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#1. There is more jealousy between rival wits than rival beauties, for vanity has no sex. But in both cases there must be pretensions, or there will be no jealousy. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#2. Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#3. False reasoners are often best confuted by giving them the full swing of their own absurdities. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#4. Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#5. In pulpit eloquence, the grand difficulty lies here
to give the subject all the dignity it so fully deserves, without attaching any importance to ourselves. The Christian messenger cannot think too highly of his prince, nor too humbly of himself. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#6. Ignorance is a blank sheet, on which we may write; but error is a scribbled one, on which we must first erase. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#7. To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#8. Wars of opinion, as they have been the most destructive, are also the most disgraceful of conflicts. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#9. The excesses of our youth are drafts upon our old age. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#10. Where true religion has prevented one crime, false religions have afforded a pretext for a thousand. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#11. It is a mistake, that a lust for power is the mark of a great mind; for even the weakest have been captivated by it; and for minds of the highest order, it has no charms. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#12. Novels may teach us as wholesome a moral as the pulpit. There are "sermons in stones," in healthy books, and "good in everything. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#13. Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun, the hand that warned Belshazzar derived its horrifying effect from the want of a body. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#14. 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. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#15. In most quarrels there is a fault on both sides. A quarrel may be compared to a spark, which cannot be produced without a flint, as well as steel. Either of them may hammer on wood forever; no fire will follow. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#16. Women that are the least bashful are often the most modest. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#17. That author, however, who has thought more than he has read, read more than he has written, and written more than he has published, if he does not command success, has at least deserved it. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#18. The young fancy that their follies are mistaken by the old for happiness. The old fancy that their gravity is mistaken by the young for wisdom. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#19. The highest knowledge can be nothing more than the shortest and clearest road to truth; all the rest is pretension, not performance, mere verbiage and grandiloquence, from which we can learn nothing. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#20. There are three difficulties in authorship: to write anything worth publishing, to find honest men to publish it, and to find sensible men to read it. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#21. The wealth is ultimately just a relative thing. As a person with little money and little more needs to rich guys money but really wishes - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#22. As there are some faults that have been termed faults on the right side, so there are some errors that might be denominated errors on the safe side. Thus we seldom regret having been too mild, too cautious, or too humble; but we often repent having been too violent, too precipitate, or too proud. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#23. It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#24. Subtract from the great man all that he owes to opportunity, all that he owes to chance, and all that he gained by the wisdom of his friends and the folly of his enemies, and the giant will often be seen to be a pygmy. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#25. We are ruined, not by what we really want, but by what we think we do; therefore never go abroad in search of your wants; if they be real wants, they will come home in search of you; for he that buys what he does not want, will soon want what he cannot buy. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#26. We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#27. It is a mortifying truth, and ought to teach the wisest of us humility, that many of the most valuable discoveries have been the result of chance rather than of contemplation, and of accident rather than of design. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#28. When we feel a strong desire to thrust our advice upon others, it is usually because we suspect their weakness; but we ought rather to suspect our own. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#29. Tomorrow! It is a period nowhere to be found in all the registers of time, unless, perchance, in the fool's calendar. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#30. Those who have finished by making all others think with them, have usually been those who began by daring to think with themselves. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#31. In death itself there can be nothing terrible, for the act of death annihilates sensation; but there are many roads to death, and some of them justly formidable, even to the bravest. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#32. From the preponderance of talent, we may always infer the soundness and vigour of the commonwealth; but from the preponderance of riches, its dotage and degeneration. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#33. Truth can hardly be expected to adapt herself to the crooked policy and wily sinuosities of worldly affairs; for truth, like light, travels only in straight lines. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#34. Be real and adjust you strategy according to honest results. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#35. Faults of the head are punished in this world, those of the heart in another; but as most of our vices are compound, so also is their punishment. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#36. That theatrical kind of virtue, which requires publicity for its stage, and an applauding world for its audience, could not be depended on, in the secrecy of solitude, or the retirement of a desert. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#37. It is almost as difficult to make a man unlearn his errors as his knowledge. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#38. Envy, if surrounded on all sides by the brightness of another's prosperity, like the scorpion confined within a circle of fire, will sting itself to death. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#39. All preceptors should have that kind of genius described by Tacitus, "equal to their business, but not above it;" a patient industry, with competent erudition; a mind depending more on its correctness than its originality, and on its memory rather than on its invention. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#40. In science, reason is the guide; in poetry, taste. The object of the one is truth, which is uniform and indivisible; the object of the other is beauty, which is multiform and varied. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#41. Love, like the cold bath, is never negative, it seldom leaves us where it finds us; if once we plunge into it, it will either heighten our virtues, or inflame our vices. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#42. An honest man will continue to be so though surrounded on all sides by rogues. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#43. Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#44. It is always easy to shut a book, but not quite so easy to get rid of a lettered coxcomb. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#45. We devote the activity of our youth to revelry and the decrepitude of our old age to repentance: and we finish the farce by bequeathing our dead bodies to the chancel, which when living, we interdicted from the church. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#46. Pedantry prides herself on being wrong by rules; while common sense is contented to be right without them. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#47. Human foresight often leaves its proudest possessor only a choice of evils. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#48. Revenge is a debt, in the paying of which the greatest knave is honest and sincere, and, so far as he is able, punctual. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#49. He that openly tells, his friends all that he thinks of them, must expect that they will secretly tell his enemies much that they do not think of him. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#50. War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#51. Villainy that is vigilant will be an overmatch for virtue, if she slumber at her post. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#52. A wise man may be duped as well as a fool; but the fool publishes the triumph of the deceiver. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#53. The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#54. Alas! how has the social spirit of Christianity been perverted by fools at one time, and by knaves and bigots at another; by the self-tormentors of the cell, and the all-tormentors of the conclave! - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#55. It was observed of Elizabeth that she was weak herself, but chose wise counsellors; to which it was replied, that to choose wise counsellors was, in a prince, the highest wisdom. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#56. Perfection doesn't exist ... only good attempts. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#57. The most zealous converters are always the most rancorous when they fail of producing conversion. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#58. God will excuse our prayers for ourselves whenever we are prevented from them by being occupied in such good works as to entitle us to the prayers of others. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#59. 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. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#60. He that can please nobody is not so much to be pitied as he that nobody can please. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#61. As we ascend in society, like those who climb a mountain, we shall find that the line of perpetual congelation commences with the higher circles; and the nearer we approach to the grand luminary the court, the more frigidity and apathy shall we experience. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#62. There is this of good in real evils; they deliver us, while they last, from the petty despotism of all that were imaginary. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#63. Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#64. We may anticipate bliss, but who ever drank of that enchanted cup unalloved? - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#65. The awkwardness and embarrassment which all feel on beginning to write, when they themselves are the theme, ought to serve as a hint to author's that self is a subject they ought very rarely to descant upon. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#66. Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#67. Nothing is more durable than the dynasty of Doubt; for he reigns in the hearts of all his people, but gives satisfaction to none of them, and yet he is the only despot who can never die, while any of his subjects live. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#68. Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#69. Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#70. The moral cement of all society is virtue; it unites and preserves, while vice separates and destroys. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#71. Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#72. Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#73. Precisely in proportion to our own intellectual weakness will be our credulity as to those mysterious powers assumed by others. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#74. Sleep, the type of death, is also, like that which it typifies, restricted to the earth. It flies from hell and is excluded from heaven. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#75. If kings would only determine not to extend their dominions until they had filled them with happiness, they would find the smallest territories too large, but the longest life too short for the full accomplishment of so grand and so noble an ambition. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#76. Jealousy is sustained as often by pride as by affection. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#77. Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#78. A Christian builds his fortitude on a better foundation than stoicism; he is pleased with every thing that happens, because he knows it could not happen unless it first pleased God, and that which pleases Him must be best. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#79. The smiling daughter of the storm. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#80. He that sympathizes in all the happiness of others, perhaps himself enjoys the safest happiness. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#81. Gross and vulgar minds will always pay a higher respect to wealth than to talent; for wealth, although it be a far less efficient source of power than talent, happens to be far more intelligible. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#82. None are so seldom found alone, and are so soon tired of their own company, as those coxcombs who are on the best terms with themselves. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#83. We should choose our books as we would our companions, for their sterling and intrinsic merit. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#84. Mystery magnifies danger as the fog the sun. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#85. I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#86. He [the miser] falls down and worships the god of this world, but will have neither its pomps, its vanities nor its pleasures for his trouble. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#87. None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#88. The avarice of the miser may be termed the grand sepulchral of all his other passions, as they successively decay. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#89. Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers upon their road; they both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find that they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#90. Falsehood is often rocked by truth, but she soon outgrows her cradle and discards her nurse. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#91. Any one can give advice, such as it is, but only a wise man knows how to profit by it. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#92. That is true beauty which has not only a substance, but a spirit; a beauty that we must intimately know, justly to appreciate. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#93. Habit will reconcile us to everything but change - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#94. God is as great in minuteness as He is in magnitude. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#95. This world cannot explain its own difficulties without the assistance of another. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#96. Persecuting bigots may be compared to those burning lenses which Lenhenboeck and others composed from ice; by their chilling apathy they freeze the suppliant; by their fiery zeal they burn the sufferer. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#97. 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. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#98. Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#99. We make a goddess of Fortune ... and place her in the highest heaven. But it is not fortune that is exalted and powerful, but we ourselves that are abject and weak. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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#100. Love is a volcano, the crater of which no wise man will approach too nearly, lest ... he should be swallowed up. - Author: Charles Caleb Colton
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