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Brief author info: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) English statesman and man of letters.
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Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way through the world.
Human nature is the same everywhere; the modes only are different.
If you will please people, you must please them in their own way; and as you cannot make them what they should be, you must take them as they are.
Since attaining the full use of my reason no one has ever heard me laugh.
If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
Dispatch is the soul of business, and nothing contributes more to Dispatch than Method.
Speak of the moderns without contempt and of the ancients without idolatry; judge them all by their merits, but not by their age.
Observe any meetings of people, and you will always find their eagerness and impetuosity rise or fall in proportion to their numbers.
Without some dissimulation no business can be carried on at all.
Statesmen and beauties are very rarely sensible of the gradations of their decay.
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