Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

40 Charles Caleb Colton quotes:

"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away."
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"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
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"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner."
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"In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good."
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"Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes."
"It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do."
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"That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time."
"Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person."
"Those who visit foreign nations, but associate only with their own country-men, change their climate, but not their customs. They see new meridians, but the same men; and with heads as empty as their pockets, return home with traveled bodies, but untravelled minds."
"Physical courage, which engages all danger, will make a person brave in one way; and moral courage, which defies all opinion, will make a person brave in another."
"If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition."
"Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish."
"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength."
"Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another."
"We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed."
"Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say."
"Mystery is not profoundness."
"Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture."
"The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame."
"Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance."

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