A man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres, and infallibly prevails at last.
Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)
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Firmness of purpose is one of the best instruments of success.
If you can once engage people's pride, love, pity, ambition (or whatever is their prevailing passion) on your side, you need not fear what their reason can do against you.
Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
There is hardly any place or any company where you may not gain knowledge, if you please; almost everybody knows some one thing, and is glad to talk about that one thing.
An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions. He is neither hot nor timid.
Dispatch is the soul of business.
Source: Feb. 5, 1750.
He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon, by the most splendid eloquence.
Source: Character of Bolingbroke.
The nation looked upon him as a deserter, and he shrunk into insignificancy and an earldom.
Source: Character of Pulteney.
The dews of the evening most carefully shun,- Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
Source: Advice to a Lady in Autumn.
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