Quotes by British Statesman Lord Chesterfield

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison. Lord Chesterfield
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I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. Lord Chesterfield
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A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners. Lord Chesterfield

Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible. Lord Chesterfield

The more one works, the more willing one is to work. Lord Chesterfield

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till tomorrow what you can do today. Lord Chesterfield

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh. Lord Chesterfield

Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked. Lord Chesterfield

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones. Lord Chesterfield

He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves. Lord Chesterfield

Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough. Lord Chesterfield

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least. Lord Chesterfield

Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry. Lord Chesterfield

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults. Lord Chesterfield
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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. Lord Chesterfield

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends. Lord Chesterfield

Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings. Lord Chesterfield

Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so. Lord Chesterfield

Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds. Lord Chesterfield

Character must be kept bright as well as clean. Lord Chesterfield

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