Quotes by Agnes Repplier

Agnes Repplier

Agnes Repplier

American writer and social criticus

Alive from: 1858-1950

Category: Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
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    Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.
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    Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
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    Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.
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    Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
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    Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
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    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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    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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    It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
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    It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
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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 in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
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    It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
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    Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
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