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Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

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"Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength."

"Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride."

"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 closet."

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

"To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread."

"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them."

"He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place."

"A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition."

"Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner."

"Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but live for it."

"Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away."

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

"When you have nothing to say, say nothing."

"I'm aiming by the time I'm fifty to stop being an adolescent."

"If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win."

"The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary."

"We believe that the applause of silence is the only kind that counts."

"Many speak the truth when they say that they despise riches, but they mean the riches possessed by others."

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

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

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