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Charles Caleb Colton

1780-1832. British clergyman, sportsman and author of the aphoristic Lacon.

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Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship, never.

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Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

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The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later.

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Books, like friends, should be few and well chosen. Like friends, too, we should return to them again and again for, like true friends, they will never fail us, never cease to instruct, never cloy.

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Corruption is like a ball of snow, once it's set a rolling it must increase.

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The greatest friend of truth is Time, her greatest enemy is Prejudice, and her constant companion is Humility.

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

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Life isn't like a book. Life isn't logical or sensible or orderly. Life is a mess most of the time. And theology must be lived in the midst of that mess.

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Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied.

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Mystery magnifies danger, as a fog the sun, the hand that warned Belshazzar derived its horrifying effect from the want of a body.

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