Charles Caleb Colton

147Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

English Writer born on December 29, 1780,

Charles Caleb Colton was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities... (source)

The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. view quote

True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander. view quote

Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions. view quote

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. view quote

If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition. view quote

The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little. view quote

There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter. view quote

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live. view quote

If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours. view quote

Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes. view quote

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