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Lord Chesterfield (1694 - 1773)
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Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
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Lord Chesterfield
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
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Lord Chesterfield
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
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Lord Chesterfield
He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
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Lord Chesterfield
If you will please people, you must please them in your own way.
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Lord Chesterfield
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
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Lord Chesterfield
Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age, and if we do not plant it while young, it will give us no shade when we grow old.
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Lord Chesterfield
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
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Lord Chesterfield
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in the closet.
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Lord Chesterfield
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
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Lord Chesterfield
Whatever you do, do it to the purpose; do it thoroughly, not superficially. Go to the bottom of things. Any thing half done, or half known, is in my mind, neither done nor known at all. Nay, worse, for it often misleads.
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Lord Chesterfield
[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.
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Lord Chesterfield
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
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Lord Chesterfield, letter to his godson, December 18, 1765
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
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Lord Chesterfield, Letters to His Son, 1746, published 1774

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