Quotes by Philip Dormer Stanhope

"Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well."
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"Never seem more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning like a pocket watch and keep it hidden. Do not pull it out to count the hours, but give the time when you are asked."
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"I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves. I am very sure, that many people lose two or three hours every day, by not taking care of the minutes."
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"Idleness is only the refuge of weak
minds, and the holiday of fools."
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"Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore for a very long time."
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Books by Philip Dormer Stanhope

Philip Dormer Stanhope
  • Philip Dormer Stanhope

  • Date of birth: September 22, 1694
  • Died: March 24, 1773
  • Born: in The United Kingdom.

  • Description: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG was a British statesman and man of letters.

    A Whig, Lord Stanhope, as he was known until his father's death in 1726, was born in London, and educated at Cambridge and then went on the Grand Tour of the continent. The death of Anne and the accession of George I opened up a career for him and brought him back to England. His relative James Stanhope, the king's favourite minister, procured for him the place of gentleman of the bedchamber to the Prince of Wales.

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