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Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

Little minds mistake little objects for great ones, and lavish away upon the former that time and attention which only the latterdeserve. To such mistakes we owe the numerous and frivolous tribe of insect-mongers, shell-mongers, and pursuers and driers of butterflies, etc. The strong mind distinguishes, not only between the useful and the useless, but likewise between the useful and the curious. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

If a man, notoriously and designedly, insults and affronts you, knock him down; but if he only injures you, your best revenge is to be extremely civil to him in your outward behaviour, though at the same time you counterwork him, and return him the compliment, perhaps with interest. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

It is good breeding alone that can prepossess people in your favor at first sight, more time being necessary to discover greater talents. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

The heart never grows better by age; I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Arthur Martine

Lord Chesterfield advises his son "to speak often, but not to speak much at a time; so that if he does not please, he will not at least displease to any great extent."
Rousseau tells us, that, "persons who know little, talk a great deal, while those who know a great deal say very little. — Arthur Martine

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

It is an undoubted truth, that 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. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

How often should a woman be pregnant? Continually, or hardly ever? Or must there be a certain number of pregnancy anniversaries established by fashion? What do you, at the age of forty-three, have to say on the subject? Is it a fact that the laws of nature, or of the country, or of propriety, have ordained this time of life for sterility? — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

There is nothing so necessary, but at the same time there is nothing more difficult (I know it by experience) for you young fellows, than to know how to behave yourselves prudently towards those whom you do not like. Your passions are warm, and your heads are light; you hate all those who oppose your views, either of ambition or love; and a rival, in either, is almost a synonymous term for any enemy. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

If you love music hear it; go to operas, concerts, and pay fiddlers to play to you; but I insist upon your neither piping nor fiddling yourself. It puts a gentleman in a very frivolous, contemptible light; brings him into a great deal of bad company; and takes up a great deal of time, which might be much better employed. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

Armies, though always the supporters and tools of absolute power for the time being, are always the destroyers of it too; by frequently changing the hands in which they think proper to lodge it. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

There will never be a better time to start quitting smoking than today — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

I knew a gentleman who was so good a manager of his time that he would not even lose that small portion of it which the calls of nature obliged him to pass in the necessary-house; but gradually went through all the Latin poets in those moments. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

Let your enemies be disarmed by the gentleness of your manner, but at the same time let them feel, the steadiness of your resentment. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

Pleasure is a necessary reciprocal. No one feels, who does not at the same time give it. To be pleased, one must please. What pleases you in others, will in general please them in you. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

A man who owes a little can clear it off in a very little time, and, if he is a prudent man, will; whereas a man, who by long negligence, owes a great deal, despairs of ever being able to pay, and therefore never looks into his accounts at all. — Lord Chesterfield

Lord Chesterfield Time Quotes By Lord Chesterfield

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