Charles Caleb Colton was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities... (wikipedia)
The study of mathematics, like the Nile, begins in minuteness but ends in magnificence.
True contentment depends not upon what we have; a tub was large enough for Diogenes, but a world was too little for Alexander.
Those that are the loudest in their threats are the weakest in their actions.
To write what is worth publishing, to find honest people to publish it, and get sensible people to read it, are the three great difficulties in being an author.
If we steal thoughts from the moderns, it will be cried down as plagiarism; if from the ancients, it will be cried up as erudition.
The consequences of things are not always proportionate to the apparent magnitude of those events that have produced them. Thus the American Revolution, from which little was expected, produced much; but the French Revolution, from which much was expected, produced little.
There are two way of establishing a reputation, one to be praised by honest people and the other to be accused by rogues. It is best, however, to secure the first one, because it will always be accompanied by the latter.
Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself; all that runs over will be yours.
Men's arguments often prove nothing but their wishes.