Frank Colby Quotes

Found 28 quotes by Frank Colby .
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"Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin." Frank Colby
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Educated   

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"One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal." Frank Colby
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Literary    Literature   

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"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 Colby
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Men    Sense Of Humor   

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"Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds." Frank Colby
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Anxiety   

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"Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours." Frank Colby
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Temper   

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"Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive." Frank Colby
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Sin   

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"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
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Anger   

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"The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art." Frank Colby
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Nature    Plays   

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"As wounded men may limp through life, so our war minds may not regain the balance of their thoughts for decades" Frank Colby
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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 Colby
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Politicians And Politics   

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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 Colby
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Fun    Modesty   

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"I know of no more disagreeable sensation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at" Frank Colby
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Anger   

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"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 continuance?" Frank Colby
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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 Colby
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Intelligence    Intelligence And Intellectuals   

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"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 Colby
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Public Office   

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"In public we say the race is to the strongest; in private we know that a lopsided man runs the fastest along the little side-hills of success" Frank Colby
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"Nobody can describe a fool to the life, without much patient self-inspection" Frank Colby
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"A new thinker is only one who does not know what the old thinkers have thought" Frank Colby
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"Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible." Frank Colby
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Communication   

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"Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape." Frank Colby
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Conversation   

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"We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist." Frank Colby
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Committees And Meetings   





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