Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of tricks and duplicity than straightforward and simple integrity in another. – Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832)

One of Colton’s most famous quotes: “Imitation is the sincerest [form] of flattery”.[1]

Colton’s books, including collections of epigrammatic aphorisms and short essays on conduct, though now almost forgotten, had a phenomenal popularity in their day.