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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

Friendship, of itself a holy tie,
Is made more sacred by adversity.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. We injure our own cause in the opinion of the world when we too passionately defend it.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Life often presents us with a choice of evils rather than of goods.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

- Charles Caleb Colton

Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

The more gross the fraud the more glibly will it go down, and the more greedily be swallowed, since folly will always find faith where impostors will find imprudence.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

True friendship is like sound health, the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

A house may draw visitors, but it is the possessor alone that can detain them.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

~ Charles Caleb Colton

Where we cannot invent, we may at least improve.

~ Charles Caleb Colton
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