A Quote by Jane Austen on love and admiration

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

Jane Austen (1775 - 1817)

Source: Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" by Mr. Darcy

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A Quote by Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel on hero, admiration, and responsibility

Each person is a hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.

Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel

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A Quote by Annie Dillard on world, enemy, and admiration

Admire the world for never ending on you as you would admire an opponent, without taking your eyes off him, or walking away.

Annie Dillard (nee Doak) (1945 -)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on admiration, belief, god, lies, religion, science, and world

It was, of course, a lie what you read about my religious convictions, a lie which is being systematically repeated. I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this but have expressed it clearly. If something is in me which can be called religious then it is the unbounded admiration for the structure of the world so far as our science can reveal it.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Yoshida Kenko on admiration and garden

Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.

Yoshida Kenko

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on admiration and vices

He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on admiration, books, company, learning, life, men, pleasure, and society

Might I give counsel to any man, I would say to him, try to frequent the company of your betters. In books and in life, that is the most wholesome society; learn to admire rightly; the great pleasure of life is that. Note what great men admire.

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

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A Quote by William Symonds on admiration, cleverness, company, day, diversity, fatherhood, god, history, liberty, life, people, and world

William Symonds, in his 1612 history of the Virginia colonies, also omits the Pocahontas episode, relating instead that Smith secured his release through his own clever connivance: "A month those Barbarians kept him prisoner, many strange triumphes and conjurations they made of him, yet hee so demeaned himselfe amongst them, as he not only diverted them from surprising the Fort, but procured his owne liberty, and got himselfe and his company such estimation amongst them, that those Salvages admired him as a demi-God. ...So he had inchanted those poor soules (being their prisoner) in demonstrating unto them the roundnesse of the world, the course of the moone and starres, the cause of the day and night the largenes of the seas the quallities of our ships, shot and powder, The devision of the world, with the diversity of people, their complexions, customs and conditions. All which he fained to be under the command of Captaine Newport, whom he tearmed to them his father; of whose arrival, it chanced he so directly prophesied, as they esteemed him an oracle; by these fictions he not only saved his owne life, and obtained his liberty, but had them at that command, he might command what he listed."

William Symonds

Source: The Proceedings of the English Colonies in Virginia..., 1612

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A Quote by William Rothenstein on admiration, art, beauty, garden, indifference, order, past, and time

How often I admire the taste shown in the garden which, within the house, may be indifferent. Here is an art which is today probably more perfect than at any previous time, one which does not break with the past, while it brings a sense of comely order, and a radiant beauty, to cottage and manor alike.

William Rothenstein (1872 - 1945)

Source: 1939

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A Quote by William Lawson on admiration, earth, imitation, motherhood, spirit, and world

What more delightsome than an infinite varietie of sweet smelling flowers? decking with sundry colours the greene mantle of the Earth, the universall Mother of us all, so by them bespotted, so dyed, that all the world cannot sample them, and wherein it is more fit to admire the Dyer, than imitate his workemanship. Colouring not onely the earth, but decking the ayre, and sweetning every breath and spirit.

William Lawson

Source: A New Orchard and Garden, 1618

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