Frank Moore Colby

Frank Moore Colby (1865 - 1925) was an American educator and writer, born in Washington, D. C.

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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.Rate it:
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.Rate it:
Clever people seem not to feel the natural pleasure of bewilderment, and are always answering questions when the chief relish of a life is to go on asking them.Rate it:
Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.Rate it:
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 continuanceRate it:
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.Rate it:
Minds do not act together in public they simply stick together and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.Rate it:
Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.Rate it:
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts apathy to one of brotherly love.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.Rate it:
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.Rate it:
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.Rate it:
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.Rate it:

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