Charles Colton

c.1780 - 1832

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

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on blessings, liberty, and people

Liberty will not descend to a people; a people must raise themselves to liberty; it is a blessing that must be earned before it can be enjoyed.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on action, birth, mind, nobility, and unity

Nobility of birth does not always insure a corresponding unity of mind; if it did, it would always act as a stimulus to noble actions; but it sometimes acts as a clog rather than a spur.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period or other, when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other: it is our own.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on power

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To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it; the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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