Quotes by Philip Dormer Stanhope

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Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (22 September 1694 - 24 March 1773) was a British statesman and man of letters.

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I am sure that since I have had the full use of my reason, nobody has heard me laugh.

Few men are of one plain, decided color; most are mixed, shaded or blended; and vary as much from different situations, as changeable silks do from different lights.
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
Every man becomes, to a certain degree, what the people he generally converses with are.
The young leading the young, is like the blind leading the blind; they will both fall into the ditch.
Let dull critics feed upon the carcases of plays; give me the taste and the dressing.

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