Agnes Repplier was an American essayist born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her essays are esteemed for their scholarship and wit.
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“We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh”
“It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.”
“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.”
“Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding.”
“It has been well said that tea is suggestive of a thousand wants, from which spring the decencies and luxuries of civilization.”
“The clear sighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it”
“There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth”
“Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature”
“Humor distorts nothing, and only false gods are laughed off their earthly pedestals.”
“The tourist may complain of other tourists, but he would be lost without them.”
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