The best Quotations


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.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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

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

Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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

Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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
- Charles Caleb Colton

He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
- Charles Caleb Colton

He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men's heads.
- Charles Caleb Colton

He that thinks he is the happiest man, really is so. but he that thinks he is the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
- Charles Caleb Colton

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


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Quotation I have found it to be the most serious objection to coarse labors long continued, that they compelled me to eat and drink coarsely also. - writer
Quotation 'Tis a sort of duty to be rich, that it may be in one's power to do good, riches being another word for power. - writer
Quotation A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. - writer
Quotation Perhaps misguided moral passion is better than confused indifference. - writer
Quotation You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life. - writer
Quotation Wine is bottled poetry. - writer