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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

40 Charles Caleb Colton quotes:

"Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Improvement Quotes
"Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Opportunity Quotes
"Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person."
"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."
"Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another."
"Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say."
"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."
"Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind."
"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
"There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool."
"The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence."
"To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports us - when we succeed, it betrays us."
"He that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Wisdom Quotes
"He that thinks he is the happiest man, really is so. But he that thinks he is the wisest, is generally the greatest fool."
"To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Past Quotes
"There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Pride Quotes
"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Love Quotes
"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Marriage Quotes
"Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes."

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