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Is made more sacred by adversity.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Adversity

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

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Adversity

To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Advice

We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Advice

As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Advice

To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it, for when we fail, our pride supports, when we succeed, it betrays us.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Advice

Friendship often ends in love, but love in friendship - never.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: All About Love

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride. - Lacon, 1825.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Appearance

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Applause

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Applause

That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Authorship

Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Bigotry

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Charity

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

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Choice

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

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Choice

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.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Computer Science

Physical courage, which despises all danger, will make a man brave in one way; and moral courage, which despises all opinion, will make a man brave in another.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Courage

Honor is unstable and seldom the same; for she feeds upon opinion, and is as fickle as her food.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Courage

The old ways are the safest and surest ways.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Custom

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

Charles Caleb Colton Topic: Death Immortality

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