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S. Austin Allibone, comp.  Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay.  1880.
 
Admiration
 
  Admiration is a short-lived passion, that immediately decays upon growing familiar with its object, unless it be still fed with fresh discoveries.
Joseph Addison.    
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  All things are admired either because they are new or because they are great.
Francis Bacon.    
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  The passions always move, and therefore (consequently) please: for without motion there can be no delight; which cannot be considered but as an active passion. When we view those elevated ideas of nature, the result of that view is admiration, which is always the cause of pleasure.
John Dryden.    
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  There is a pleasure in admiration; and this is that which properly causeth admiration: when we discover a great deal in an object which we understand to be excellent, and yet we see (we know not how much) more beyond that, which our understandings cannot fully reach and comprehend.
John Tillotson.    
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