Philip Stanhope

Philip Stanhope


Title: Lord Philip Dormer Stanhope
Full Name: Philip Dormer Stanhope
AKA: 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Born: September 22, 1694
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: March 24, 1773

Occupation: Politician
Profile: British statesman and man of letters.

Website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_Stanhope,_4th_Earl_of_Chesterfield
Number of Quotes: 6




Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of.

I recommend you to take care of the minutes for the hours will take care of themselves.

Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments add lustre, and many more people see than weigh.

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

The pleasure is momentary, the position ridiculous, and the expense damnable.

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