Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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

~ Charles Caleb Colton

To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

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

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

The three great apostles of practical atheism, that make converts without persecuting, and retain them without preaching, are wealth, health, and power.

~ 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

Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

In America every woman has her set of girl-friends some are cousins, the rest are gained at school. These form a permanent committee who sit on each other's affairs, who 'come out' together, marry and divorce together, and who end as those groups of bustling, heartless well-informed club-women who govern society. Against them the Couple of Ehepaar is helpless and Man in their eyes but a biological interlude.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

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