Frank Moore Colby

Frank Moore
Colby
1865
1925

American Teacher, Editor, Essayist, Humorist, Encyclopedist

Author Quotes

One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.

Politics is a place of humble hopes and strangely modest requirements, where all good who are not criminal and all are wise who are not ridiculously otherwise.

Distaste sounds more emphatic when expressed as moral disapproval. With most of us the moral counterblast is nothing more than the angry rendering of a yawn.

Minds do not act together in public; they simply stick together; and when their private activities are resumed, they fly apart again.

Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love.

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 existence?

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First Name
Frank Moore
Last Name
Colby
Birth Date
1865
Death Date
1925
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American Teacher, Editor, Essayist, Humorist, Encyclopedist