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.
Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)
Source: Letters to his son
Contributed by: James
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most, always like it the least.
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any visible reason.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
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.
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.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you.
In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool.
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