Charles Caleb Colton

Charles Caleb Colton

English writer

Lived from: 1780-1832

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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    Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
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    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.
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    Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
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    Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.
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    Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
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    Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.
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    Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.
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    He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
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    He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed.
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    Honor is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food.
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    It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.
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    Law and equity are two things which God has joined, but which man has put asunder.
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    Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by other men.
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    Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
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    Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
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