CHARLES CALEB COLTON Quotes

The gambler is a moral suicide.

Charles Caleb Colton

The soundest argument will produce no more conviction in an empty head than the most superficial declamation; a feather and a guinea fall with equal velocity in a vacuum

Charles Caleb Colton

If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has.

Charles Caleb Colton

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.

Charles Caleb Colton

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.

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

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together.

Charles Caleb Colton

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

Charles Caleb Colton

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.

Charles Caleb Colton

Hurry is the mark of a weak mind, dispatch of a strong one.

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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.

Charles Caleb Colton

Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.

Charles Caleb Colton

We are sure to be losers when we quarrel with ourselves; it is a civil war, and in all such contentions, triumphs are defeats.

Charles Caleb Colton

Two things, well considered, would prevent many quarrels: first, to have it well ascertained whether we are not disputing about terms, rather than things; and, secondly, to examine whether that on which we differ is worth contending about.

Charles Caleb Colton
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