23 Total Quotes

Frank Colby Quotes

Were it not for the presence of the unwashed and the half-educated, the formless, queer and incomplete, the unreasonable and absurd, the infinite shapes of the delightful human tadpole, the horizon would not wear so wide a grin.
Frank Colby
#Educated

The New York playgoer is a child of nature, and he has an honest and wholesome regard of whatever is atrocious in art.
Frank Colby
#Nature #Plays

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

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
Frank Colby
#Modesty #Fun

One learns little more about a man from his feats of literary memory than from the feats of his alimentary canal.
Frank Colby
#Literature #Literary

Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
Frank Colby
#Men #Sense Of Humor

I know of no more disagreeable sensation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at
Frank Colby
#Anger

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.
Frank Colby
#Intelligence And Intellectuals #Intelligence

If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts, choose for its mayor a man who merely will not steal from it, we consider it a triumph of the suffrage.
Frank Colby
#Public Office

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
Frank Colby
#Communication

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.
Frank Colby
#Anxiety

Talk ought always to run obliquely, not nose to nose with no chance of mental escape.
Frank Colby
#Conversation

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
Frank Colby
#Temper

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

We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
Frank Colby
#Committees And Meetings

We do not mind our not arriving anywhere nearly so much as our not having any company on the way.
Frank Colby
#Company

Why need every honest poet be suspected of leading a quadruple life? Sometimes the second or third meaning is less interesting than the first, and the only really difficult thing about a poem is the critic's explanation of it
Frank Colby
#Poet #Poems