Lord Chesterfield Famous Quotes
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Lord Chesterfield Famous Quotes

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For my own part, I would rather be in company with a dead man than with an absent one; for if the dead man gives me no pleasure, at least he shows me no contempt; whereas the absent one, silently indeed, but very plainly, tells me that he does not think me worth his attention.

-- Lord Chesterfield
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Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.

-- Lord Chesterfield
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Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth; but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.

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Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.

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Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.

-- Lord Chesterfield
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