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Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Imitation Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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No man can purchase his virtue too dear, for it is the only thing whose value must ever increase with the price it has cost us. Our integrity is never worth so much as when we have parted with our all to keep it.

Integrity Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

Pride Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it.

Religion Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

Tolerance Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The rich are more envied by those who have a little, than by those who have nothing.

Wealth Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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

All about love 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.

Friends / friendship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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

Friendship Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Adversity Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

Adversity Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. - Lacon, 1825.

Appearance Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.

Bigotry Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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

Choice Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.

Computer / technology / science Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Honor is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food.

Courage Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The old ways are the safest and surest ways.

Custom Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

Death / immortality Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Detail Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Disease Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.

Existence Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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