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CHARLES CALEB COLTON
English sportsman and writer
(1780 - 1832)
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You may forgive, and so will I; but I will not forget, though I control my anger.
      - [Anger]

Imitation is the sincerest of flattery.
      - Lacon (p. 127) [Flattery]

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
      - Lacon (p. 205) [Applause]

Most of our misfortune are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.
      - Lacon (p. 238) [Misfortune]

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: the pains of power are real, its pleasure imaginary.
      - Lacon (p. 255) [Power]

Life often presents us with a choice of evils, rather than of goods.
      - Lacon (p. 362) [Choice]

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.
      - Lacon (p. 80) [Friends]

That writer does the most, who gives his reader the most knowledge, and takes from him the least time.
      - Lacon (preface) [Authorship]

Men will wrangle for religion; write for it; fight for it; die for it; anything but--live for it.
      - Lacon (vol. I, XXV) [Religion]

The gamester, if he die a martyr to his profession, is doubly ruined. He adds his soul to every other loss, and by the act of suicide, renounces earth to forfeit Heaven.
      - Lacon--Reflection [Gambling]


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