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Charles Caleb Colton

English author and clergyman; b. 1780; d. 1832  ·  4 aphorisms  ·  no comments

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Comment#  ·   Fair (309 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

True friendship is like sound health -- the value of it is seldom known until it is lost.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Love and Hate

Comment#  ·   Fair (817 ratings)  ·  submitted 1999

We are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues, as disease is far more contagious than health.

Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1.247, in Vice and Virtue

Comment#  ·   Fair (248 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Wisdom and Ignorance

Comment#  ·   Fair (410 ratings)  ·  submitted 1997

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton, in Vice and Virtue

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