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I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.
I think it's an amazing quality to be able to roll with the punches and not be totally ruined as a person because life's been rough for you. That's a really admirable way to go through your life.
McDonald's is almost 50 years old. For 47 years we had a pretty consistent track record of being able to deliver admirable sales.
I don't want to be Angelina Jolie. Not that Angelina Jolie is not the most talented, beautiful, successful, amazing, admirable person who does good things for the world, but I don't want to be a movie star like that.
I like all the families in the U.K. But what I like about the idea of the royal family is... they seem like they're well educated and there's something admirable about them. And the Queen... she reminds me of my grandma.
Having contemplated this admirable grove, I proceeded towards the shrubberies on the banks of the river, and though it was now late in December, the aromatic groves appeared in full bloom.
What is the thing that Hollywood demands most? Sincerity. No place in the world will pay such a high price for this admirable trait.
The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.
Willard Van Orman Quine
There are good intentions behind many people's conversion to veganism, including an admirable devotion to the well-being of animals and a justified skepticism about the crap the USDA allows manufacturers to put in our food. But it's hard to ignore the often sanctimonious nature of what some nutritionists view as an 'extremist' way of eating.
You have to really want to be a Navy SEAL. The passion you need to endure the rigors of training, to become the best of the best... It's admirable.
Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette.
Alfred Nobel's discoveries are characteristic; powerful explosives can help men perform admirable tasks. They are also a means to terrible destruction in the hands of the great criminals who lead peoples to war.
If one cannot command attention by one's admirable qualities one can at least be a nuisance.
Women have been brought up to be passive, accepting, not come forward and play a major role in life. And with age, there's a tendency to revert to that - to pull back, recede. I don't think it's advisable or admirable.
Our biggest struggle as human beings is to project ourselves as something that society has deemed admirable or likable instead of being honest.
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
There is only one admirable form of the imagination: the imagination that is so intense that it creates a new reality, that it makes things happen.
I saw novelists as being admirable people and I thought... I thought... maybe, one day, I could be one of them.
Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
An activist is one who is actively involved in creating community, whether that is locally in their neighborhood or internationally. It is an admirable quality.
I have proven that being a perfectionist can be profitable and admirable when creating content across the board: in television, books, newspapers, radio, videos.
There's an admirable belief about the virtues of meritocracy - that the best ideas prove the best results. It's a wrong and misguided belief by well-intentioned people.
We give our kids vaccinations. That's a biological enhancement that's considered not just acceptable but actually admirable.
There's very little admirable about being a pirate. There's very little functional about a pirate. There's very little real about a pirate.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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