Charles Colton Quotes


37 Charles Colton quotes:



"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."
"Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another."
"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
"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
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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
"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."
"There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: English Writer Quotes Conducted Quotes
"The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum"
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Conviction Quotes
"When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God's grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat."
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Defeat 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
"Revenge is a much more punctual paymaster than gratitude"
Author: Colton Quotes Category: Gratitude Quotes
"Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual."
"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
"When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us."



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