Quotes by English Writer Charles Caleb Colton


Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never. Charles Caleb Colton
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Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. Charles Caleb Colton

It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not. Charles Caleb Colton

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another. Charles Caleb Colton

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. Charles Caleb Colton

No man is wise enough, or 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

Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them. Charles Caleb Colton

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. Charles Caleb Colton

Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve. Charles Caleb Colton

Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. Charles Caleb Colton

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. Charles Caleb Colton

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes. Charles Caleb Colton

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. Charles Caleb Colton

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength Charles Caleb Colton

When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us. 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

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. Charles Caleb Colton

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. Charles Caleb Colton


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