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As fathers commonly go it

As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.

– Lord Chesterfield

If you are not in

If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.

– Lord Chesterfield

Style is the dress of

Style is the dress of thoughts; and let them be ever so just, if your style is homely, coarse, and vulgar, they will appear to as much disadvantage, and be as ill received, as your person, though ever so well-proportioned, would if dressed in rags, dirt, and tatters.

– Lord Chesterfield

The difference between a man

The difference between a man of sense and a fop is that the fop values himself upon his dress; and the man of sense laughs at it, at the same time he knows he must not neglect it.

– Lord Chesterfield

An injury is much sooner

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.

– Lord Chesterfield

A man of sense is never discouraged by difficulties; he redoubles his industry and his diligence, he perseveres, and infallibly prevails at last.
– Lord Chesterfield

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket; and do not pull it out, and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
– Lord Chesterfield

Idleness is the holiday of fools.
– Lord Chesterfield

Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas that’s what my grandma taught me.
– Lord Chesterfield

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness its poison.
– Lord Chesterfield

In seeking wisdom thou art wise; in imagining that thou hast attained it thou art a fool.
– Lord Chesterfield

Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
– Lord Chesterfield

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A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
– Lord Chesterfield

A man’s own good breeding is the best security against other people’s ill manners.
– Lord Chesterfield

Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
– Lord Chesterfield

Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools.
– Lord Chesterfield

History is a useless heap of facts.
– Lord Chesterfield

Being pretty on the inside means you don’t hit your brother and you eat all your peas that’s what my grandma taught me.
– Lord Chesterfield

Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.
– Lord Chesterfield

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
– Lord Chesterfield