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47 Famous Quotes by Lord Chesterfield
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Character must be kept bright as well as clean.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.

Friends / friendship Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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History is a confused heap of facts.

History Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.

Appearance Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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If you are not in fashion, you are nobody. - "Letter to his son", April 30, 1750.

Appearance Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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You must look into people, as well as at them.

Character Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. Agustin Marissa E ducation is bitter but the fruit is sweet. -Lord Chesterfield.

Education Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.

Existence Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

Injury Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.

Manners Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

Modesty Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

Perspective Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.

Philosophy Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Never hold anyone by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and manners, is never respected there, but only made use of. We will have such-a-one, for he sings prettily; we will invite such-a-one to a ball, for he dances well; we will have such-a-one at supper, for he is always joking and laughing; we will ask another because he plays deep at all games, or because he can drink a great deal. These are all vilifying distinctions, mortifying preferences, and exclude all ideas of esteem and regard. Whoever is had (as it is called) in company for the sake of any one thing singly, is singly that thing, and will never be considered in any other light; consequently never respected, let his merits be what they will.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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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.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.

Miscellaneous Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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

Weakness Quotes, by Lord Chesterfield

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