Quotes with admit
I've worked with a lot of great glamorous girls in movies and the theater. And I'll admit, I've often thought it would be wonderful to be a femme fatale. But then I'd always come back to thinking that if they only had what I've had - a family, real love, an anchor - they would have been so much happier during all the hours when the marquees and the floodlights are dark.
Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it, or will admit of an excuse; envy alone wants both. Robert Burton
The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621)
What the chimpanzee has done is to prove there is no hard and fast line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom. Once you admit that we’re not the only beings with personalities, minds, capable of thought and emotions, it raises ethical issues about the ways we use and abuse so many other sentient, sapient beings — animal beings — every day.
Quoted in The New York Times article, July 9, 2013.
Perhaps myself the first, at some expense of popularity, to unfold the true character of Jefferson, it is too late for me to become his apologist. Nor can I have any disposition to do it. I admit that his politics are tinctured with fanaticism, that he is too much in earnest in his democracy, that he has been a mischievous enemy to the principle measures of our past administration, that he is crafty & persevering in his objects, that he is not scrupulous about the means of success, nor very mindful of truth, and that he is a contemptible hypocrite.
Humility leads to strength and not weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.
Any military commander who is honest with himself, or with those he's speaking to, will admit that he has made mistakes in the application of military power. He's killed people unnecessarily -- his own troops or other troops -- through mistakes, through errors of judgment. A hundred, or thousands, or tens of thousands, maybe even a hundred thousand. But, he hasn't destroyed nations.
The Fog of War
We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.
I never saw a lawyer yet who would admit he was making money.
For the credit of virtue we must admit that the greatest misfortunes of men are those into which they fall through their crimes.
Every man would like to be God, if it were possible; some few find it difficult to admit the impossibility.
Power: A New Social Analysis (1938)