Philip Dormer Stanhope Quotes

Who is Philip Dormer Stanhope?

Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield was a British statesman and diplomat in the 18th century.

Born September 22, 1694
Died March 24, 1773

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Best 8 Quotes by Philip Dormer Stanhope

“Advice is seldom welcome and those who need it the most like it the least.”

“Be wiser than other people if you can; but do not tell them so.”

“Chance favors the prepared mind.”

“Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.”

“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.”

“Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.”

“Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.”

“Young men are apt to think themselves wise enough, as drunken men are apt to think themselves sober enough.”

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