A man of sense may be in haste, but can never be in a hurry.
Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)
Contributed by: Zaady
Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
Source: Letter to his son, 20 Jul 1749.
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.
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.
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