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Philip Stanhope Quotes



    • The chapter of knowledge is a very short, but the chapter of accidents is a very long one.
    • I assisted at the birth of that most significant word 'flirtation,' which dropped from the most beautiful mouth in the world.
    • Unlike my subject will I frame my song, It shall be witty, and it shan't be long.
    • The dews of the evening most carefully shun - Those tears of the sky for the loss of the sun.
    • Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
    • The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
    • An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
    • There is time enough for everything, in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.
    • The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.
    • Do as you would be done by, is the surest method of pleasing.
    • Take the tone of the company you are in.
    • Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
    • Speak of the moderns without contempt, and of the ancients without idolatry.
    • Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one.
    • Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value.
    • Women who are either indisputably beautiful, or indisputably ugly, are best flattered upon the score of their understandings; but those who are in a state of mediocrity are best flattered upon their beauty, or at least their graces; for every woman who is not absolutely ugly thinks herself handsome.
    • Without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.
    • Idleness is only the refuge of weak minds.
    • Style is the dress of thoughts.
    • Dispatch is the soul of business.
    • Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
    • Let blockheads read what blockheads write.
    • It is commonly said, and more particularly by Lord Shaftesbury, that ridicule is the best test of truth.
    • Every woman is infallibly to be gained by every sort of flattery, and every man by one sort or other.
    • An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.
    • I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
    • Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.
    • Horse-play, romping, frequent and loud fits of laughter, jokes, waggery, and indiscriminate familiarity, will sink both merit and knowledge into a degree of contempt. They compose at most a merry fellow; and a merry fellow was never yet a respectable man.
    • A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things but cannot receive great ones.
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