Charles Caleb Colton Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Charles Caleb Colton quotes, Charles Caleb Colton sayings, and Charles Caleb Colton proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.'

Oppression cannot prosper where none will submit to be enslaved. Charles Caleb Colton
It is a common observation that any fool can get money; but they are not wise that think so. Charles Caleb Colton
The victim to too severe a law is considered as a martyr rather than a criminal. Charles Caleb Colton
Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never. Charles Caleb Colton
Ambition is to the mind what the cap is to the falcon; it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower by reason of our blindness. Charles Caleb Colton
If sensuality be our only happiness we ought to envy the brutes, for instinct is a surer, shorter, safer guide to such happiness than reason. Charles Caleb Colton
If Satan ever laughs, it must be at hypocrites; they are the greatest dupes he has. Charles Caleb Colton
A windmill is eternally at work to accomplish one end, although it shifts with every variation of the weathercock, and assums ten different positions in a day. Charles Caleb Colton
The French revolution was a machine invented and constructed for the purpose of manufacturing liberty; but it had neither lever cogs, nor adjusting powers, and the consequences were that it worked so rapidly that it destroyed its own inventors, and set itself on fire. Charles Caleb Colton
No company is preferable to bad. We are more apt to catch the vices of others than virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health. Charles Caleb Colton
When you have nothing to say, say nothing. Charles Caleb Colton
Sincerely to aspire after virtue, is to gain her; and zealously to labour after her wages, is to receive them. Charles Caleb Colton
Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straight forward and simple integrity in another. Charles Caleb Colton
To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field than their own hearts in their closets. Charles Caleb Colton
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. Charles Caleb Colton
Of all the passions, jealousy is that which exacts the hardest service, and pays the bitterest wages. Its service is - to watch the success of our enemy; its wages - to be sure of it. Charles Caleb Colton
I’m aiming by the time I’m fifty to stop being an adolescent. Charles Caleb Colton
The present time has one advantage over every other – it is our own. Charles Caleb Colton
But virtue is above the storm, and has an anchor sure and steadfast,because it is cast into heaven. Charles Caleb Colton
And the progress of the mind in science; is not very unlike the progress of science herself in experiment. Charles Caleb Colton
Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase. Charles Caleb Colton
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. Charles Caleb Colton
Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can. Charles Caleb Colton
The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence. 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
Our wealth is often a snare to ourselves, and always a temptation to others. Charles Caleb Colton
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost. Charles Caleb Colton
Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness. Charles Caleb Colton
If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you. Charles Caleb Colton
Those that know the least of others think the highest of themselves. Charles Caleb Colton