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.
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.
Often it seems that there are writers who are their best selves on the page. That Seamus Heaney was as genuine and deeply admirable in person as in his poems was to me a gift, then as now.
The great and admirable strength of America consists in this, that America is truly the American people.
Just as there is nothing between the admirable omelet and the intolerable, so with autobiography.
Just as he who gives his life to serve a great idea is admirable, he who avails himself of a great idea to serve his personal hopes of glory and power is abominable, even if he too risks his life.
Music exists for the purpose of growing an admirable heart.
Love is the most difficult and dangerous form of courage. Courage is the most desperate, admirable and noble kind of love.
The familiar material objects may not be all that is real, but they are admirable examples.
The capsules of the geranium furnish admirable barometers. Fasten the beard, when fully ripe, upon a stand, and it will twist itself or untwist, according as the air is moist or dry.