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A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about ...
by Agnes Repplier

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

Related topics: Pet

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

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

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

 

There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.
- Agnes Repplier

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

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

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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.
- Agnes Repplier

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

Laughter springs from the lawless part of our nature.
- Agnes Repplier

There are few nudities so objectionable as the naked truth.
- Agnes Repplier

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

We cannot really love anyone with with whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

It has been wisely said that we cannot really love
anybody at whom we never laugh.
- Agnes Repplier

Edged tools are dangerous things to handle,
and not infrequently do much hurt.
- Agnes Repplier

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

It is as impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind,
as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.
- Agnes Repplier

The thinkers of the world should by rights be guardians of the world's mirth.
- Agnes Repplier

The diseases of the present have little in common with
the diseases of the past save that we die of them.
- Agnes Repplier

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

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

It is in his pleasure that a man really lives;
it is from his leisure that he constructs the true fabric of self.
- Agnes Repplier

The trouble with a kitten is that eventually it becomes a cat.
- Ogden Nash

A kitten is in the animal world what a rosebud is in the garden.
- Robert Southey

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours? So small,
so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
- Marjorie Holmes

I still have a problem with nuns.
I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn.
After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
- Meg Tilly

An ordinary kitten will ask more questions than any five-year-old.
- Carl Van Vechten

I'm lucky because I have a job I love.
I really miss being away from home, being in my own bed,
seeing my animals and siblings, having my moms cookies.
I have a couple cats.
I got a kitten about a year ago and now Im going on
the road so I wont see him for a while.
I feel bad.
- Michelle Branch

I like the name Atomic Kitten.
It's so great.
- Bryan Ferry

When I go out with the ladies, I don't force them to pronounce my name.
I tell them I like to go by the nickname of Kitten.
- Joaquin Phoenix

They say the test of literary power is whether a man
can write an inscription.
I say, 'Can he name a kitten?'
- Samuel Butler

When the car's going well, I purr like a kitten.
- Buddy Rice

I am not a sexy woman, I'm not beautiful,
I'm not a sex kitten, I don't flirt with people,
yet I've been tagged more of sex symbol than women
who truly are and I that's solely because I don't reveal too much:
people are curious.
- Shirley Manson

Eagles come in all shapes and sizes,
but you will recognize them chiefly by their attitudes.
- E. F. Schumacher

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates

If liberty and equality, as is thought by some,
are chiefly to be found in democracy,
they will be best attained when all persons alike share
in government to the utmost.
- Aristotle

Truth is always in harmony with herself,
and is not concerned chiefly to reveal the justice
that may consist with wrong-doing.
- Henry David Thoreau

The financial history of the Baltimore and Ohio since
the close of the nineteenth century is interesting
chiefly in connection with changes in the control of the property.
- John Moody

This is what sexual liberation chiefly accomplishes -
it liberates young women to pursue married men.
- George Gilder

Riches are chiefly good because they give us time.
- Charles Lamb

We know the past and its great events,
the present in its multitudinous complications,
chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
- Matthew Simpson

Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever
expecting that it soon will be so.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the
art of telling lies skillfully.
- Aristotle

All great art is the work of the whole living creature,
body and soul, and chiefly of the soul.
- John Ruskin

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
- John Tillotson

Fork: An instrument used chiefly for the purpose of
putting dead animals into the mouth.
- Ambrose Bierce

Nothing mattered except states of mind,
chiefly our own.
- John Maynard Keynes

Elections are won by men and women chiefly because
most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
- Franklin P. Adams

We sought out and visited all the Indians hereabouts that we could meet with,
in number about twenty.
They were chiefly in one place, about a mile from where we lodged.
- John Woolman

Husbands are chiefly good as lovers when they are betraying their wives.
- Marilyn Monroe

Probably induced by the asthma, I started reading and writing early on,
my literary efforts from the age of about nine running
chiefly to poetry and plays.
- Patrick White

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly;
more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet,
than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
- Henry Ward Beecher

The one book necessary to be understood by a divine,
is the Bible; any others are to be read,
chiefly, in order to understand that.
- Francis Lockier

It has been my fate in a long life of production to
be credited chiefly with the equivocal virtue of industry,
a quality so excellent in morals, so little satisfactory in art.
- Margaret Oliphant

I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly
through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions,
not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge.
- Igor Stravinsky

It is chiefly in New York that I feel induced to urge this,
because New York is, by innumerable ties,
connected with Europe - more connected than several parts of Europe itself.
- Lajos Kossuth

Where is Hollywood located? Chiefly between the ears.
In that part of the American brain lately vacated by God.
- Erica Jong

The danger chiefly lies in acting well;
no crime's so great as daring to excel.
- Charles Churchill

It is virtually impossible to control Northern Kenya,
which is populated chiefly by migrant nomads.
- Richard Leakey

When one cannot appraise out of one's own experience,
the temptation to blunder is minimized,
but even when one can, appraisal seems chiefly useful
as appraisal of the appraiser.
- Marianne Moore

Falling out of love is chiefly a matter of forgetting how charming someone is.
- Iris Murdoch

At present, financial crises occur, chiefly because
the paper currency is redeemable in gold only.
- John Buchanan Robinson

On the whole, the world was friendly.
It chiefly depended on whether one were good or not.
- Georg Brandes

The dupe of friendship, and the fool of love;
have I not reason to hate and to despise myself? Indeed I do;
and chiefly for not having hated and despised the world enough.
- William Hazlitt

The largest and most influential houses chiefly demonstrate
the aloofness of the French approach.
- Stephen Gardiner

They had scarcely established themselves,
however, before another company of Jackson county citizens,
chiefly from around Independence, organized to drive them off.
- Cole Younger

He was of the faith chiefly in the sense that the church
he currently did not attend was Catholic.
- Kingsley Amis

One of the reasons, surely, why women have been credited
with less perfect veracity than men is that the burden
of conventional falsehood falls chiefly on them.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

It is difficult for a woman to define her feelings
in language which is chiefly made by men to express theirs.
- Thomas Hardy

Our relations with the Indians have been governed chiefly by treaties and trade,
or war and subjugation.
- Nelson A. Miles

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat,
are within.
- Miguel de Cervantes


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