Frank Moore Colby

(1865-1925 / Washington, D.C)

Frank Moore Colby Quotes

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