Quotes of 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

“ We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them. ”

- 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility. ”

- 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

“ 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

“ 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

“ Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ 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. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ When you have nothing to say, say nothing. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do exercises the truest humility. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ 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. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another’s prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Envy ought to have no place allowed it in the heart of man; for the goods of this present world are so vile and low that they are beneath it, and those of the future world are so vast and exalted that they are above it. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Love may exist without jealousy, although this is rare: but jealousy may exist without love, and this is common; for jealousy can feed on that which is bitter no less than on that which is sweet, and is sustained by pride as often as by affection. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ The greatest friend of truth is time, her greatest enemy is prejudice, and her constant companion is humility. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions. ”

- Charles Caleb Colton

“ The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. ”

- 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
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