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Summary

Charles Caleb Colton was a famous Writer from England, who lived between 1780 AC and 1832.

Biography

He was a British writer, priest and art collector.

He studied at Eton and King's College, where he received a bachelor's degree (1801) and Master of Arts (1804). In 1801-1828 he worked as a priest.

In the end of 1820 he published the book "Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words, addressed to those who think" 1820 in a small cheap edition.

At the time of his death, Colton was living on funds received from his immediate family. An illness required surgery, but Colton dreaded the operation. He eventually killed himself rather than undergo the procedure.

Our collection contains 72 quotes who is written / told by Charles, under the main topics: Love, Time.

Here is some other popular authors who lived in the same timeframe: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ward Beecher, H. C. Andersen, Henry W. Longfellow, Berthold Auerbach, Alexandre Dumas, Samuel Smiles, William Ellery Channing, John Stuart Mill, Charles Dickens, Thomas Huxley, Benjamin Disraeli, Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson, V. Cousin, Alexandre Ledru-Rollin, Karl Marx, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Robert Browning, Honore de Balzac, C. S. Calverley

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Famous quotes by Charles Caleb Colton (72)


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"Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route"
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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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"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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"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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"When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good"
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"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"
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"War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies"
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"True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost"
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"The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence"
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"Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease"
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"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away"
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"Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind"
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"There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter"
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"The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other"
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"Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity, than straightforward and simple integrity in another"
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"It is better to meet danger than to wait for it. He that is on a lee shore, and foresees a hurricane, stands out to sea and encounters a storm to avoid a shipwreck"
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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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"Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost"
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"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never"
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"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away"
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"When you have nothing to say, say nothing"
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"We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed"
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"True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander"
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"The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world"
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"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"
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"Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable"
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"Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance"
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"We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear"
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"The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down"
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"The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame"
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"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"
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"Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead"
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"Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another"
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"In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it"
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"In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good"
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"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"
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"If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition"
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"He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place"
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"Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase"
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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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"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"
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"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"
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"There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it"
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"Mystery is not profoundness"
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"Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed"
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"Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say"
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"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"
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"If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city"
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"He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are"
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"Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer"
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"There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence"
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"There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them"
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"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"
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"It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends"
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"He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads"
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"We ask advice, but we mean approbation"
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"The present time has one advantage over every other - it is our own"
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"The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility"
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"If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win"
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"I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent"
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"Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity"
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"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never"
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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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"Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture"
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"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them"
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"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"
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"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary"
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"Our incomes should be like our shoes; if too small, they will gall and pinch us; but if too large, they will cause us to stumble and to trip"
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"None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them"
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"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books"
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"Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess"
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"Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false"


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