Charles Caleb Colton quotes

 quotes - When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”

— 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 - Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

 quotes - Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.

“Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.”

— Charles Caleb Colton

“I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent.”

— Charles Caleb Colton
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