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14 Famous Quotes by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield

Unlike my subject, I will make my song. It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.

Epigrams Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Preface to Letters (vol. 1)

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The dews of the evening most carefully shun; Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.

Dew Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Advice to a Lady in Autumn

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The vulgar only laugh, but never smile; whereas well-bred people often smile, but seldom laugh.

Laughter Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letter to his Son

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Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.

Deeds Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters

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If you are invited to drink at any man's house more than you think is wholesome, you may say "you wish you could, but so little makes you both drunk and sick; that you should only be bad company by doing so."

Drinking Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Principles of Politeness and of Knowing the World (sec. Sundry Little Accomplishments)

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These poor mistaken people think they shine, and they do indeed, but it is as putrefaction shines,--in the dark.

Success Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters

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Style is the dress of thoughts. - Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield,

Style Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letter to his Son--On Education

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Despatch is the soul of business.

Business Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters

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You foolish man, you don't even know your own foolish business. - Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield,

Business Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Memories of the Courts of the Stuarts--Nassau and Hanover, to John Anstis, the Garter King of Arms a

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I knew once a very covetous, sordid fellow who used to say, "Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves."

Money Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters, quoting Lowndes

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Nothing is so secure as that money will not defeat it.

Money Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters, quoting Lowndes

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Unlike my subject, I will make my song. It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.

Songs Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Preface to Letters (vol. 1)

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Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who are only pleased with silly things; for true wit or good sense never excited a laugh since the creation of the world.

Laughter Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters (vol. I, p. 211), (ed. by Mahon)

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A gentleman is often seen, but very seldom heard to laugh.

Laughter Quotes, by Philip Dormer Stanhope, fourth Earl of Chesterfield , Source: Letters (vol. II, pp. 164 & 404), (edited by Mahon)

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