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Example has more followers than reason. We unconsciously imitate what pleases us, and approximate to the characters we most admire.
Christian Nestell Bovee
Find people not to envy but to admire. Do not the profitable but the admirable deed. Live by ideals.
I love to listen to pop music and I admire people who do that, but I don't think I would ever be a very good pop star. I always leave that singing voice for the shower! I wouldn't put it out in the world!
The companies we admire are like the people we admire: resilient, authentic, personable, collaborative, ambitious, and humble.
It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
It took me some years to clear my head of what Paris wanted me to admire about it, and to notice what I preferred instead. Not power-ridden monuments, but individual buildings which tell a quieter story: the artist's studio, or the Belle Epoque house built by a forgotten financier for a just-remembered courtesan.
I think it is perfectly natural for any artist to admire intensely and love a young man. It is an incident in the life of almost every artist.
I don't usually admire Sarah Palin, but when she was making fun of this 'hopey changey stuff,' she was right: there was nothing there.
I admire Ralph Nader and Denis Kucinich very much, and insofar as they bring up issues and carry out an educational and organisational function - that's important, and fine, and I support it.
We seldom praise anyone in good earnest, except such as admire us.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Fools admire, but men of sense approve.
Think of and look at your work as though it were done by your enemy. I you look at it to admire it, you are lost.
We always admire the other person more after we've tried to do his job.
I do not admire politicians; but when they are excellent in their way, one cannot help allowing them their due.
The writers we tend to universally admire, like Beckett, or Kafka, or TS Eliot, are not very prolific.
I want to act and direct like Jodie Foster. I admire her because she went to college and she is still doing the same thing.
In Europe, we admire grown-up women; I think men revere older women.
I didn't do anything at the Queen, whom I admire.
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
I admire the world of the books and the characters that she's created, but I'm not an addict of Harry Potter. I don't feel possessive about it.
I would love to have been a painter in the tradition of the surrealist painters who I admire so much.
J. G. Ballard
I admire directors so much, I find them incredible: they manage such a huge number of people of different characters, think of the money involved.
I admire Rihanna.
Traditionally, baseball punishes preening. In a society increasingly tolerant of exhibitionism, it is splendid when a hitter is knocked down because in his last at bat he lingered at the plate to admire his home run.
Not that there is anything wrong with confessional songwriting, there are plenty of people that do that I admire. I think it is great, it just isn't how I do things.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
C. S. Lewis
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