Lord Chesterfield Quotes


96 Lord Chesterfield quotes:



"Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or neglected, will make you either liked or disliked in the general run of the world."
Author: Chesterfield Quotes Category: Greatness Quotes Merit Quotes
"An injury is much sooner forgiven than an insult"
"Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever. It implies a discovery of weakness, which we are more careful to conceal than a crime. Many a man will confess his crimes to a friend; but I never knew a man that would tell his silly weaknesses to his most intimate one."
"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."
"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"
"Observe it, the vulgar often laugh, but never smile, whereas well-bred people often smile, and seldom or never laugh. A witty thing never excited laughter, it pleases only the mind and never distorts the countenance."
"Sacrifice to the Graces."
"Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry."
"Women, and young men, are very apt to tell what secrets they know, from the vanity of having been trusted"
Author: Chesterfield Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves."
"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"
"One should always think of what one is about: when one is learning, one should not think of play: and when one is at play, one should not think of one's learning."
"Wear your learning like a watch and do not pull it out merely to show you have it. If you are asked for the time, tell it; but do not proclaim it hourly unasked."
"Most people have ears, but few have judgment; tickle those ears, and depend upon it, you will catch those judgments, such as they are."
"Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded."
"There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives."
Author: Chesterfield Quotes Category: Women Quotes



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