Best Quotes by Agnes Repplier (Top 10)

  1. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
  2. It has been wisely said that we cannot really love anybody at whom we never laugh.
  3. What monstrous absurdities and paradoxes have resisted whole batteries of serious arguments, and then crumbled swiftly into dust before the ringing death-knell of a laugh!
  4. Conversation between Adam and Eve must have been difficult at times because they had nobody to talk about.
  5. 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.
  6. America has invested her religion as well as her morality in sound income-paying securities. She has adopted the unassailable position of a nation blessed because it deserves to be blessed; and her sons, whatever other theologies they may affect or disregard, subscribe unreservedly to this national creed.
  7. Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.
  8. We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
  9. 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.
  10. Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.

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