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Agnes Repplier
(1858-1950) born on
Apr 01
US essayist. She is known for her collections of scholarly essays in "Compromises," 1904.
It is impossible to withhold education from the receptive mind, as it is impossible to force it upon the unreasoning.

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.
People who cannot recognize a palpable absurdity are very much in the way of civilization.
In the stress of modern life, how little room is left for that most comfortable vanity that whispers in our ears that failures are not faults!
Like simplicity and candor, and other much-commented qualities, enthusiasm is charming until we meet it face to face, and cannot escape from its charm.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Times and Tendencies," 1931.
R: "Compromises, The Luxury of Conversation," 1904.
A: "In Pursuit of Laughter," 1936.
N: "Books and Men," "On the Benefits of Superstition," 1888.
K: "Americans & Others," 1912.

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