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 :: 1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer

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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.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Ambition]

 

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Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Applause]

 

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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 - [Tolerance]

 

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Avarice has ruined more souls than extravagance.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Greed]

 

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Bigotry murders religion to frighten fools with her ghost.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Bigotry]

 

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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 - [Books and Reading]

 

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Commerce flourishes by circumstances, precarious, transitory, contingent, almost as the winds and waves that bring it to our shores.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Economy and Economics]

 

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Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Adversity]

 

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Contemporaries appreciate the person rather than their merit, posterity will regard the merit rather than the person.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Memory]

 

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Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Morality]

 

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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 - [Death and Dying]

 

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Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Decisions]

 

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Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Charity]

 

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Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Doubt]

 

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Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Love]

 

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Friendship, of itself a holy tie, is made more sacred by adversity.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Friends and Friendship]

 

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Grant graciously what you cannot refuse safely and conciliate those you cannot conquer.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Negotiation]

 

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Great minds must be ready not only to take opportunities, but to make them.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Opportunity]

 

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Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meandering, but leads none of us by the same route
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Happiness]

 

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He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Progress]

 

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