quote by Charles Caleb Colton

The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; as a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum.

— Charles Caleb Colton

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In practical life the wisest and soundest people avoid speculation.

Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy

It is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high and tax revenues are too low and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now Cutting taxes now is not to incur a budget deficit, but to achieve the more prosperous, expanding economy which can bring a budget surplus.

A dog is grateful for what is, which I am finding to be the soundest kind of wisdom and very good theology.

The soundest strategy in war is to postpone operations until the moral disintegration of the enemy renders the delivery of the mortal blow both possible and easy.

Audacity, always audacity - soundest principal of strategy.

Who shall decide when doctors disagree, And soundest casuists doubt, like you and me?

Is not old wine wholesomest, old pippins toothsomest, old wood burn brightest, old linen wash whitest? Old soldiers, sweethearts, are surest, and old lovers are soundest.

Bell, thou soundest merrily, When the bridal party To the church doth hie! Bell, thou soundest solemnly, When, on Sabbath morning, Fields deserted lie!

For among nations - as within nations - the soundest unity is that which respects diversity, and the strongest cohesion is that which rejects coercion.

To destroy a standing crop goes against the soundest instincts of human nature.

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake .

. . by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.

Shams and delusions are esteemed for soundest truths, while reality is fabulous.

If men would steadily observe realities only, and not allow themselves to be deluded, life ... would be like a fairy tale and the Arabian Nights' Entertainments.

Budget deficits are not caused by wild-eyed spenders, but by slow economic growth and periodic recessions. And any new recession would break all deficit records. In short, it is a paradoxical truth that tax rates are too high today and tax revenues are too low, and the soundest way to raise the revenues in the long run is to cut the rates now.

Weak leadership can wreck the soundest strategy;

forceful execution of even a poor plan can often bring victory.

For the soundest of evolutionary reasons man appears at his best when times are worst.

Always run to the short way; and the short way is the natural: accordingly say and do everything in conformity with the soundest reason. For such a purpose frees a man from trouble, and warfare, and all artifice and ostentatious display.

Truth is a matter of the imagination.

The soundest fact may fail or prevail in the style of its telling: like that singular organic jewel of our seas, which grows brighter as one woman wears it and, worn by another, dulls and goes to dust.

One of the soundest rules to remember when making forecasts in the field of economics is that whatever is to happen is happening already.

Those who have the largest hearts have the soundest understandings;

and they are the truest philosophers who can forget themselves.

Always take the short cut; and that is the rational one. Therefore say and do everything according to soundest reason.

What are the moral convictions most fondly held by barbarous and semi-barbarous people? They are the convictions that authority is the soundest basis of belief; that merit attaches to readiness to believe; that the doubting disposition is a bad one, and skepticism is a sin.

Art that submits to orthodoxy, to even the soundest doctrines, but lacks imagination and deep self-expression is lost leaving only the craftsmanship.

The most attractive sentences are not perhaps the wisest, but the surest and soundest.

Writers the most learned, the most accurate in details, and the soundest in tendency, frequently fall into a habit which can neither be cured nor pardoned,-the habit of making history into the proof of their theories.

Well, she was talking to me. That's enough to make anyone lose their temper. And I accused her of sleeping with my dad because he was the soundest evolutionary choice.

Perhaps the soundest advice for parents is: Lighten up.

People have been raising children for approximately as long as there have been people.

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