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 :: 1780-1832, British Sportsman Writer

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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.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Self-knowledge]

 

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Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Silence]

 

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Secrecy is the soul of all great designs.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Soul]

 

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They that are loudest in their threats are the weakest in the execution of them. It is probable that he who is killed by lightning hears no noise; but the thunder-clap which follows, and which most alarms the ignorant, is the surest proof of their safety.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Speech]

 

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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 - [Success]

 

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When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Success]

 

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He that thinks he is the happiest man, really is so. But he that thinks he is the wisest, is generally the greatest fool.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Thoughts and Thinking]

 

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Much may be done in those little shreds and patches of time, which every day produces, and which most men throw away, but which nevertheless will make at the end of it no small deduction for the life of man.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Time and Time Management]

 

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Time; that black and narrow isthmus between two eternities.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Time and Time Management]

 

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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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If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Town and Country]

 

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The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Truth]

 

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Theories are private property, but truth is common stock.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Truth]

 

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To look back to antiquity is one thing, to go back to it is another.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Past]

 

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Patience is the support of weakness; impatience the ruin of strength
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Patience]

 

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Philosophy is a bully that talks loud when the danger is at a distant; but, the moment she is pressed hard by an enemy, she is nowhere to be found and leaves the brunt of the battle to be fought by her steady, humble comrade, religion.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Philosophers and Philosophy]

 

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Pity is a thing often vowed, seldom felt; hatred is a thing often felt, seldom avowed.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Pity]

 

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No man is wise enough, or good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Power]

 

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Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Power]

 

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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. The pains of power are real; its pleasures imaginary.
~ Charles Caleb Colton - [Power]

 

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