Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

1694 - 1773

A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on promises

Those whom you can make like themselves better will, I promise you, like you very well.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on curiosity, knowledge, manners, value, and world

Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: July 1, 1748.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on exercise, manners, mind, preparation, strength, and world

Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on learning, people, and privacy

Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: to his son

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on discovery, kindness, and merit

Real merit of any kind cannot long be concealed; it will be discovered, and nothing can depreciate it but a man exhibiting it himself. It may not always be rewarded as it ought; but it will always be known.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield

He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon, by the most splendid eloquence.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Character of Bolingbroke.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on nations

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The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Character of Pulteney.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on tears

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The dews of the evening most carefully shun,- Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Advice to a Lady in Autumn.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on flattery, justice, love, men, thought, and wishes

Men have various subjects in which they may excel, or at least would be thought to excel, and though they love to hear justice done to them where they know they excel, yet they are most and best flattered upon those points where they wish to excel and yet are doubtful whether they do or not.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on birth, flirting, and world

I assisted at the birth of that most significant word "flirtation," which dropped from the most beautiful mouth in the world.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: The World. No. 101.

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