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Charles Caleb Colton
Were we as eloquent as angels we still would please people much more by listening rather than talking.

Charles Caleb Colton
The drafts which true genius draws upon posterity, although they may not always be honored so soon as they are due, are sure to be paid with compound interest in the end.

Charles Caleb Colton
A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition.

Charles Caleb Colton
Our income are like our shoes if too small, they gall and pinch us but if too large, they cause us to stumble and trip.

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

Charles Caleb Colton
Of all the marvelous works of God, perhaps the one angels view with the most supreme astonishment, is a proud man.

Charles Caleb Colton
To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it for when we fail our pride supports us when we succeed, it betrays us.

Charles Caleb Colton
There is this paradox in pride - it makes some men ridiculous, but prevents others from becoming so.

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