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    Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: silence  wise 
     
    Orang yang merasa dirinya manusia paling bahagia, memang ia manusia yang paling bahagia.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    He that will only believe what he can fully comprehend must either have a very long head, or a very short creed.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: believe 
     
    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
    tags: people  blessing  liberty 
     
    If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, and receive no wages.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: satan 
     
    most men know what they hate; few what they love
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: men 
     
    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
    tags: men  heart  power  wise 
     
    Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.
    — 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
    tags: time  men 
     
    Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: write  read  majority 
     
    A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: real  writing 
     
    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
    tags: men  eyes 
     
    We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: hate 
     
    Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: health  money 
     
    No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: health  virtue  bad  company 
     
    Men spend their lives in anticipations,-in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other-it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
    — 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
    tags: thoughts  book  read 
     
    Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of a good book.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: friends  book 
     
    True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: true  value  lost 
     
    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
    tags: time  confusion  mind 
     
    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
    tags: live  suicide  die  afraid 
     
    A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more." True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame
    — 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
    tags: women  inspire 
     
    True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: friendship  true  value  lost 
     
    With books, as with companions, it is of more consequence to know which to avoid, than which to choose; for good books are as scarce as good companions.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: time 
     
    Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: mind  noble 
     
    It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: enemies  friends  enemy  learn 
     
    When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: silence  bad 
     
    None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them; such persons covet secrets as a spendthrift covets money, for the purpose of circulation.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: secret  money 
     
    Instead of exhibiting talent in the hope that the world would forgive their eccentricities, they have exhibited only their eccentricities, in the hope that the world would give them credit for talent.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: world  talent  hope 
     
    Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: friendship 
     
    We may lay in a stock of pleasures as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: age  pleasure  stock 
     
    To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: men  pride  fail 
     
    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
    tags: friends  true  book  fail 
     
    When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.
    — Charles Caleb Colton
    tags: friends 
     
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    charles caleb colton
    Birth    : 1780
    Death  : 1832
    Occupation  : Writer