Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)
Source: Letter to his son, 20 Jul 1749.
Contributed by: Zaady
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.
The dews of the evening most carefully shun,- Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
Source: Advice to a Lady in Autumn.
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