Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

1694 - 1773

A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield

I knew once a very covetous, sordid *fellow, who used to say, "Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves." [of W. Lowndes, Secretary of the Treasury in the reigns of King William, Queen Anne, and King George the Third.]

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Nov. 6, 1747.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on difficulty and diligence

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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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on purpose and success

Firmness of purpose is one of the best instruments of success.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on ambition, fear, love, needs, passion, people, pity, pride, and reason

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.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: 1746

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on aim, laziness, and perfection

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.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on action, spirit, timidity, and words

An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions. He is neither hot nor timid.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on business and soul

Dispatch is the soul of business.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Feb. 5, 1750.

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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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