Lord Chesterfield Quotes

96 Lord Chesterfield quotes:

"When a man wants your advice he generally wants your praise"
"I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it."
"Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always want it the least."
"The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it."
"In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool."
"A chapter of accidents."
"Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings."
"Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring, perseverance in exercise, adaptation of dress to the variations of climate, simple and nutritious aliment, and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health."
"Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes"
"Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear."
"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request."
"Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts."
"Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners."
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"Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act."
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"When a person is in fashion, all they do is right."
"I am very sure that any man of common understanding may, by culture, care, attention, and labor, make himself what- ever he pleases, except a great poet."
"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow."
"There is nothing that people bear more impatiently, or forgive less, than contempt: and an injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult."
"Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him."
"An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult."

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