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Life often presents us with a choice of evils rather than of goods.

Life often presents us with a choice of evils rather than of goods.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Choice Quotes,
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Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are read more

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Suicide Quotes,
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It is with disease of the mind, as with those of the body; we are half dead before we understand read more

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.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Disease Quotes,
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He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, read more

He that is good, will infallibly become better, and he that is bad, will as certainly become worse; for vice, virtue and time are three things that never stand still.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Progress Quotes,
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Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as read more

Repartee is perfect when it effects its purpose with a double edge. It is the highest order of wit, as it indicates the coolest yet quickest exercise of genius, at a moment when the passions are roused.

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

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

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Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

Did universal charity prevail, earth would be a heaven, and hell a fable.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Charity Quotes,
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The old ways are the safest and surest ways.

The old ways are the safest and surest ways.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Custom Quotes,
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Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their
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Our very best friends have a tincture of jealousy even in their
friendship; and when they hear us praised by others, will ascribe
it to sinister and interested motives if they can.

by Charles Caleb Colton Found in: Friends Quotes,
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Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the read more

Afflictions sent by providence melt the constancy of the noble minded, but confirm the obduracy of the vile, as the same furnace that liquefies the gold, hardens the clay

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