Charles Colton Quotes


37 Charles Colton quotes:



"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"
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Body Quotes
"Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them."
"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route."
"If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win."
"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
"The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down."
"He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads."
"To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Power Quotes
"Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy."
"Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom."
"Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride."
"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
"Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another."
"The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Family Quotes
"Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can."
"Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Calamity Quotes
"Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Affirmation Quotes
"To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Honest Quotes
"Genius, in one respect, is like gold; numbers of persons are constantly writing about both, who have neither."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Gold Quotes
"Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess."



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