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Bob Edwards

1864 - 1922

Publisher and Editor of the Calgary Eye Opener. Edwards' favourite targets in his editorials were politics and politicians, organized religion, and pompous public figures.


Some people are too good to be interesting.

Oct. 25, 1911 - from the Eye Opener, quoted in Famous Lasting Words by John Robert Columbo
Probably the saddest thing about Ottawa is the number of fourth-rate intellects applied to first-rate problems.

Sep. 21, 1918 - from his editorial in the Eye Opener
A little learning is a dangerous thing but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.

from the Eye Opener
Most of any government's troubles come from trying to uphold the blunders it makes.

Apr. 19, 1919 - from his editorial in the Eye Opener