Lord Chesterfield Stanhope

1694 - 1773

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

I assisted at the birth of that most significant word "flirtation," which dropped from the most beautiful mouth in the world.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: The World. No. 101.

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

Real friendship is a slow grower, and never thrives unless engrafted upon a stock of known and reciprocal merit.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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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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