Charles Colton

c.1780 - 1832

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on devil, evil, idleness, inaction, men, proverbs, and temptation

From its very inaction, idleness ultimately becomes the most active cause of evil; as a palsy is more to be dreaded than a fever. The Turks have a proverb which says that the devil tempts all other men, but that idle men tempt the devil.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on flattery and imitation

Imitation is the sincerest flattery.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on death, justice, laws, and water

In civil jurisprudence it too often happens that there is so much law, that there is no room for justice, and that the claimant expires of wrong in the midst of right, as mariners die of thirst in the midst of water.

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 men and wishes

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Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on belief

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He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend, must have a very long head or a very short creed.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on books, reason, simplicity, and thought

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on discovery and mind

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Contributed by: Zaady

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