Charles Caleb Colton Love Quotes and Sayings
2. 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.
3. Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
4. Most men know what they hate; few what they love.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Charles Caleb Colton (1780 – 1832), was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities.
Sayings by Charles Caleb Colton
1. Constant success shows us but one side of the world; adversity brings out the reverse of the picture.
2. He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
3. Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.
4. The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
5. The first requisite for success is the ability to apply your physical and mental energies to one problem incessantly without growing weary.
6. There is this difference between happiness and wisdom: he that thinks himself the happiest man, really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it’s set a rolling it must increase.
10. He that knows himself, knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself, could not write a very profound lecture on other men’s heads.
11. 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.
12. To be obliged to beg our daily happiness from others bespeaks a more lamentable poverty than that of him who begs his daily bread.
13. 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.
14. We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.
15. A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more.”
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
16. The firmest friendships have been formed in mutual adversity,
as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame.
17. When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
18. Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace. The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
19. Men spend their lives in anticipations – in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.