"In religion as in politics it so happens that we have less charity for those who believe half our creed, than for those who deny the whole of it."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Charles Caleb Colton on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Charles Caleb Colton on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Charles Caleb Colton on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Charles Caleb Colton on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Charles Caleb Colton on Joseph Stalin
"The excess of our youth are checks written against our age and they are payable with interest thirty years later."
"To dare to live alone is the rarest courage since there are many who had rather meet their bitterest enemy in the field, than their own hearts in their closet."
"He who studies books alone will know how things ought to be, and he who studies men will know how they are."
"Power will intoxicate the best hearts, as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough, nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power."
"Next to acquiring good friends, the best acquisition is that of good books."