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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

(1780-1832), British Sportsman Writer

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.

Category: Ability

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

Category: Adversity

There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.

Category: Adversity

We ask advice but we mean approbation.

Category: Advice

The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

Category: Age And Aging

Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end.

Category: Ambition

Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.

Category: Angels

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves.

Category: Anger

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Category: Applause

It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to ''meddle not''.

Category: Argument

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Category: Argument

In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible.

Category: Association

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

Category: Belief

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.

Category: Bigotry

Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us -- never cease to instruct -- never cloy.

Category: Books And Reading