Quotes by Lord Chesterfield

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
– Lord Chesterfield

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
– Lord Chesterfield

Our own self-love draws a thick veil between us and our faults.
– Lord Chesterfield

Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
– Lord Chesterfield

Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
– Lord Chesterfield

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
– Lord Chesterfield

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
– Lord Chesterfield

You must look into people as well as at them.
– Lord Chesterfield

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
– Lord Chesterfield

Wrongs are often forgiven; contempt never.
– Lord Chesterfield

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
– Lord Chesterfield

The more one works, the more willing one is to work.
– Lord Chesterfield

Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.
– Lord Chesterfield

Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.
– Lord Chesterfield

The only solid and lasting peace between a man and his wife is, doubtless, a separation.
– Lord Chesterfield

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