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  • Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Trials of an Encyclopedist," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "On Seeing Ten Bad Plays," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).
  • 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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Trials of an Encyclopedist," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Thinking It Through in Haste," The Margin of Hesitation (1921).
  • We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Subsidizing Authors," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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  • Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).
  • 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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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  • Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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  • 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.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Simple Simon," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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