35 Motivational Charles Caleb Colton Quotes For Success In Life

Charles Caleb Colton 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. These Charles Caleb Colton quotes will motivate you.

Best Charles Caleb Colton Quotes

  1. “True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  2. “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.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  3. “Imitation is the highest form of flattery.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  4. “Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  5. “Silence is foolish if we are wise, but wise if we are foolish.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  6. “Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  7. “The more gross the fraud the more glibly will it go down, and the more greedily be swallowed since folly will always find faith where impostors will find imprudence.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  8. “Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past, even while we attempt to define it.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  9. “He that is good will infallibly become better, and he that is bad will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue, and time are three things that never stand still.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  10. “When you have nothing to say, say nothing.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  11. “Wealth after all is a relative thing since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  12. “There is nothing more imprudent than excessive prudence.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  13. “Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straight forward and simple integrity in another.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  14. “There are three modes of bearing the ills of life; by indifference, which is the most common; by philosophy, which is the most ostentatious; and by religion, which is the most effectual.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  15. “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 Caleb Colton
  16. “The true measure of your character is what you do when nobody’s watching.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  17. “The mistakes of the fool are known to the world, but not to himself. The mistakes of the wise man are known to himself, but not to the world.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  18. “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.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  19. “Deliberate with caution, but act with decision and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  20. “Self-denial is often the sacrifice of one sort of self-love for another.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  21. “Pride is less ashamed of being ignorant than of being instructed, and she looks too high to find that, which very often lies beneath her.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  22. “We often pretend to fear what we really despise, and more often despise what we really fear.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  23. “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. He has chosen for my most significant witness was not my triumphs or victories, but my defeat.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  24. “It is better to meet danger than to wait for it.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  25. “Avarice begets more vices than Priam did children and like Priam survives them all. It starves its keeper to surfeit those who wish him dead, and makes him submit to more mortifications to lose heaven than the martyr undergoes to gain it.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  26. “He that places himself neither higher nor lower than he ought to do exercises the truest humility.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  27. “Man is an embodied paradox, a bundle of contradictions.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  28. “It is easier to pretend to be what you are not than to hide what you really are, but he that can accomplish both has little to learn in hypocrisy.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  29. “Unlike the sun, intellectual luminaries shine brightest after they set.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

  30. “There are many who say more than the truth on some occasions, and balance the account with their consciences by saying less than the truth on others. But the fact is that they are in both instances as fraudulent as he would be that exacted more than his due from his debtors, and paid less than their due to his creditors.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  31. “There were moments of despondency when Shakespeare thought himself no poet, and Raphael no painter; when the greatest wits have doubted the excellence of their happiest efforts.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  32. “We should not be too niggardly in our praise, for men will do more to support a character than to raise one.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  33. “Our actions must clothe us with an immortality loathsome or glorious.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  34. “That is true beauty which has not only a substance but a spirit; a beauty that we must intimately know, justly to appreciate.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  35. “It is with antiquity as with ancestry, nations are proud of the one, and individuals of the other; but if they are nothing in themselves, that which is their pride ought to be their humiliation.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton

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