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People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are
by Agnes Repplier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves,
and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- 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 tourist may complain of other tourists,
but he would be lost without them.
- Agnes Repplier

People only see what they are prepared to see.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget
how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I've learned that people will forget what you said,
people will forget what you did,
but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Truth is not defined by
how many people believe something.
Ask. Question. Think.
Decide - for yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.
For, indeed, that's all who ever have.
- Margaret Mead

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

People that seem so glorious are all show;
underneath they are like everyone else.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't live your life to please other people.
- Oprah Winfrey

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

To the people who love you,
you are beautiful already.
This is not because they're
blind to your shortcomings
but because they so clearly see your soul.
- Victoria Moran

When people get caught up with that which is right
and they are willing to sacrifice for it,
there is no stopping point short of victory.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

You can't stop the music, nobody can stop the music.
- Village People

Whenever you're in conflict with someone,
there is one factor that can make the difference
between damaging your relationship and deepening it.
That factor is attitude.
- William James

People are like stained glass windows,
they sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when darkness sets in their true beauty
is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The enlightened give thanks
for what most people take for granted.
- Michael Beckwith

Knowing your own darkness is the best method
for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
- Carl Jung

A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When dealing with people, remember you are
not dealing with creatures of logic,
but creatures of emotion.
- Dale Carnegie

Real love is accepting other people the way they are
without trying to change them.
- don Miguel Ruiz

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

People seem not to see that
their opinion of the world
is also a confession of character.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If you look for the bad in people
expecting to find it, you surely will.
- Abraham Lincoln

People love chopping wood.
In this activity one immediately sees results.
- Albert Einstein

Many people love in themselves what they hate in others.
- E. F. Schumacher

Successful people are simply those with successful habits.
- Brian Tracy

Many of life's failures are people who did not realize
how close they were to success when they gave up.
- Thomas Edison

People understand me so poorly that they don't even understand
my complaint about them not understanding me.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work,
so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Remember that the happiest people
are not those getting more, but those giving more.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Watch what people are cynical about,
and one can often discover what they lack.
- George S. Patton

People rarely succeed unless they
have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed;
if in terms of ten years, plant trees;
if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.
- Confucius

What people say, what people do,
and what they say they do
are entirely different things.
- Margaret Mead

The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you,
whose presence calls forth your best.
- Epictetus

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

Too many people overvalue what they are not,
and undervalue what they are.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you judge people, you have no time to love them.
- Mother Teresa

People are not lazy.
They simply have impotent goals -
that is, goals that do not inspire them.
- Tony Robbins

Most people give up just when
they're about to achieve success.
They quit on the one yard line.
They give up at the last minute of the game,
one foot from a winning touch down.
- Ross Perot

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.
Don't be trapped by dogma -
which is living with the results of other people's thinking.
Don't let the noise of others' opinions
drown out your own inner voice.
And most important, have the courage
to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want to become.
Everything else is secondary.
- Steve Jobs

Forgiveness of all people and all acts -
is a sure path to happiness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Go to the people and live among them
in order to know them and learn from them.
- Jimmy Yen

Reputation is what other people know about you.
Honor is what you know about yourself.
- Lois McMaster Bujold

People are not disturbed by things,
but by the view they take of them.
- Epictetus


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