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

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

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Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to read more

Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?

by Frank Moore Colby Found in: Treason Quotes,
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One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary read more

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

by Frank Moore Colby Found in: Literature Quotes,
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I have found some of the best reasons I ever had for remaining at the bottom simply by looking at read more

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.

by Frank Moore Colby Found in: Progress Quotes,
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Nobody can describe a fool to the life, without much patient self-inspection.

Nobody can describe a fool to the life, without much patient self-inspection.

by Frank Moore Colby Found in: Flattery Quotes,
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Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.

Sin in this country has been always said to be rather calculating than impulsive.

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Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.

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

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

by Frank Moore Colby Found in: Persecution Quotes,
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Every man ought to be inquisitive through every hour of his great adventure down to the day when he shall read more

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? - The Colby Essays.

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By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much read more

By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.

by Frank Moore Colby Found in: Occupation Quotes,
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