37 Top Quotes By Charles Caleb Colton On Love, Humanity, Pride Etc
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. 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. Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never. The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame 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. 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 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. When you have nothing to say, say nothing. True friendhip is like sound health: the value of it is seldom know until it is lost. Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of a good book. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. 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. Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied. We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them. 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. Men are born with two eyes but only one tongue in order that they should see twice as much as they say. Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease. Some read to think, these are rare; some to write, these are common; and some read to talk, and these form the great majority. 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. Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away. 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. Most men know what they hate; few what they love 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. He that will only believe what he can fully comprehend must either have a very long head, or a very short creed. 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. Wealth... is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much but wants more. Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase. Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. 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.
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.
When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.
Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.
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.
There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear. 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.