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

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

All about love Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Laziness Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.

Hearing Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Nature has hardly formed a woman ugly enough to be insensible to flattery upon her person.

Flattery Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Perfection Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult. - Letter to his son, October 9, 1746.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Pleasure Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Ridicule is the best test of truth

Ridicule Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Wrongs are often forgiven; contempt never

Contempt Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools

Idleness Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends

Inferiority Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Dispatch is the soul of business, and nothing contributes more to Dispatch than Method.

Business Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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

Youth Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Abuse Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Laziness Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Inspirational Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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

Inspirational Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.

Inspirational Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Wear your learning, like a watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.

Inspirational Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.

Inspirational Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.

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Character must be kept bright as well as clean.

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