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

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

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on men and order

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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.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on deed, earth, humanity, and inventions

No one knows where he who invented the plow was born, nor where he died; yet he has done more for humanity than the whole race of heroes who have drenched the earth with blood and whose deeds have been handed down with a precision proportionate only to the mischief they wrought.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

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