Lord Chesterfield Quotes

96 Lord Chesterfield quotes:

"Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds."
"Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts."
"Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible."
"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."
"Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others."
"To have frequent recourse to narrative betrays great want of imagination."
"Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough."
"I am convinced that a light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward."
"Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves."
"Those who travel heedlessly from place to place, observing only their distance from each other, and attending only to their accommodation at the inn at night, set out fools, and will certainly return so"
"Most people have ears, but few have judgment; tickle those ears, and depend upon it, you will catch those judgments, such as they are."
"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."
"A chapter of accidents."
"Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends."
"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request."
"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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"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."
"I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive."
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