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Monday, 20 November 2017
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"Painless poverty is better than embittered wealth." (Proverb, Greek - Poverty and The Poor)

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Browse Quotations by Colton, Charles Caleb

 
To sentence a man of true genius, to the drudgery of a school is to put a racehorse on a treadmill. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Ability)
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There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Adversity)
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Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Adversity)
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We ask advice but we mean approbation. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Advice)
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The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Age and Aging)
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Ambition makes the same mistake concerning power that avarice makes concerning wealth. She begins by accumulating power as a means to happiness, and she finishes by continuing to accumulate it as an end. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Ambition)
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Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Angels)
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The intoxication of anger, like that of the grape, shows us to others, but hides us from ourselves. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Anger)
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Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Applause)
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It is the briefest yet wisest maxim which tells us to meddle not. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Argument)
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Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Argument)
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In all societies, it is advisable to associate if possible with the highest; not that the highest are always the best, but because, if disgusted there, we can descend at any time; but if we begin with the lowest, to ascend is impossible. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Association)
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He that will believe only what he can fully comprehend must have a long head or a very short creed. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Belief)
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Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Bigotry)
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Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books. - (Colton, Charles Caleb - Books - Reading)
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