Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

1694 - 1773

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

Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or neglected, will make you either liked or disliked in the general run of the world.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield

A man of sense may be in haste, but can never be in a hurry.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on idleness and weakness

Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Letter to his son, 20 Jul 1749.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on books, knowledge, learning, reading, study, and world

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.

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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