Charles Caleb Colton

He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are.

– Charles Caleb Colton

My lowest days as a Christian [and There Were Low Ones–Seven Months Worth Of Them In Prison, To Be Exact] have been more fulfilling and rewarding than all the days of glory in the White House.

– Charles Caleb Colton

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

– Charles Caleb 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 Caleb Colton

If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you.

– CHARLES CALEB COLTON

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

To dare to live alone is the rarest courage; since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet.
– Charles Caleb Colton

Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride.
– Charles Caleb Colton

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
– Charles Caleb Colton

We hate some persons because we do not know them; and will not know them because we hate them.
– Charles Caleb Colton

Body and mind, like man and wife, do not always agree to die together.
– Charles Caleb Colton

True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
– Charles Caleb Colton