Charles Caleb Colton — English Writer born on December 29, 1780,

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.

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