Charles Caleb Quotes


54 Charles Caleb quotes:



"Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease."
"Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness when bequeathed by those who, even alive, would part with nothing."
"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."
"The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world."
"Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions."
"There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Prudence Quotes
"Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say."
"None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them."
"Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores."
"Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun"
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"Reply to wit with gravity, and to gravity with wit."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: Conversation Quotes Wit Quotes
"Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: Conversation Quotes
"I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent."
"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."
"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away."
"There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Secrecy is the soul of all great designs."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: Soul Quotes
"Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities."
"There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter."
"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery."



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