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Frank Moore Colby, American Educator ( - )

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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 Moore Colby

Adventure Sun Day

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

Love Tolerance Personal

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

Humor Men False

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

Memory Man Canal

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.~Frank Moore Colby

God Anchor Cares

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.~Frank Moore Colby

People You Lose

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

Life People Questions

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.~Frank Moore Colby

Communication Improvement

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

Anger Angry Feeling

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

Chance Escape Talk

We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.~Frank Moore Colby

Alone Carry Always

We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.~Frank Moore Colby

Mind Company Way

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.~Frank Moore Colby

Progress Fun Mind

I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at the men at the top.~Frank Moore Colby

Best Men Looking

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

Nature Art Child

A 'new thinker', when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.~Frank Moore Colby

Man People Thought

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

Man City Intellectual

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

Good Wise Politics