Charles Colton (1777 – 1832) was an English writer and cleric. He was educated at Eton and King’s College, Cambridge. After a short time in the United States, he moved to Paris, where he invested in a collection of art. Although Colton’s works are mostly forgotten today, they received much attention in their time. His best known book, Lacon, or Many Things in Few Words was first published in 1820.
Quotes by Charles Colton…
That which we acquire with the most difficulty we retain the longest; as those who have earned a fortune are usually more careful of it than those who have inherited one.
Mental pleasures never clog; unlike those of the body, they are increased by repetition, approved of by reflection, and strengthened by enjoyment.
Those who have resources within themselves, who can dare to live alone, want friends the least, but, at the same time, best know how to prize them the most. But no company is far preferable to bad, because we are more apt to catch the vices of others than their virtues.