Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

40 Charles Caleb Colton quotes:

"There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it."
"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."
"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books."
"Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more."
"If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city."
"Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say."
"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."
"Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live."
"The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility."
"The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence."
"Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder."
"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."
"Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness."
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"Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve."
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"He that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool."
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"He that thinks he is the happiest man, really is so. But he that thinks he is the wisest, is generally the greatest fool."
"There is this paradox in pride -- it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so."
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"To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another."
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"Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them."
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