Lord Chesterfield

Earls of Chesterfield, in the County of Derby, was a title in the Peerage of England. It was created in 1628 for Philip Stanhope. He had already been created Baron Stanhope, of Shelford in the County of Nottingham, in 1616, also in the Peerage of England. Stanhope's youngest son the Hon. Alexander Stanhope was the father of James Stanhope, 1st Earl Stanhope while his half-brother Sir John Stanhope of Elvaston was the great-grandfather of William Stanhope, 1st Earl of Harrington

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An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
Choose your pleasures for yourself, and do not let them be imposed upon you.
Common sense is the best sense I know of.
I recommend that you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
If you are not in fashion, you are nobody.
Know the true value of time snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness no laziness no procrastination never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them.
Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their friends.
Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked.
Sex: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.
Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves.
[Common sense] is the best sense I know of.

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