|Hoyt & Roberts, comps. Hoyts New Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations. 1922.|
|Not to admire, is all the art I know|
(Plain truth, dear Murray, needs few flowers of speech)
To make men happy, or to keep them so,
(So take it in the very words of Creech)
Thus Horace wrote we all know long ago;
And thus Pope quotes the precept to re-teach
From his translation; but had none admired,
Would Pope have sung, or Horace been inspired?
ByronDon Juan. Canto V. 100. PopeFirst Book of the Epistles of Horace. Ep. I. L. 1.
| No nobler feeling than this, of admiration for one higher than himself, dwells in the breast of man. It is to this hour, and at all hours, the vivifying influence in mans life.|
CarlyleHeroes and Hero Worship.
|To admire nothing, (as most are wont to do;)|
Is the only method that I know,
To make men happy, and to keep them so.
Thomas CreechTranslation. Horace. I. Ep. VI. 1.
|Heroes themselves had fallen behind!|
Wheneer he went before.
GoldsmithA Great Man.
|On dit que dans ses amours|
Il fut caressé des belles,
Qui le suivirent toujours,
Tant quil marcha devant elles.
Chanson sur le fameux La Palisse. Attributed to Bernard de la Monnoye. (Source of Goldsmiths lines.)
|The king himself has followd her|
When she has walkd before.
GoldsmithElegy on Mrs. Mary Blaize.
| We always love those who admire us, and we do not always love those whom we admire.|
La RochefoucauldMaxim 305.
|For fools admire, but men of sense approve.|
PopeEssay on Criticism. L. 391.
|Season your admiration for awhile.|
Hamlet. Act I. Sc. 2. L. 192.