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Lord Chesterfield Quotes and Quotations


Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield | Advice Quotes
Patience is a most necessary quality for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.
- Lord Chesterfield | Capitalism Quotes
Without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.
- Lord Chesterfield | Capitalism Quotes
Men are much more unwilling to have their weaknesses and their imperfections known than their crimes.
- Lord Chesterfield | Fame and Celebrities Quotes
When a man is once in fashion, all he does is right.
- Lord Chesterfield | Fashion Quotes
Few men are of one plain, decided colour, most are mixed, shaded, and blended; and vary as much, from different situations as changeable silks do from different lights.
- Lord Chesterfield | Homo Sapiens Quotes
We are, in truth, more than a half of what we are by imitation.
- Lord Chesterfield | Imitation Quotes
Pocket all your knowledge with your watch and never pull it out in company unless desired.
- Lord Chesterfield | Knowledge Quotes
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield | Will and Determination Quotes
Pleasure is a reciprocal; no one feels it who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please.
- Lord Chesterfield | Happiness Quotes
Pleasure is a reciprocal; no one feels it who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please.
- Lord Chesterfield | Helping Other People Quotes
Distrust all those who love you extremely upon a very slight acquaintance and without any viable reason.
- Lord Chesterfield | Friendship Quotes
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.
- Lord Chesterfield | One Day Quotes
There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.
- Lord Chesterfield | One Day Quotes
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield | One Day Quotes
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; whereas those who have a great deal of business must buckle to it; and then they always find time enough to do it.
- Lord Chesterfield | One Day Quotes
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
- Lord Chesterfield | Goals Quotes
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.
- Lord Chesterfield | Goals Quotes
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
- Lord Chesterfield | Commitment and Belief Quotes
When one is learning, one should not think of play; and when one is at play, one should not think of learning.
- Lord Chesterfield | Concentration Quotes
There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.
- Lord Chesterfield | Concentration Quotes
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield | Time Quotes
There is time enough for everything in the course of the day if you do but one thing once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.
- Lord Chesterfield | Time Quotes
Polished brass will pass upon more people than rough gold.
- Lord Chesterfield | Appearance Quotes
You must look into people as well as at them.
- Lord Chesterfield | Character Quotes
Never hold any one by the button or the hand in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them.
- Lord Chesterfield | Conversation Quotes
Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
- Lord Chesterfield | Deeds Quotes
The manner of your speaking is full as important as the matter, as more people have ears to be tickled than understandings to judge.
- Lord Chesterfield | Eloquence Quotes
Idleness is the holiday of fools.
- Lord Chesterfield | Idleness Quotes
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 | Learning Quotes
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way through the world.
- Lord Chesterfield | Manners Quotes
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
- Lord Chesterfield | Modesty Quotes
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield | Prudence Quotes
Style is the dress of thoughts.
- Lord Chesterfield | Style Quotes
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
- Lord Chesterfield | Time Quotes
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.
- Lord Chesterfield | Time Quotes


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