Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

Who the Hell is Charles Caleb Colton?

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

Born December 11, 1777
Died April 28, 1832

Books by Charles Caleb Colton


Best 20 Quotes by Charles Caleb Colton

“A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us - never cease to instruct - never cloy.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Friendship often ends in love. But love in friendship; never.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“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.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”

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

“Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Most men know what they hate; few what they love.”

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Charles Caleb Colton

“Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of a good book.”

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

“Our admiration of fine writing will always be in proportion to its real difficulty and its apparent ease.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Our incomes are like our shoes; if too small, they gall and pinch us; but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“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.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.”

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Charles Caleb Colton

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

Charles Caleb Colton

“When millions applaud you seriously ask yourself what harm you have done; and when they disapprove you, what good.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“When you have nothing to say, say nothing.”

Charles Caleb Colton

“Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.”

Charles Caleb Colton