Charles Caleb Colton

Charles Caleb Colton

English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.More Charles Caleb Colton quotes [10/03/2011 03:10:47]
Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.More Charles Caleb Colton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The man of pleasure, by a vain attempt to be more happy than any man can be, is often more miserable than most men are.More Charles Caleb Colton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Secrecy is the soul of all great designs.More Charles Caleb Colton quotes [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To diminish envy, let us consider not what others possess, but what they enjoy; mere riches may be the gift of lucky accident or blind chance, but happiness must be the result of prudent preference and rational design; the highest happiness then can have no other foundation than the deepest wisdom; and the happiest fool is only as happy as he knows how to be.More Charles Caleb Colton quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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