Agnes Repplier Quotes

23 Agnes Repplier quotes:

"A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there."
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"It is impossible for a lover of cats to banish these alert, gentle, and discriminating friends, who give us just enough of their regard and complaisance to make us hunger for more."
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"It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere."
"Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding."
"Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals."
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"Like simplicity and candor, and other much-commented qualities, enthusiasm is charming until we meet it face to face, and cannot escape from its charm."
"In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults! Now we are taught from infancy that we must rise or fall upon our own merits; that vigilance wins success, and incapacity means ruin."
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"The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it."
"People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization."
"Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about."
"The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth."
"There is always a secret irritation about a laugh in which we cannot join."
"It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh."
"The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them."
"It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning."
"It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self."
"Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements."
"It is not what we learn in conversation that enriches us. It is the elation that comes of swift contact with tingling currents of thought."
"It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization."
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"Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt"
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