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74 Famous Quotes by Charles Caleb Colton
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Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

Eye Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Finance and economics Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.

Finance and economics Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The more gross the fraud the more glibly will it go down, and the more greedily be swallowed, since folly will always find faith where impostors will find imprudence.

Fraud Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.

Gossip Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Law and equity are two things which God hath joined, but which man hath put asunder.

Law 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. - Lacon, 1825.

Loneliness and solitude Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Love Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Contemporaries appreciate the man rather than his merit; posterity will regard the merit rather than the man.

Merit Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Moderation is the inseparable companion of wisdom, but with it genius has not even a nodding acquaintance.

Moderation Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.

Negativity Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.

Past 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.

Perspective Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Power Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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

Pride Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.

Progress Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.

Prudence Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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Men are born with two eyes, but with one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

Relationships Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one, and the weakest weapon of the other.

Reputation Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.

Self-knowledge Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

Truth Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Charles Caleb Colton

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