Agnes Repplier Quote

There are people who balk at small civilities on account of their manifest insincerity.... It is better and more logical to accept all the polite phraseology which facilitates intercourse, and contributes to the sweetness of life. If we discarded the formal falsehoods which are the currency of conversation, we should not be one step nearer the vital things of truth.


Americans and Others (1912)

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There are people who balk at small civilities on account of their manifest insincerity.... It is better and more logical to accept all the polite...

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There are people who balk at small civilities on account of their manifest insincerity.... It is better and more logical to accept all the polite...

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There are people who balk at small civilities on account of their manifest insincerity.... It is better and more logical to accept all the polite...

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There are people who balk at small civilities on account of their manifest insincerity.... It is better and more logical to accept all the polite...