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Averageness is a quality we must put up with. Men march toward civilization in column formation, and by the time the van has learned to admire the masters the rear is drawing reluctantly away from the totem pole.

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Frank Moore Colby (1865 1925) was an American educator and writer, born in Washington, D. C.. From 1893 to 1895 he was a member of the editorial staff of Johnson's Cyclopedia in the department of history and political science, and in 1898 he became editor of the International Year Book and one of the editors of the International Cyclopedia. He was one of the editors of the first edition (1900-1903) of the New International Encyclopedia and of the second edition (1913-15).

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