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Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
That is who Barack Obama is - a person of admirable character - and that is who he has remained for me over these last four years. I have not agreed with his every decision, but never once have I seen him break his cool, lose his composure, or abandon his insightful perspective - even during the most serious and/or absurd national disasters.
There is nothing nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends.
I love soccer, love tennis... Roger Federer has been a favourite for a long, long time. The kind of consistency he has shown, 16 Grand Slam titles... The way he handles himself in pressure situations is admirable... He is so calm... In soccer, I'm a huge fan of Barcelona... I like watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and David Villa.
What a piece of work is a man, how noble in reason, how infinite in faculties, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god.
Our biggest struggle as human beings is to project ourselves as something that society has deemed admirable or likable instead of being honest.
Many of the familiar little things that we use every day have typically evolved over a period of time to a state of familiarity. They balance form and function, elegance and economy, success and failure in ways that are not only acceptable, but also admirable.
This is the mark of a really admirable man: steadfastness in the face of trouble.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.
Every great work makes the human face more admirable and richer, and that is its whole secret.
Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
People who refuse to rest honorably on their laurels when they reach retirement age seem very admirable to me.
A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects.
I've always tried to be fair to my subjects. That's easy when they are as likable and admirable as Lewis and Clark, or Eisenhower.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
I just loved playing a man who was unafraid of making an idiot of himself in the process of falling in love. I found that admirable.
Amnesty is as good for those who give it as for those who receive it. It has the admirable quality of bestowing mercy on both sides.
Many people when they fall in love look for a little haven of refuge from the world, where they can be sure of being admired when they are not admirable, and praised when they are not praiseworthy.
The child who has been taught to make an accurate elevation, plan, and section of a pint pot has had an admirable training in accuracy of eye and hand.
Great authors are admirable in this respect: in every generation they make for disagreement. Through them we become aware of our differences.
Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith
The good, the admirable reader identifies himself not with the boy or the girl in the book, but with the mind that conceived and composed that book.
Men value things in three ways: as useful, as pleasant or sources of pleasure, and as excellent, or as intrinsically admirable or honorable.
Nothing is more admirable than the fortitude with which millionaires tolerate the disadvantages of their wealth.
C. S. Lewis
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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