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    john churton collins Quotes

    To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: advice 
     
    If we escape punishment for our vices, why should we complain if we are not rewarded for our virtues?
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: punishment 
     
    What attracts us in a woman rarely binds us to her.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: women 
     
    Suicide is the worst form of murder, because it leaves no opportunity for repentance.
    — John Churton Collins
    To accept a favor from a friend is to confer one.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: friends 
     
    No one who deserves confidence ever solicits it.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: confidence 
     
    Though pride is not a virtue, it is the parent of many virtues.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: virtue  parent  pride 
     
    Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: men  trust 
     
    Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: right 
     
    Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers.
    — John Churton Collins
    A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: men  wise 
     
    Envy and fear are the only passions to which no pleasure is attached.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: fear  pleasure  envy  passion 
     
    In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining, May my lot no less fortunate be Than a snug elbow-chair can afford for reclining, And a cot that o'erlooks the wide sea; With an ambling pad-pony to pace o'er the lawn, While I carol away idle sorrow, And blithe as the lark that each day hails the dawn, Look forward with hope for to-morrow.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: sorrow  hope 
     
    We are no more responsible for the evil thoughts that pass through our minds than a scarecrow for the birds which fly over the seedplot he has to guard. The sole responsibility in each case is to prevent them from settling.
    — John Churton Collins
    A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: fools  fail 
     
    The secret of success in life is known only by those who have not succeeded.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: secret  success 
     
    There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: desires  fear  danger 
     
    Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
    — John Churton Collins
    If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: secret  comfort 
     
    In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: friends  adversity 
     
    Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
    — John Churton Collins
    tags: mistakes  thinking 
     
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