50 Total Quotes

Agnes Repplier Quotes

Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Humorous

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Happiness #inspirational

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever, and generally stopping before it gets there.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Cute #Cats

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh in which we cannot join
Agnes Repplier
#Laughter

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
#American Writer #Cats

It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Tea

Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Democracy

The pessimist is seldom an agitating individual. His creed breeds indifference to others, and he does not trouble himself to thrust his views upon the unconvinced.
Agnes Repplier
#Pessimism #Indifference

A villain must be a thing of power, handled with delicacy and grace. He must be wicked enough to excite our aversion, strong enough to arouse our fear, human enough to awaken some transient gleam of sympathy. We must triumph in his downfall, yet not barbarously nor with contempt, and the close of his career must be in harmony with all its previous development.
Agnes Repplier
#Villains #Grace

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Education

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth
Agnes Repplier
#Truth

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature
Agnes Repplier
#Laughter

People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization
Agnes Repplier
#People

Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer

The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer

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.
Agnes Repplier
#Enthusiasm

It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier
#American Writer #Love #Quote of the Day