Charles Colton

c.1780 - 1832

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

Contributed by: Zaady

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

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

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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

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on preparation

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on day, life, men, and time

Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction from the life of man.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on time

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Tomorrow! It is a period nowhere to be found in all the registers of time, unless, perchance, in the fool's calendar.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: today’s thought, newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on fear, interest, science, society, and truth

The interests of society often render it expedient not to utter the whole truth, the interests of science never: for in this field we have much more to fear from the deficiency of truth than from its abundance.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

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