotes the precept to re-teach
From his translation; but had none admired,
Would Pope have sung, or Horace been inspired?
        Byron—Don Juan. Canto V. 100. Pope—First Book of the Epistles of Horace. Ep. I. L. 1.
  1
  No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than himself, dwells in the breast of man. It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in man’s life.
        Carlyle—Heroes and Hero Worship.
  2
To admire nothing, (as most are wont to do;)
Is the only method that I know,
To make men happy, and to keep them so.
        Thomas Creech—Translation. Horace. I. Ep. VI. 1.
  3
Heroes themselves had fallen behind!
—Whene’er he went before.
        Goldsmith—A Great Man.
  4
On dit que dans ses amours
Il fut caressé des belles,
Qui le suivirent toujours,
Tant qu’il marcha devant elles.
        Chanson sur le fameux La Palisse. Attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye. (Source of Goldsmith’s lines.)
  5
The king himself has follow’d her
  When she has walk’d before.
        Goldsmith—Elegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.
  6
  We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.
        La Rochefoucauld—Maxim 305.
  7
For fools admire, but men of sense approve.
        Pope—Essay on Criticism. L. 391.
  8
Season your admiration for awhile.
        Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 192.
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