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John Churton Collins Quotes





A fool often fails because he thinks what is difficult is easy.
 

A wise man thinks what is easy is difficult.
 

Envy and fear are the only passions to which no pleasure is attached.
 

Half our mistakes in life arise from feeling where we ought to think, and thinking where we ought to feel.
 

If we knew each other's secrets, what comforts we should find.
 

In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends.
[Friendship]
 

Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
 

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
 

The world, like an accomplished hostess, pays most attention to those whom it will soonest forget.
 

There is often less danger in the things we fear than in the things we desire.
 

To accept a favor from a friend is to confer one.
[Friendship]
 

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
 

Truth is the object of philosophy, but not always of philosophers.