Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832) English sportsman, writer

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The more gross the fraud the more glibly will it go down, and the more greedily be swallowed, since folly will always find faith where impostors will find imprudence. - Charles Caleb Colton


If a cause be good, the most violent attack of its enemies will not injure it so much as an injudicious defense of it by its friends. - Charles Caleb Colton


Love is an alliance of friendship and animalism; if the former predominates it is passion exalted and refined; if the latter, gross and sensual. - Charles Caleb Colton


A man who knows the world will not only make the most of everything he does know, but of many things that he does not know; and will gain more credit by his adroit mode of hiding his ignorance than the pendant by his awkward attempt to exhibit his erudition. - Charles Caleb Colton


Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straight forward and simple integrity in another. - Charles Caleb Colton


Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or a bad memory; of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends until it break; or of a memory that recollects the pleasure of getting drunk, but forgets the pains of getting sober. - Charles Caleb Colton


We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed. - Charles Caleb Colton


It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand our disorder, and half cured when we do. - Charles Caleb Colton


Doubt is the vestibule through which all must pass before they can enter into the temple of wisdom. - Charles Caleb Colton