• Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
    ~ 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.
    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
  • If we do not plant knowledge when young, it will give us no shade when we are old.
    ~ Lord Chesterfield
  • Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
    Take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
    ~ 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
  • A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
    A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
    ~ Lord Chesterfield
  • Knowledge is a comfortable and necessary retreat and shelter for us in advanced age.
    ~ 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
  • If you have wit, use it to please and not to hurt: you may shine like the sun in the temperate zones without scorching.
    ~ Lord Chesterfield
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