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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

We shall at all times chance upon men of recondite acquirements, but whose qualifications, from the incommunicative and inactive habits of their owners, are as utterly useless to others as though the possessors had them not.
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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

Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.

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That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.

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Nothing is more durable than the dynasty of Doubt; for he reigns in the hearts of all his people, but gives satisfaction to none of them, and yet he is the only despot who can never die, while any of his subjects live.

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The mob is a monster, with the hands of Briareus, but the head of Polyphemus,
strong to execute, but blind to perceive.

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Light, whether it be material or moral, is the best reformer.

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No man can promise himself even fifty years of life, but any man may, if he please, live in the proportion of fifty years in forty-let him rise early, that he may have the day before him, and let him make the most of the day, by determining to expend it on two sorts of acquaintance only-those by whom something may be got, and those from whom something maybe learned.

— Charles Caleb Colton

He who knows himself knows others.

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The seat of perfect contentment is in the head; for every individual is thoroughly satisfied with his own proportion of brains.

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No propagation or multiplication is more rapid that that of evil, unless it be checked; no growth more certain.

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Custom looks to things that are past, and fashion to things that are present, but both of them are somewhat purblind as to things that are to come.

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Pride, like the magnet, constantly points to one object, self; but, unlike the magnet, it has no attractive pole, but at all points repels.

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A high degree of intellectual refinement in the female is the surest pledge society can have for the improvement of the male.

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Put on the livery of the best master only to serve the worst.

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Philosophy is a goddess, whose head indeed is in heaven, but whose feet are upon earth; she attempts more than she accomplishes, and promises more than she performs.

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