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Agnes Repplier

Agnes Repplier (April 1, 1855 [1858?] – December 15, 1950) was a well known American essayist

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

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A kitten is the most irresistible comedian in the world. Its wide-open eyes gleam with wonder and mi ...

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

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Erudition, like a bloodhound, is a charming thing when held firmly in leash, but it is not so attrac ...

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

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Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food, and few things in the world are more wearying than a ...

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

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There is a vast deal of make-believe in the carefully nurtured sentiment for country life, and the b ...

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The essence of humor is that it should be unexpected, that it should embody an element of surprise, ...

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Believers in political faith-healing enjoy a supreme immunity from doubt.

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A real dog, beloved and therefore pampered by his mistress, is a lamentable spectacle. He suffers fr ...

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It is difficult to admonish Frenchmen. Their habit of mind is unfavorable to preachment.

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When the milk of human kindness turns sour, it is a singularly unpalatable draught.

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Tea had come as a deliverer to a land that called for deliverance; a land of beef and ale, of heavy ...

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We owe to one another all the wit and good humour we can command; and nothing so clears our mental v ...

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