Frasi di Charles Caleb Colton
Charles Caleb Colton
Data di nascita: 1780
Data di morte: 1832
Altri nomi: Charle Caleb Colton
Charles Caleb Colton , scrittore britannico.
Frasi Charles Caleb Colton
vol. I, n. 217
Origine: Spesso erroneamente citata come "L'imitazione è la forma più sincera di adulazione". Erroneamente attribuita anche a John Garland Pollard: la sua opera Connotary contiene, infatti, anche citazioni di altri autori.
„To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it;“
Vol. I; CCCCXXVII (7th Edition, published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, in 1821)
Contesto: To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it; the pains of power are real, its pleasures imaginary.
„AMBITION is to the mind, what the cap is to the falcon; it blinds us first, and then compels us to tower, by reason of our blindness. But alas, when we are at the summit of a vain ambition, we are also at the depth of real misery. We are placed where time cannot improve, but must impair us; where chance and change cannot befriend, but may betray us; in short, by attaining all we wish, and gaining all we want, we have only reached a pinnacle, where we have nothing to hope, but every thing to fear.“
Vol I; XXXVII
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„Drunkenness is the vice of a good constitution or of a bad memory—of a constitution so treacherously good that it never bends till it breaks; or of a memory that recollects the pleasures of getting intoxicated, but forgets the pains of getting sober.“
Vol. II; XXXVIII
„Great minds had rather deserve contemporaneous applause, without obtaining it, than obtain, without deserving it; if it follow them, it is well, but they will not deviate to follow it. With inferior minds the reverse is observable.“
Vol. I; VI