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Frank Moore Colby Quotes and Sayings

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I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

Related topics: Anger

We always carry out by committee anything in which
any one of us alone would be too reasonable to persist.
- Frank Moore Colby

A 'new thinker', when studied closely,
is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
- Frank Moore Colby

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

 

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

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

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- Frank Moore Colby

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Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
- 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

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 Moore Colby

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

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

My idea of an agreeable person is a person who agrees with me.
- Frank Moore Colby

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.
- Frank Moore Colby

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 Moore Colby

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 Moore Colby

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 Moore Colby

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

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?
- Frank Moore Colby

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer) PHOTO

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll PHOTO
(Alice in Wonderland)

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu PHOTO

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson PHOTO

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed) PHOTO

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

To know everything is to know nothing,
but to know nothing is to know everything.
- Confucius

The more we know about how we lost
our spontaneous wonder and creativity,
the more we can find ways to get them back.
- John Bradshaw

If a man does not know what port he is steering for,
no wind is favorable to him.
- Seneca

Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.
- Benjamin Spock

Improve what you can
and accept all the rest of life
just as it comes.
Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We are wiser than we know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know that you sail the seas of life
as the master of your own ship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.
- Mother Teresa

Know that the darkest night is often
the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What I know for sure is that
what you give comes back to you.
- Oprah Winfrey

I don't know the key to success,
but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
- Bill Cosby

Know the power of perspective.
Be a passionate observer of life.
See the events, feel the emotions,
and recognize the difference.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work,
and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Know that fear is your worst enemy -
perhaps your only enemy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you are special, and unique in all creation.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To know the whole world is nothing
when it is compared to knowing your own inner mystery of life.
- Osho

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid
as getting to know how enormously much
he is capable of doing and becoming.
- Soren Kierkegaard

How different our lives are when we
really know what is deeply important to us,
and keeping that picture in mind,
we manage ourselves each day
to be and to do what really matters most
- Stephen Covey

Know that you can always choose your own inner peace -
regardless of circumstances.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know thyself, and thou shalt know the Universe and God.
- Pythagoras

I don't know the meaning of life,
but I know compassion is the key.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I am working on a problem,
I never think about beauty,
but when I have finished,
if the solution is not beautiful,
I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.
- Confucius

You have to know how to accept rejection, and reject acceptance.
- Ray Bradbury


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