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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."
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.

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.
Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.
Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
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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