Lord Chesterfield Quotes


96 Lord Chesterfield quotes:



"Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison."
"Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough."
"Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so."
"If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you."
"Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet."
"Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them."
"A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones."
"A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income."
"The mere brute pleasure of reading - the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing."
"Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one."
"You must look into people as well as at them."
"The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation."
"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."
"Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination: never put off till to-morrow what you can do to-day."
Author: Chesterfield Quotes Category: British Statesman Quotes Idleness Quotes
"Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds."
"A novel must be exceptionally good to live as long as the average cat."
"Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends."
"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."
"Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies."
"History is but a confused heap of facts."



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