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Charles Caleb Colton

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"None are so fond of secrets as those who do not mean to keep them." Talking 5.0 avg (3 votes)
"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." Miscellaneous 4.9 avg (7 votes)
"Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer." Education 4.8 avg (8 votes)
"If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; If you would know, and not be known, live in a city." Education 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say." Talking 4.8 avg (4 votes)
"Deliberate with caution, but act with decision; and yield with graciousness, or oppose with firmness." Miscellaneous 4.6 avg (10 votes)
"We hate some persons because we do not know them; and we will not know them because we hate them." Friendship 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"There is a paradox in pride: it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so." Pride 4.5 avg (2 votes)
"The greatest friend of Truth is time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion Humility." Truth & Lies 4.3 avg (6 votes)
"If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours." Love 4.2 avg (15 votes)
"Imitation is the sincerest of flattery." Miscellaneous 4.2 avg (5 votes)
"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." Success 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"Ladies of Fashion starve their happiness to feed their vanity, and their love to feed their pride." 4.0 avg (1 votes)
"Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship - never." Friendship 3.8 avg (12 votes)
"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." Reading, Writing 3.7 avg (3 votes)
"When you have nothing to say, say nothing." Talking 3.6 avg (5 votes)


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