Quotes by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

You must labour to acquire that great and uncommon talent of hating with good breeding, and loving with prudence; to make no quarr el irreco ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl hate love quarrels

You must embrace the man you hate, if you cannot be justified in knocking him down. ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl hate

Cardinal Mazarin was a great knave, but no great man; much more cunning than able; scandalously false and dirtily greedy. ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl character cunning greed

Remember to take the best dancing master at Berlin, more to teach you to sit, stand, and walk gracefully, than to dance finely. Th e Graces, ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl dancers dancing grace

Keep your own secret, and get out other people's. Keep your own temper, and artfully warm other people's. Counterwork your rivals with dilig ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl politics cunning

Of those who really love their sons, few know how to do it. Some spoil them when they are young, and then quarrel with them when t hey are g ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl love family growing up

In business be as able as you can, but do not be cunning; cunning is the dark sanctuary of incapacity. ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl cunning business and commerce

Many people come into company full of what they intend to say in it themselves, without the least regard to others; and thus charg ed up to ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl company egotism

He was good-natured to a degree of weakness, even to tears, upon the slightest occasions. Exceedingly timorous, both personally an d politic ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl conservatives weakness fear

The only sure way of avoiding these evils [vanity and boasting] is never to speak of yourself at all. But when, historically, you are oblige ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl vanity egotism

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