Charles Colton Quotes

37 Charles Colton quotes:

"The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame"
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"Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false."
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"Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom."
"Hope is a prodigal young heir, and experience is his banker"
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"Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride."
"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."
"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."
"Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip."
"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never."
"He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are."
"When you have nothing to say, say nothing."
"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost."
"Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase."
"Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another."
"When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good."
"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."
"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."
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"The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little."
"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."

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