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Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

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You foolish man, you don't even know your own foolish business. - Philip Dormer Stanhope, four...
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Idleness is only the refuge of weak
minds, and the holiday of fools.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the...
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Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that'...
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Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.
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A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oa...
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As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run ...
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Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, t...
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It is always right to detect a fraud, and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose ...
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Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
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The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
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Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, an...
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Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at ...
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Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the wo...
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In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from ...
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old...
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom m...
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In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's ...
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Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleas...
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Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetit...
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Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober ...
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To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with e...
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
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Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake o...
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A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a ...
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Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, ...
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, abs...
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Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow.
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The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever sed...
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A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Women are only children of a larger growth. A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, ...
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
PHILIP STANHOPE, 4TH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who are only pleased with silly things; for true wit or good...
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Impossibility exist only in the weak minds
HASSAN CHOUGHARI
The vulgar only laugh, but never smile; whereas well-bred people often smile, but seldom laugh.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
I knew once a very covetous, sordid fellow who used to say, "Take care of the pence, for the pounds...
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Despatch is the soul of business.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Unlike my subject, I will make my song. It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
These poor mistaken people think they shine, and they do indeed, but it is as putrefaction shines,-...
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
The dews of the evening most carefully shun; Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
A gentleman is often seen, but very seldom heard to laugh.
PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, FOURTH EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
If you are invited to drink at any man's house more than you think is wholesome, you may say "you w...
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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always want it the least.
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A chapter of accidents.
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of ...
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Due attention to the inside of books, and due contempt for the outside, is the proper relation betwe...
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of f...
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who ...
EARL OF CHESTERFIELD
Sacrifice to the Graces.
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Courts and camps are the only places to learn the world in.
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Take the tone of the company you are in.
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Religion is by no means a proper subject of conversation in a mixed company.
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All you have to do is look up on the Fourth of July.
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Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
EDMUND BURKE
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
CHARLES CALEB COLTON
The fear of God is the only cure for the fear of people.
CRAIG GROESCHEL
Great minds have no refuge; the world belongs to them.
KRISTIAN GOLDMUND AUMANN
Seriousness is the only refuge of the shallow.
OSCAR WILDE
Experience informs us that the first defense of weak minds is to recriminate.
SAMUEL TAYLOR COLERIDGE
Deep thoughts seldom find refuge in shallow minds.
MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
The truth is we all make mistakes, strong minds rise faster than weak minds..
OLASOT
Idleness is fatal only to the mediocre.
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On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may no...
SETH LOW
How slight a thing will disturb the equanimity of our frail minds!
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On this day, so full for Americans of thoughts connected with their National Independence, we may no...
SETH LOW
We defend and we build a way of life, not for America alone, but for all of mankind
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
Idleness is the stupidity of the body, and stupidity is the idleness of the mind.
JOHANN G. SEUME
Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the ...
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS
That thirst (for applause) if the last infirmity of noble minds, is also the first infirmity of weak...
JOHN RUSKIN
What to the Slave is the 4th of July.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.
SOREN KIERKEGAARD
I don't know if I have a favorite color.
KATE MIDDLETON
It's very special having a new little girl.
KATE MIDDLETON
The United States is the only country with a known birthday. ~James G. Blaine
JAMES G. BLAINE
Carelessness about our security is dangerous; carelessness about our freedom is also dangerous
ADLAI E. STEVENSON
[A safe Independence Day] would be a good psychological boost, but we need some fundamental news as ...
CHARLES PAYNE
People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments.
DWIGHT DAVID EISENHOWER
Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.
JOHN FITZGERALD KENNEDY
We, and all others who believe in freedom as deeply as we do, would rather die on our feet than live...
FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT
We all are wearing many hundred glasses of different colors. Therefore, everyone sees the world in d...
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Strong minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, weak minds discuss people.
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Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses...
DOROTHY L. SAYERS
People in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than governments.
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We on this continent should never forget that men first crossed the Atlantic not to find soil for th...
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Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses...
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WENTWORTH DILLON, EARL OF ROSCOMON
I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the w...
WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM
The deepest rivers make least din, The silent soule doth most abound in care.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER, EARL OF STIRLING
Knowledge is power.
WILLIAM ALEXANDER, EARL OF STIRLING
If I were an American, as I am an Englishman, while a foreign troop was landed in my country I neve...
WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM
His withered fist still knocking at Death's door.
THOMAS SACKVILLE EARL OF DORSET
So, in this way of writing without thinking,/ Thou hast a strange alacrity in sinking.
THOMAS SACKVILLE EARL OF DORSET
Men still had faults, and men will have them still; He that hath none, and lives as angels do, ...
WENTWORTH DILLON, EARL OF ROSCOMON
Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it i...
WILLIAM PITT, EARL OF CHATHAM
A merry monarch, scandalous and poor.
JOHN WILMOT, EARL OF ROCHESTER
Here lies our mutton-looking king, Whose word no man relied on, Who never said a foolish thing...
JOHN WILMOT, EARL OF ROCHESTER
I must confess that I am interested in leisure in the same way that a poor man is interested in mone...
PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH
The art of being a good guest is to know when to leave
PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH
I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.
PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH
I don't think a prostitute is more moral than a wife, but they are doing the same thing.
PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Dontopedology is the science of opening your mouth and putting your foot in it
PRINCE PHILIP DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story tha...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
One should always think of what one is about: when one is learning, one should not think of play: an...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instrument...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
You must look into people, as well as at them.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Women are much more like each other than men: they have, in truth, but two passions, vanity and love...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
It is commonly said that ridicule is the best test of truth; for that it will not stick where it is ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom m...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and man...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, t...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, t...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Know the true value of time: snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sobe...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Whatever you do, do it to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Go to the bottom of thin...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do no...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
No man can possibly improve in any company for which he has not respect enough to be under some degr...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible re...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Style is the dress of thoughts
LORD CHESTERFIELD
What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, is much more common where the climate's sultry.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Those who travel heedlessly from place to place, observing only their distance from each other, and ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Do as you would be done by is the surest method of pleasing
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person
LORD CHESTERFIELD
If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, abs...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimatel...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who are only pleased with silly things; for true Wit or good ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watc...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and t...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's s...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Take the tone of the company you are in.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and e...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the t...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; ...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever sed...
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Do as you would be done by is the surest method of pleasing
LORD CHESTERFIELD
In those days he was wiser than he is now - he used frequently to take my advice.
LORD CHESTERFIELD
Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person
LORD CHESTERFIELD