Charles Colton

c.1780 - 1832

A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on existence, life, and time

Early rising not only gives us more life in the same number of years, but adds, likewise, to their number; and not only enables us to enjoy more of existence in the same time, but increases also the measure.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on action, death, disease, friendship, good, health, misfortune, reputation, respect, and world

The only things in which we can be said to have any property are our actions. Our thoughts may be bad, yet produce no poison; they may be good, yet produce no fruit. Our riches may be taken away by misfortune, our reputation by malice, our spirits by calamity, our health by disease, our friends by death. But our actions must follow us beyond the grave; with respect to them alone, we cannot say that we shall carry nothing with us when we die, neither that we shall go naked out of the world.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on anger and world

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. We injure our own cause in the opinion of the world when we too passionately defend it.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton

To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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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

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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

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