Agnes Repplier Quotes

  • 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 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.