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37 Top Quotes By Charles Caleb Colton On Love, Humanity, Pride Etc

Famous As: Known for His Eccentricities
Born On: December 11, 1777
Died On: April 28, 1832
Born In: England
Died At Age: 54
Charles Caleb Colton was a celebrated English writer, collector and cleric renowned for his eccentricities. Colton pursued his education at the Eton and King’s College. In 1801, he graduated with a B.A and received an M.A in 1804. His writings, thoughts, books and collections included short essays related to conduct, epigrammatic aphorisms, which have now been almost forgotten yet held great importance in his times. By the end of 1820, he issued ‘Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words’ which was specifically sermonized to those who think in small sordid edition. From the twentieth century till date, Colton’s writings and thoughts are frequently read and quoted. Let us browse through the quotes and sayings by Charles Caleb Colton on mathematics, study, thoughts, plagiarism, great, people, mistakes, consequences, courage, die, suicide, actions, loudest, integrity, relationship, women, humility, storm, stupidity, nothing, charity, adversity, happiness, pride, knowledge, power etc and get inspired.
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

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

Charles Caleb Colton
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.

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.

Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never.

Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never.

Charles Caleb Colton
The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, 
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame

The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame

Charles Caleb Colton
A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.

A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more." True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

Charles Caleb Colton
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

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
Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Caleb Colton
When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Charles Caleb Colton
True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost.

True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton
Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of a good book.

Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of a good book.

Charles Caleb Colton
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

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.

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
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.

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.

Charles Caleb Colton
Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

Charles Caleb Colton
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.

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

Charles Caleb Colton
Men are born with two eyes but only one tongue in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

Men are born with two eyes but only one tongue in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

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

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

Charles Caleb Colton
Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.

Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority.

Charles Caleb Colton
Most men know what they hate; few what they love

Most men know what they hate; few what they love

Charles Caleb Colton
Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.

Our income are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.

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.

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
If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, and receive no wages.

If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has; they serve him better than any others, and receive no wages.

Charles Caleb Colton
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.

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.

Charles Caleb Colton
He that will only believe what he can fully comprehend must either have a very long head, or a very short creed.

He that will only believe what he can fully comprehend must either have a very long head, or a very short creed.

Charles Caleb Colton
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.

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.

Charles Caleb Colton
Wealth... is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much but wants more.

Wealth... is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much but wants more.

Charles Caleb Colton
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

Charles Caleb Colton
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.

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

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; when we succeed; it betrays us.

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.

Charles Caleb Colton
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.

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.

Charles Caleb Colton
When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.

When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.

Charles Caleb Colton
Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.

Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.

Charles Caleb Colton
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.

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.

Charles Caleb Colton
There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

Charles Caleb Colton
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

Charles Caleb Colton
We may lay in a stock of pleasures as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

We may lay in a stock of pleasures as we would lay in a stock of wine, but if we defer tasting them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.

Charles Caleb Colton