Charles Colton

c.1780 - 1832

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on evil, journeys, and life

Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on their road - Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on body, death, disease, disorder, mind, and understanding

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.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on improvement and novelty

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.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on good, power, trust, and wine

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.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on good, power, and trust

No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on men, paradox, and pride

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

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on worth

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Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels: first, to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms rather than things and, second, to examine whether that on which we differ is worth contending about.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on confusion

Times of general calamity and confusion have ever been productive of the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on secrets

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

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

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