Best Quotes by Lord Chesterfield (Top 10)

  1. Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished.
  2. You must look into people, as well as at them.
  3. Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
  4. Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
  5. 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.
  6. Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one.
  7. I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
  8. A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
  9. Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
  10. Hear one side and you will be in the dark. Hear both and all will be clear.

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