Quotes by Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
– 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

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

Character must be kept bright as well as clean.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

Wrongs are often forgiven; contempt never.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

Take the tone of the company you are in.
– Lord Chesterfield

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Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
– Lord Chesterfield

History is only a confused heap of facts.
– 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

Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.
– Lord Chesterfield

If you will please people, you must please them in your own way.
– Lord Chesterfield

Character must be kept bright as well as clean
– Lord Chesterfield

If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
– Lord Chesterfield

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
– Lord Chesterfield

Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
– Lord Chesterfield

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