Frank Moore Colby Quotes

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True satire is not the sneering substance that we know, but satire that includes the satirist.
— Frank Moore Colby
We always carry out by committee anything in which any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
— Frank Moore Colby

committees

In spite of the large population of this planet, men and women remain today the most inaccessible things on it.
— Frank Moore Colby
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.
— Frank Moore Colby
People will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor?
— Frank Moore Colby
By rights, satire is a lonely and introspective occupation, for nobody can describe a fool to the life without much patient self-inspection.

satire

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.

asking questions