Agnes Repplier Quotes

 

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

 

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.

— Agnes Repplier

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.

— Agnes Repplier

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

— Agnes Repplier

The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.

— Agnes Repplier

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.

— Agnes Repplier

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.

— Agnes Repplier

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.

— Agnes Repplier

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.

— Agnes Repplier

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.

— Agnes Repplier

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.

— Agnes Repplier

The clear-sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.

— Agnes Repplier

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt.

— Agnes Repplier

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.

— Agnes Repplier

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world’s mirth.

— Agnes Repplier

The diseases of the present have little in common with the diseases of the past save that we die of them.

— Agnes Repplier

Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.

— Agnes Repplier

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.

— Agnes Repplier

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives; it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.

— Agnes Repplier

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.

— Agnes Repplier

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.

— Agnes Repplier

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.

— Agnes Repplier

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