charles caleb colton Quotes

Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
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— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
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— 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.
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— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
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— Charles Caleb Colton
most men know what they hate; few what they love
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— 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.
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— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: time men
— Charles Caleb Colton
Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.
tags: write read majority
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: mistakes greatness
— Charles Caleb Colton
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.
tags: real writing
— 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.
tags: men eyes
— Charles Caleb Colton
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.
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— Charles Caleb Colton
Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.
tags: health money
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
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— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: time men live future past present age pleasure gone opportunities stock advantage
— 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.
tags: thoughts book read
— Charles Caleb Colton
Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of a good book.
tags: friends book
— Charles Caleb Colton
True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost.
tags: true value lost
— 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.
tags: time confusion mind
— 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
tags: live suicide die afraid
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: friendship friends true value lost worth
— Charles Caleb Colton
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame
tags: friendship adversity
— 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.
tags: women inspire
— Charles Caleb Colton
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
tags: friendship true value lost
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: companion book consequence
— Charles Caleb Colton
That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.
tags: time
— Charles Caleb Colton
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
tags: mind noble
— Charles Caleb Colton
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies, seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
tags: enemies friends enemy learn
— Charles Caleb Colton
When you have nothing to say, say nothing; a weak defense strengthens your opponent, and silence is less injurious than a bad reply
tags: silence bad
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: secret money
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: world talent hope
— Charles Caleb Colton
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery
— Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship often ends in love but love in friendship - never.
tags: friendship
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: age pleasure stock
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: men pride fail
— 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.
tags: friends true book fail
— Charles Caleb Colton
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.
tags: friends
— Charles Caleb Colton
charles caleb colton
Birth    : 1780
Death  : 1832
Occupation  : Writer