Charles Caleb Colton Quotations

-If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city.

-We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them.

-There is a paradox in pride: It makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

-Many books require no thought from those who read them, and for a very simple reason; they made no such demand upon those who wrote them.

-Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.

-Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say.

-Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
Charles Caleb Colton