Of present fame think little and of future less, the praises that we receive after we are buried like the flowers that are strewed over our grave may be gratifying to the living, but they are nothing to the dead.
Charles Caleb Colton (1780–1832) was an English cleric, writer and collector, well known for his eccentricities. Colton's books, including collections of epigrammatic aphorisms and short essays on conduct, though now almost forgotten, had a phenomenal popularity in their day.
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