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Frank Moore Colby Quotes & Sayings

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Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? — Frank Moore Colby

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We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist. — Frank Moore Colby

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When temptations march monotonously in regiments, one waits for to pass. — Frank Moore Colby

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I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at. — Frank Moore Colby

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There ought to be some sign in a book about man, that the writer knows thoroughly one man at least. — Frank Moore Colby

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Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours. — Frank Moore Colby

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In middle life politics are not a mental acquisition; they are a temperament. — Frank Moore Colby

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One learns little more about a man from the feats of his literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal. — Frank Moore Colby

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I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top. — Frank Moore Colby

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That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind. — Frank Moore Colby

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Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all are good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise. — Frank Moore Colby

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Distaste sounds more emphatic when expressed as moral disapproval. With most of us the moral counterblast is nothing more than the angry rendering of a yawn. — Frank Moore Colby

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A 'new thinker', when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought. — Frank Moore Colby

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Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. — Frank Moore Colby

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Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds. — Frank Moore Colby

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Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall no longer cast a shadow in the sun. For if he dies without a question in his heart, what excuse is there for his continuance? — Frank Moore Colby

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Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole. — Frank Moore Colby

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As wounded men may limp through life, so our war minds may not regain the balance of their thoughts for decades. — Frank Moore Colby

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Women singly do a good deal of harm. Women in bulk are chastening. — Frank Moore Colby

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By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection. — Frank Moore Colby

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The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art. — Frank Moore Colby

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If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage. — Frank Moore Colby

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Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape. — Frank Moore Colby

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As crowds increase we build our forts of inattention, and the more we talk the easier it is to mean little and listen not at all. — Frank Moore Colby

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Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin. — Frank Moore Colby

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We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way. — Frank Moore Colby

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Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive. — Frank Moore Colby

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Literary people are forever judging the quality of the mind by the turn of expression. — Frank Moore Colby

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The world is a play that would not be worth seeing if we knew the plot. — Frank Moore Colby

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You cannot find, make or understand true friendship without having enemies. — Frank Moore Colby

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Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible. — Frank Moore Colby

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Fill an author with a titanic fame and you do not make him titanic; you often merely burst him. — Frank Moore Colby