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If a large city can, after intense intellectual efforts,
by 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

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

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible.
- 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.
- 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

Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step - large and small -
with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters
cannot be trusted in large ones either.
- Albert Einstein

In matters of truth and justice,
there is no difference between large and small problems,
for issues concerning the treatment of people are all the same.
- Albert Einstein

The solution to adult problems tomorrow
depends in large measure upon
how our children grow up today.
- Margaret Mead

Miracles are a retelling in small letters
of the very same story
which is written across the whole world
in letters too large for some of us to see.
- C. S. Lewis

Life - for most people - is their past projected large
onto the movie screen of their future.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Youth, large, lusty, loving -
Youth, full of grace, force, fascination.
Do you know that Old Age may come after you
with equal grace, force, fascination?
- Walt Whitman

It is always a good day to be grateful for all of life -
grateful for large blessings and small.
Especially to be grateful for the symbolic blessings -
the rainbows and butterflies that come into our lives
when we least expect and most need them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart,
it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Just because an animal is large, it doesn't mean he doesn't want kindness;
however big Tigger seems to be, remember that he wants as much kindness as Roo.
- A. A. Milne (Winnie-The-Pooh)

Doubt and mistrust are the mere panic of timid imagination,
which the steadfast heart will conquer,
and the large mind will transcend.
- Helen Keller

I offer gentle understanding to myself.
I position myself in love, not fear.
I look behind me with forgiveness.
I look forward with festive anticipation.
I embrace this holy moment and assert,
"Now. This moment is the moment to love,
the moment to serve, the moment to seize
the legacy instead of the small.
Now. Now I will live large, love boldly,
reach to the edges of my unfurled heart and fully enrolled hope.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small,
they gall and pinch us; but if too large,
they cause us to stumble and to trip.
- John Locke

But if each man could have his own house,
a large garden to cultivate and healthy surroundings -
then,
I thought, there will be for them a better opportunity of a happy family life.
- George Cadbury

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

My grandfather, along with Carnegie,
was a pioneer in philanthropy,
which my father then practiced on a very large scale.
- David Rockefeller

Where large sums of money are concerned,
it is advisable to trust nobody.
- Agatha Christie

The spirit of this country is totally adverse to a large military force.
- Thomas Jefferson

When governments become large, voters cannot exercise close oversight,
otherwise known as political power.
- Maggie Gallagher

When we get piled upon one another
in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe.
- Thomas Jefferson

All of the books in the world contain no more information
than is broadcast as video in a single large American city in a single year.
Not all bits have equal value.
- Carl Sagan

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are
punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
- Voltaire

Money won't buy happiness, but it will pay the salaries
of a large research staff to study the problem.
- Bill Vaughan

The awareness that health is dependent
upon habits that we control
makes us the first generation in history
that to a large extent determines its own destiny.
- Jimmy Carter

The more man meditates upon good thoughts,
the better will be his world and the world at large.
- Confucius

By and large, language is a tool for concealing the truth.
- George Carlin

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring,
close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Going to work for a large company is like getting on a train.
Are you going sixty miles an hour or is the train going
sixty miles an hour and you're just sitting still?
- J. Paul Getty

I tell people I'm too stupid to know what's impossible.
I have ridiculously large dreams, and half the time they come true.
- Debi Thomas

So I have the classic amateur's technique;
I know some very tricky bits and I have large gaping holes.
- Bill Bruford

You've got to perform in a role hundreds of times.
In keeping it fresh one can become a large,
madly humming, demented refrigerator.
- Ralph Richardson

By and large the United States has been able to resist
the temptation to close its doors to the world.
- Roger Mahony

If any man claims the Negro should be content...
let him say he would willingly change the color of
his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city.
Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.
- Robert Kennedy

Consequently, a young business often grows by large percentages.
Mature businesses rarely do.
- Roy H. Williams

I learned to make my mind large, as the universe is large,
so that there is room for contradictions.
- Maxine Hong Kingston

As our federal government has grown too large and too powerful,
the real loss has been the freedom of people to govern
their own lives and participate fully in the American dream.
- Steve Forbes

Large sums were paid for the use of money,
because the available amount of gold and silver was
far less than was needed to carry on the commercial
transactions of the times.
- John Buchanan Robinson

Ours is not a poor country and even though we are now a poor people,
there should be no room for the despondency that has
settled on large sections of the population.
- John Agyekum Kufuor

Success depends in a very large measure upon individual initiative and exertion,
and cannot be achieved except by a dint of hard work.
- Anna Pavlova

I thought I would dress in baggy pants,
big shoes, a cane and a derby hat.
everything a contradiction: the pants baggy,
the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.
- Charlie Chaplin

It is in the gift for employing all the vicissitudes
of life to one's own advantage and to that of one's
craft that a large part of genius consists.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

The main purpose of Social Security is to redistribute wealth,
to make an increasingly large number of Americans dependent
on government for their basic needs in their retirement years.
- Neal Boortz

I had to have a large kitchen because I look to cook.
- Traci Bingham

I believe if we introduced the Lord's Prayer here,
senators would propose a large number of amendments to it.
- Henry Wilson

Large skepticism leads to large understanding.
Small skepticism leads to small understanding.
No skepticism leads to no understanding.
- Xi Zhi

The whole of the hydrogen on the earth might be transformed
at once and the success of the experiment published
at large to the universe as a new star.
- Francis William Aston

I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the
promotion of the peace idea,
but I am skeptical as to its results.
- Alfred Nobel


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