Quotes by Philip Stanhope (Lord Chesterfield)

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Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is.
Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.
Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various editions of them.
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