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Quotations From FRANK MOORE COLBY

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  • 11.
    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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "The Literature of Malicious Exposure," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).
  • 12.
    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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Quotation and Allusion," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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  • 13.
    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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "Satire and Teeth," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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  • 14.
    Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
    Frank Moore Colby (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "The Two Alleged Generations," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).
  • 15.
    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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "On Seeing Ten Bad Plays," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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  • 16.
    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 (1865-1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "The Reading Public," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).

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