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