Lord Chesterfield Quotes

Lord Chesterfield Quotes: I often wish for the end of the wretched remnant of my life; and that wish is a rational one; but then the innate principle of self-preservation, wisely implanted in our natures, for obvious purposes, opposes that wish, and makes us endeavour to spin out our thread as long as we can, however decayed and rotten it may be.
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Lord Chesterfield Quote: Vulgarism in language is the distinguishing characteristic of bad company, and a bad education. A man of fashion avoids nothing with more care than that. Proverbial expressions, and trite sayings, are the flowers of the rhetoric of vulgar man.
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Quotes about Lord Chesterfield: To know a little of anything gives neither satisfaction nor credit, but often brings disgrace or ridicule.
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Quote about Lord Chesterfield: A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share in another.
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Lord Chesterfield Sayings: Few men are of one plain, decided color; most are mixed, shaded, and blended; and vary as much, from different situations, as changeable silks do from different lights.
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Lord Chesterfield Saying: There is nothing so necessary, but at the same time there is nothing more difficult (I know it by experience) for you young fellows, than to know how to behave yourselves prudently towards those whom you do not like. Your passions are warm, and your heads are light; you hate all those who oppose your views, either of ambition or love; and a rival, in either, is almost a synonymous term for any enemy.
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Sayings about Lord Chesterfield: Since attaining the full use of my reason no one has ever heard me laugh.
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Saying about Lord Chesterfield: I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
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Lord Chesterfield Quotes: An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.
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Lord Chesterfield Quote: The value of moments, when cast up, is immense, if well employed; if thrown away, their loss is irrevocable.
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Quotes about Lord Chesterfield: So much are our minds influenced by the accidents of our bodies, that every man is more the man of the day than a regular and consequential character.
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Quote about Lord Chesterfield: Loud laughter is the mirth of the mob, who are only pleased with silly things; for true Wit or good Sense never excited a laugh since the creation of the world. A man of parts and fashion is therefore often seen to smile, but never heard to laugh.
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Lord Chesterfield Sayings: Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
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Lord Chesterfield Saying: Young men are as apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are to think themselves sober enough. They look upon spirit to be a much better thing than experience; which they call coldness. They are but half mistaken; for though spirit without experience is dangerous, experience without spirit is languid and ineffective.
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Sayings about Lord Chesterfield: When I reflect upon what I have seen, what I have heard, what I have done, I can hardly persuade myself that all that frivolous hurry and bustle and pleasure of the world had any reality; and I look on what has passed as one of those wild dreams which opium occasions, and I by no means wish to repeat the nauseous dose for the sake of the fugitive illusion.
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Saying about Lord Chesterfield: Whoever plays deep must necessarily lose his money or his character.
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Lord Chesterfield Quotes: Take rather than give the tone to the company you are in. If you have parts you will show them more or less upon every subject; and if you have not, you had better talk sillily upon a subject of other people's than of your own choosing.
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Lord Chesterfield Quote: He adorned whatever subject he either spoke or wrote upon, by the most splendid eloquence.
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