Quotations From C.C. (CHARLES CALEB) COLTON


 

  • It is always safe to learn, even from our enemies; seldom safe to venture to instruct, even our friends.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author, clergyman. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 286 (1820).
  • When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author, clergyman. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 183 (1820).
  • Justice to my readers compels me to admit that I write because I have nothing to do; justice to myself induces me to add that I will cease to write the moment I have nothing to say.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author, clergyman. Lacon, vol. 1, preface (1820).

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  • Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author, clergyman. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 324 (1820).
  • None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 40 (1820).
  • If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 334 (1820).

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  • Bigotry murders religion, to frighten fools with her ghost.
    C.C. (Charles Caleb) Colton (1780-1832), British author, clergyman. Lacon, vol. 1, no. 101 (1820).
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