Talk:Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield
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- Sex is overrated: the pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.
- 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.
- 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.