Quotation by Frank Moore Colby

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.
Frank Moore Colby (1865–1925), U.S. editor, essayist. "The Reading Public," vol. 1, The Colby Essays (1926).
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