Quotes by Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

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Wrongs are often forgiven; contempt never.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

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Better to understand a little than to misunderstand a lot.
– Lord Chesterfield
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Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

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

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Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
– Lord Chesterfield

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If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
– Lord Chesterfield
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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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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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Style is the dress of thoughts
– Lord Chesterfield

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The mere brute pleasure of reading – the sort of pleasure a cow must have in grazing.
~Lord Chesterfield

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

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History is only a confused heap of facts.
– Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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