Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength.
Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)
Contributed by: Siona
"Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; --happiness; but few are going by the same road."
Contributed by: Hoda
We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.
Source: Lacon or Many Things in Few Words: Addressed to Those Who Think
Contributed by: Ria
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.
Contributed by: Steve
"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; sincethere are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field,than their own hearts in their closet." -Charles Caleb Colton
Contributed by: Sky Fits Heaven
Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve; we may give somewhat of novelty to that which was old, condensation to that which was diffuse, perspicuity to that which was obscure, and currency to that which was recondite.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms
Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
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