Charles Caleb Colton

Charles Caleb Colton

English writer

Lived from: 1780-1832

Category: Writers (Contemporary)

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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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    Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another.
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    Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.
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    Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
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    As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.
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    Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
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    Bed is a bundle of paradoxes; we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; and we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.
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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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    Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.
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    Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
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    Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
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    Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
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    Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
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    Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.
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