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Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Diffidence is the better part of knowledge. Diffidence is the better part of knowledge.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: War is a game in which princes seldom win, the people never. War is a game in which princes seldom win, the people never.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Doubt is the vestibule of faith. Doubt is the vestibule of faith.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Fashions smile has given wit to dullness and grace to deformity, and has brought everything into vogue, by turns, but virtue. Fashions smile has given wit to dullness and grace to deformity, and has brought everything into vogue, by turns, but virtue.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Hope is a prodigal young heir, and experience is his banker. Hope is a prodigal young heir, and experience is his banker.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Success seems to be that which forms the distinction between confidence and conceit. Success seems to be that which forms the distinction between confidence and conceit.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder. Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: It is not so difficult a task as to plant new truths, as to root out old errors It is not so difficult a task as to plant new truths, as to root out old errors
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Death is like thunder in two particulars; we are alarmed, at the sound of it; and it is formidable only from that which preceded it. Death is like thunder in two particulars; we are alarmed, at the sound of it; and it is formidable only from that which preceded it.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Logic and metaphysics make use of more tools than all the rest of the sciences put together, and do the least work. Logic and metaphysics make use of more tools than all the rest of the sciences put together, and do the least work.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Life often presents us with a choice of evils, rather than of goods. Life often presents us with a choice of evils, rather than of goods.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: We may anticipate bliss, but who ever drank of that enchanted cup unalloved? We may anticipate bliss, but who ever drank of that enchanted cup unalloved?
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking. Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Some reputed saints that have been canonized ought to have been cannonaded. Some reputed saints that have been canonized ought to have been cannonaded.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: No metaphysician ever felt the deficiency of language so much as the grateful. No metaphysician ever felt the deficiency of language so much as the grateful.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Brutes leave ingratitude to man. Brutes leave ingratitude to man.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints. As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition. If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: There can be no Christianity where there is no charity There can be no Christianity where there is no charity
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Our incomes should be like our shoes; if too small, they will gall and pinch us; but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip. Our incomes should be like our shoes; if too small, they will gall and pinch us; but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: A beautiful woman, if poor, should use double circumspection; for her beauty will tempt others, her poverty herself. A beautiful woman, if poor, should use double circumspection; for her beauty will tempt others, her poverty herself.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost. Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: He that has cut the claws of the lion will not feel quite secure until he has also drawn his teeth. He that has cut the claws of the lion will not feel quite secure until he has also drawn his teeth.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it; anything but live for it. Men will wrangle for religion, write for it, fight for it, die for it; anything but live for it.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Wit may do very well for a mistress, but [I] should prefer reason for a wife. Wit may do very well for a mistress, but [I] should prefer reason for a wife.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Novels may teach us as wholesome a moral as the pulpit. There are "sermons in stones," in healthy books, and "good in everything. Novels may teach us as wholesome a moral as the pulpit. There are "sermons in stones," in healthy books, and "good in everything.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: An act by which we make one friend and one enemy is a losing game; because revenge is a much stronger principle than gratitude An act by which we make one friend and one enemy is a losing game; because revenge is a much stronger principle than gratitude
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The press is the foe of rhetoric, but the friend of reason. The press is the foe of rhetoric, but the friend of reason.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The masses procure their opinions ready made in open market. The masses procure their opinions ready made in open market.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never. Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: He who knows himself knows others. He who knows himself knows others.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: None are so seldom found alone, and are so soon tired of their own company, as those coxcombs who are on the best terms with themselves. None are so seldom found alone, and are so soon tired of their own company, as those coxcombs who are on the best terms with themselves.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing. The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Sloth, if it has prevented many crimes, has also smothered many virtues. Sloth, if it has prevented many crimes, has also smothered many virtues.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: What would you do if you knew for sure that no one would ever find out? What would you do if you knew for sure that no one would ever find out?
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Genius, in one respect, is like gold; numbers of persons are constantly writing about both, who have neither. Genius, in one respect, is like gold; numbers of persons are constantly writing about both, who have neither.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Shakespeare, Butler and Bacon have rendered it extremely difficult for all who come after them to be sublime, witty or profound. Shakespeare, Butler and Bacon have rendered it extremely difficult for all who come after them to be sublime, witty or profound.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears. Levity is often less foolish and gravity less wise than each of them appears.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Those who have finished by making all others think with them, have usually been those who began by daring to think with themselves. Those who have finished by making all others think with them, have usually been those who began by daring to think with themselves.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit. Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: God is as great in minuteness as He is in magnitude. God is as great in minuteness as He is in magnitude.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: An honest man will continue to be so though surrounded on all sides by rogues. An honest man will continue to be so though surrounded on all sides by rogues.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Of all the faculties of the mind, memory is the first that flourishes, and the first that dies. Of all the faculties of the mind, memory is the first that flourishes, and the first that dies.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Sturdy beggars can bear stout denials. Sturdy beggars can bear stout denials.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age. The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: A hug is worth a thousand words. A hug is worth a thousand words.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The science of legislation is like that of medicine in one respect: that it is far more easy to point out what will do harm than what will do good. The science of legislation is like that of medicine in one respect: that it is far more easy to point out what will do harm than what will do good.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it. There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture. Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Attempts at reform, when they fail, strengthen despotism, as he that struggles tightens those cords he does not succeed in breaking. Attempts at reform, when they fail, strengthen despotism, as he that struggles tightens those cords he does not succeed in breaking.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Happiness ... leads none of us by the same route. Happiness ... leads none of us by the same route.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: There are male as well as female gossips. There are male as well as female gossips.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: No propagation or multiplication is more rapid that that of evil, unless it be checked; no growth more certain. No propagation or multiplication is more rapid that that of evil, unless it be checked; no growth more certain.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by reputation, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment. Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike those of the body, they are increased by reputation, approved by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The head of dullness, unlike the tail of the torpedo, loses nothing of the benumbing and lethargizing influence by reiterated discharges. The head of dullness, unlike the tail of the torpedo, loses nothing of the benumbing and lethargizing influence by reiterated discharges.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: A house may draw visitors, but it is the possessor alone that can detain them. A house may draw visitors, but it is the possessor alone that can detain them.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Many books owe their success to the good memories of their authors and the bad memories of their readers. Many books owe their success to the good memories of their authors and the bad memories of their readers.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: The next thing to having wisdom ourselves, is to profit by that of others. The next thing to having wisdom ourselves, is to profit by that of others.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Sleep, the type of death, is also, like that which it typifies, restricted to the earth. It flies from hell and is excluded from heaven. Sleep, the type of death, is also, like that which it typifies, restricted to the earth. It flies from hell and is excluded from heaven.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase. Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: It is always easy to shut a book, but not quite so easy to get rid of a lettered coxcomb. It is always easy to shut a book, but not quite so easy to get rid of a lettered coxcomb.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war. We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is civil war.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Envy is the coward side of Hate, And all her ways are bleak and desolate. Envy is the coward side of Hate, And all her ways are bleak and desolate.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Wars of opinion, as they have been the most destructive, are also the most disgraceful of conflicts. Wars of opinion, as they have been the most destructive, are also the most disgraceful of conflicts.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Worldly wisdom dictates to her disciples the propriety of dressing somewhat beyond their means, but of living somewhat within them. Worldly wisdom dictates to her disciples the propriety of dressing somewhat beyond their means, but of living somewhat within them.
Charles Caleb Colton quotes: Honor is the most capricious in her rewards. She feeds us with air, and often pulls down our house, to build our monument. Honor is the most capricious in her rewards. She feeds us with air, and often pulls down our house, to build our monument.