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Frank Moore Colby
(1865-1925) born on
Feb 10
US encyclopedia editor, essayist. His collection of essays, "The Colby Essays," 1921, includes "On Seeing Ten Bad Plays" and "Trials of an Encyclopedist."
         
   
F
A 'new thinker', when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.

R
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.
A
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
N
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.
K
We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations," by Robert Andrews, 1989
R: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "Simple Simon," 1926.
A: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "Subsidizing Authors," 1926.
N: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "The Reading Public," 1926.
K: "The Margin of Hesitation," "Thinking It Through in Haste," 1921.
   


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