Charles Simmons Quotes

Ridicule is the first and last argument of a fool

Charles Simmons

Integrity is the first step to true greatness. Men love to praise, but are slow to practice it. To maintain it in high places costs self-denial; in all places it is liable to opposition, but its end is glorious, and the universe will yet do it homage.

Charles Simmons

Johnson well says, "He who waits to do a great deal of good at once will never do anything." Life is made up of little things. It is very rarely that an occasion is offered for doing a great deal at once. True greatness consists in being great in little things.

Charles Simmons

Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.

Charles Simmons

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful

Charles Simmons

For the most part fraud in the end secures for its companions repentance and shame.

Charles Simmons

Many things lawful are not expedient, but nothing can be truly expedient which is unlawful or sinful.

Charles Simmons

A conscience enlightened, and yet a heart erratic, make mankind a bundle of marvelous incongruities and inconsistencies.

Charles Simmons

Bigotry and intolerance, silenced by argument, endeavors to silence by persecution, in old days by fire and sword, in modern days by the tongue.

Charles Simmons

Uncalled for excuses are practical confessions.

Charles Simmons
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