Agnes Repplier Quotes

The clearsighted do not rule the world, but they sustain and console it.

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

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.

No man pursues what he has at hand. No man recognizes the need of pursuit until that which he desires has escaped him.

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.

To be civilized is to be incapable of giving unnecessary offense, it is to have some quality of consideration for all who cross our path.

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

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