Facts about Lord Chesterfield

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Lord Chesterfield was a famous Statesman from United Kingdom, who lived between September 22, 1694 and 1773 AC.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 61 quotes who is written / told by Lord.

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Famous quotes by Lord Chesterfield (61)


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"In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool"
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"The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older"
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"Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded"
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"The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in"
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"You must look into people as well as at them"
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"Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health"
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"When a person is in fashion, all they do is right"
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"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow"
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"Take the tone of the company you are in"
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"In those days he was wiser than he is now - he used frequently to take my advice"
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"In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge"
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"Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment"
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"If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself"
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"If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you"
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"If you are not in fashion, you are nobody"
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"If ever a man and his wife, or a man and his mistress, who pass nights as well as days together, absolutely lay aside all good breeding, their intimacy will soon degenerate into a coarse familiarity, infallibly productive of contempt or disgust"
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"Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds"
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"I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it"
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"I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves"
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"I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive"
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"I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes"
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"I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet"
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"Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well"
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"Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one"
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"Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue"
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"To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination"
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"To govern mankind, one must not overrate them"
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"There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult"
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"The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it"
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"The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment"
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"The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation"
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"The more one works, the more willing one is to work"
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"Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you"
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"Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible"
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"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request"
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"Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults"
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"Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one"
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"Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked"
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"Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise"
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"Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings"
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"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore"
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"Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed"
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"Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear"
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"He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves"
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"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison"
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"Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others"
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"Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners"
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"Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason"
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"Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act"
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"Character must be kept bright as well as clean"
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"Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas - that's what my grandma taught me"
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"Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so"
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"As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless"
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"Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding"
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"An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult"
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"Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable"
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"Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least"
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"A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income"
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"A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones"
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"A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat"
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"A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humors and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters"


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