Charles Colton

c.1780 - 1832

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on patience, weakness, strength, and impatience

Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

"Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; --happiness; but few are going by the same road."

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: Lacon or Many Things in Few Words: Addressed to Those Who Think

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

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.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

"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."

  -Charles Caleb Colton

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on men

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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.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on foolishness and silence

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

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on companions, enemies, friendship, humility, prejudice, time, and truth

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

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on men, principles, society, and war

War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on nature

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We cannot think too highly of our nature, nor too humbly of ourselves.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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