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Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of

Born: 1694 AD
Died: 1773 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Men of Letter, Orators

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  • "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."
  • "Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them."
  • "In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge."
  • "The pleasure is momentary, the position rediculous, and the expense damnable."
  • "Vicious minds abound with anger and revenge are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies."