Authors - Charles Caleb Colton

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Charles Caleb Colton (1780 - 1832) was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities. Colton was educated at Eton and King's College, graduating with a B.A. in 1801 and an M.A. in 1804. In 1801 he was presented by the college with the perpetual curacy of Tiverton's Prior's Quarter in Devon, where he lived for many years. He was appointed to the vicarage of Kew and Petersham in 1812. His performance of church-related functions at both locations was erratic: at times conscientious and brilliant while at other times cursory and indulgent. He left formal church service, and England, in 1828. Contemporaries believed that he had fled from his creditors, who took out a legal "docket" against him, identifying him as a wine-merchant. - Wikipedia

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Quote 616by Anonymous on 06/01/2011

Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
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    Quote 982by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

    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.
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      Quote 1016by Anonymous on 09/01/2011

      The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility.
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        Quote 1333by Anonymous on 12/01/2011

        Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never.
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          Quote 1971by Anonymous on 19/01/2011

          Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
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            Quote 2117by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

            We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.
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              Quote 2140by Anonymous on 22/01/2011

              Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time which every day produces, and which most men throw away.
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                Quote 2356by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                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.
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                  Quote 2400by Anonymous on 28/01/2011

                  To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.
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                    Quote 2720by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                    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.
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                      Quote 2743by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                      Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.
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                        Quote 2836by Anonymous on 03/02/2011

                        If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
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                          Quote 3434by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                          Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.
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                            Quote 3551by Anonymous on 06/02/2011

                            Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
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                              Quote 3920by Anonymous on 12/02/2011

                              There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.
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                                Quote 4063by Anonymous on 13/02/2011

                                None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
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                                  Quote 4279by Anonymous on 18/02/2011

                                  When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
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                                    Quote 6524by Anonymous on 23/09/2011

                                    Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms.
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                                      Quote 7717by Anonymous on 30/01/2012

                                      In life we shall find many men that are great, and some that are good, but very few men that are both great and good.
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                                        Quote 11473by Anonymous on 04/01/2013

                                        Marriage is a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
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                                          Quote 12340by Anonymous on 30/03/2013

                                          To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.
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                                            Quote 12740by Anonymous on 16/05/2013

                                            Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.
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