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Quotes by Earl of Chesterfield - (13 quotes)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Accidents category:

-in a letter to his son, 1753...
A chapter of accidents. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Advice category:

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Application category:

Care and application are necessary... In truth, whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Books category:

Due attention to the inside of books, and due contempt for the outside, is the proper relation between a man of sense and his books. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Character category:

Be your character what it will, it will be known, and nobody will take it upon your word. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Excellence category:

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Humanity category:

You must look into other people as well as at them. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Knowledge category:

Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Perfection category:

Aim at perfection in everything, though in most things it is unattainable. However, they who aim at it, and persevere, will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Procrastination category:

The less one has to do the less time one finds to do it in. One yawns, one procrastinates, one can do it when one will, and, therefore, one seldom does it at all. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Religion category:

We, my lords, may thank heaven that we have something better than our brains to depend upon. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Time category:

I recommend you to take care of the minutes: for hours will take care of themselves. (Earl of Chesterfield)

Earl of Chesterfield - From the Wisdom category:

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. (Earl of Chesterfield)