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Agnes Repplier quotes (22)

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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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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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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Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
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People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
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The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.
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The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
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The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
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The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.
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There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
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There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
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We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
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