Frank Moore Colby

Washington, D.C
Frank Moore Colby
Washington, D.C

Quotes

11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
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.
11 November 2014
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
11 November 2014
Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.
11 November 2014
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
11 November 2014
Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
11 November 2014
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
11 November 2014
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
11 November 2014
Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.
11 November 2014
Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.

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