Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

1694 - 1773

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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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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