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

Friends / friendship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Friendship, of itself a holy tie, Is made more sacred by adversity.

Friendship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later

Excess Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Study Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

Flattery Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (p. 127)

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

Silence Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquefies the gold, hardens the clay

Affliction Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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

Cute friendship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.

Cute friendship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Examination Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook with truth, and no opinions so fatally mislead us, as those that are not wholly wrong; as no watches so effectually deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right

Falsehood Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Imitation is the sincerest flattery

Imitation Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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When in reading we meet with any maxim that may be of use, we should take it for our own, and make an immediate application of it, as we would of the advice of a friend whom we have purposely consulted

Maxim Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.

Meetings Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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 Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.

Authorship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (preface)

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Life often presents us with a choice of evils, rather than of goods.

Choice Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (p. 362)

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Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Applause Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (p. 205)

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Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.

Friends Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (p. 80)

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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 pleasure imaginary.

Power Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (p. 255)

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

Misfortune Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton , Source: Lacon (p. 238)

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Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy.

Opportunity Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Applause Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

Charity Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.

Courage Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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