Charles Caleb Colton

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Charles Caleb Colton

Charles Caleb Colton

My lowest days as a Christian [and There Were Low Ones--Seven Months Worth Of Them In Prison, To Be Exact] have been more fulfilling and rewarding than all the days of glory in the White House.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pedantry is the showy display of knowledge which crams our heads with learned lumber and then takes out our brains to make room for it.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Posthumous charities are the very essence of selfishness, when bequeathed by those who. when alive, would not have contributed.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never join with your friend when he abuses his horse or his wife, unless the one is to be sold and the other to be buried.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he who thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same routeMore Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To despise our own species is the price we must often pay for knowledge of it.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another.More Charles Caleb Colton [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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