Charles Caleb Quotes

54 Charles Caleb quotes:

"They that are loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution of them. It is probable that he who is killed by lightning hears no noise; but the thunder-clap which follows, and which most alarms the ignorant, is the surest proof of their safety."
"Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun"
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: Danger Quotes
"It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck."
"Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease."
"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."
"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."
"We ask advice, but we mean approbation."
"I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent."
"The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other."
"Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others."
"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
"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Grace Quotes
"Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance."
Author: Caleb Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Extravagance Quotes
"The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end."
"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."
"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."

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