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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
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.

R
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.
A
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
N
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
K
I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Essays," II
R: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "Simple Simon," 1926.
A: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "The Two Alleged Generations," 1926.
N: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "Satire and Teeth," 1926.
K: "The Colby Essays," vol. 1, "The Literature of Malicious Exposure," 1926.
   


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