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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

(1780-1832), British Sportsman Writer

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail, our pride supports; when we succeed; it betrays us.

Category: Success

When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us.

Category: Success

He that thinks he is the happiest man, really is so. But he that thinks he is the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking

Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities.

Category: Time And Time Management

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 for the life of man.

Category: Time And Time Management

As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

Category: Tolerance

If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

Category: Town And Country

The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

Category: Truth

Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.

Category: Truth

Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.

Category: Wealth

It is only when the rich are sick that they fully feel the impotence of wealth.

Category: Wealth

The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.

Category: Wisdom

Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.

Category: Writers And Writing

The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down.

Category: Writers And Writing

To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.

Category: Writers And Writing