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Thursday, 23 November 2017
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"The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?" (Kavanagh, Julia - Insults)

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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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