Quotation Explorer - 'Charles Caleb Colton'

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. - Charles Caleb Colton
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. - Charles Caleb Colton
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame - Charles Caleb Colton
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself ~ all that runs over will be yours. - Charles Caleb Colton
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 - Charles Caleb Colton
We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age. - Charles Caleb Colton
Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give. - Charles Caleb Colton
It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. - Charles Caleb Colton
Liberty will not descend to a people. A people must raisethemselves to liberty. It is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed. - Charles Caleb Colton
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. - Charles Caleb Colton
A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
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. - Charles Caleb Colton
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. - Charles Caleb Colton
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them. - Charles Caleb Colton
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. - Charles Caleb Colton
Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms. - Charles Caleb Colton
True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. - Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never. - Charles Caleb Colton
La amistad puede convertirse en amor. El amor en amistad. . .nunca. - Charles Caleb Colton
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility. - Charles Caleb Colton
Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. - Charles Caleb Colton
When you have nothing to say, say nothing. - Charles Caleb Colton
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. - Charles Caleb Colton
most men know what they hate; few what they love - Charles Caleb Colton
There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the former, because it will invariably be accompanied by the latter. - Charles Caleb Colton
If universal charity prevailed, Earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. - Charles Caleb Colton
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. - Charles Caleb Colton
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. - Charles Caleb Colton
If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city. - Charles Caleb Colton
True friendship is like sound health, the value is seldom appreciated until it is lost. - Charles Caleb Colton
Imitation is the sincerest of flattery. - Charles Caleb Colton
Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power. - Charles Caleb Colton
Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. - Charles Caleb Colton
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