"Of present fame think little, and of future less the praises that we receive after we are buried, like the flowers that are strewed over our grave, may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead."
"The empires of the future are the empires of the mind."Charles Caleb Colton on Winston Churchill
"Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future."Charles Caleb Colton on Oscar Wilde
"Again, you can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life."Charles Caleb Colton on Steve Jobs
"I never think of the future - it comes soon enough."Charles Caleb Colton on Albert Einstein
"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."Charles Caleb Colton on William Shakespeare
"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."