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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

(1780-1832), British Sportsman Writer

It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.

Category: Disease

Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.

Category: Doubt

Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.

Category: Economy And Economics

The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storm.

Category: Extremes And Extremists

Of present fame think little, and of future less; the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.

Category: Fame

The family is the most basic unit of government. As the first community to which a person is attached and the first authority under which a person learns to live, the family establishes society's most basic values.

Category: Family

There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.

Category: Fraud

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.

Category: Freedom

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

Category: Freedom

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.

Category: Friends And Friendship

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.

Category: Friends And Friendship

The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.

Category: Genius

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.

Category: Gossip

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Category: Greed

Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route

Category: Happiness