Lord Chesterfield Quotes

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When a man wants your advice he generally wants your praise. -Lord Chesterfield
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Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least. -Lord Chesterfield
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In those days he was wiser than he is now - he used frequently to take my advice. -Lord Chesterfield
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Speak of the moderns without contempt and of the ancients without idolatry; judge them all by their merits, but not by their age. -Lord Chesterfield
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Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends. -Lord Chesterfield
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Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools -Lord Chesterfield
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Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes -Lord Chesterfield
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Style is the dress of thoughts -Lord Chesterfield
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Wrongs are often forgiven; contempt never -Lord Chesterfield
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Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends -Lord Chesterfield
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Let dull critics feed upon the carcasses of plays; give me the taste and the dressing -Lord Chesterfield
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If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old. -Lord Chesterfield
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If you have an hour, will you not improve that hour, instead of idling it away? -Lord Chesterfield
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Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. -Lord Chesterfield
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Promptness is the soul of business -Lord Chesterfield
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What men call gallantry, and gods adultery, is much more common where the climate's sultry. -Lord Chesterfield
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Unlike my subject will I frame my song, It shall be witty and it shan't be long. -Lord Chesterfield
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Women, then, are only children of a larger growth -Lord Chesterfield
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Women, and young men, are very apt to tell what secrets they know, from the vanity of having been trusted. -Lord Chesterfield
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Being pretty on the inside means you dont hit your brother and you eat all your peas thats what my grandma taught me. -Lord Chesterfield
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Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable. -Lord Chesterfield
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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult. -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
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Without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all -Lord Chesterfield
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Few people do business well who do nothing else -Lord Chesterfield
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History is only a confused heap of facts -Lord Chesterfield
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Ridicule is the best test of truth -Lord Chesterfield
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The manner of a vulgar man has freedom without ease; the manner of a gentleman, ease without freedom -Lord Chesterfield
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You must embrace the man you hate, if you cannot be justified in knocking him down -Lord Chesterfield
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Speak the language of the company you are in; speak it purely, and unlarded with any other. -Lord Chesterfield
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In nature the most violent passions are silent; in tragedy they must speak and speak with dignity too. -Lord Chesterfield
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