"The society of dead authors has this advantage over that of the living: they never flatter us to our faces, nor slander us behind our backs, nor intrude upon our privacy, nor quit their shelves until we take them down."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Charles Caleb Colton on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Charles Caleb Colton on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Charles Caleb Colton on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Charles Caleb Colton on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Charles Caleb Colton on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."