134 Total Quotes

Charles Colton Quotes

Charles Colton,
If a horse has four legs, and I'm riding it, I think I can win.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer

Charles Colton,
The firmest of friendships have been formed in mutual adversity, as iron is most strongly united by the fiercest flame
Charles Colton,
#Adversity

Charles Colton,
Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer #Fashion

Charles Colton,
Anguish of mind has driven thousands to suicide; anguish of body, none. This proves that the health of the mind is of far more consequence to our happiness than the health of the body, although both are deserving of much more attention than either of them receive.
Charles Colton,
#Anguish

Charles Colton,
War kills men, and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants, and so saves societies.
Charles Colton,
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Charles Colton,
When we fail our pride supports us and when we succeed, it betrays us.
Charles Colton,
#Success #Quote of the Day #inspirational #Pride

Charles Colton,
There are some frauds so well conducted that it would be stupidity not to be deceived by them.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer #Conducted

Charles Colton,
Happiness, that grand mistress of the ceremonies in the dance of life, impels us through all its mazes and meanderings, but leads none of us by the same route.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer

Charles Colton,
Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe it to sinister and interested motives if they can.
Charles Colton,
#Best Friends

Charles Colton,
Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual.
Charles Colton,
#Love #Quote of the Day

Charles Colton,
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.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer #Calamity

Charles Colton,
Contemporaries appreciate the man rather than his merit; posterity will regard the merit rather than the man
Charles Colton,
#Man

Charles Colton,
When the frustration of my helplessness seemed greatest, I discovered God's grace was more than sufficient. And after my imprisonment, I could look back and see how God used my powerlessness for His purpose. What He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat.
Charles Colton,
#Defeat

Charles Colton,
Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer #Books And Reading

Charles Colton,
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer #Honest

Charles Colton,
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer

Charles Colton,
In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it
Charles Colton,
#Believe

Charles Colton,
True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.
Charles Colton,
#Friends Or Friendship #English Writer

Charles Colton,
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 Colton,
#Power

Charles Colton,
Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
Charles Colton,
#English Writer