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" For instance; dress is a very foolish thing; and yet it is a very foolish thing for a man not to be well dressed, according to his rank and way of life; and it is so far from being a disparagement to any man's understanding, that it is rather a proof... "
Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son - Page 175
by Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1827
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The Parlour Letter-writer, and Secretary's Assistant: Consisting of Original ...

R. Turner - Etiquette - 1845 - 288 pages
...dressed as those whom he lives with : the difference in this case between a man of sense and a top is, that the fop values himself upon his dress ; and...other people, if you can ; but do not tell them so. From the Same to the Same. Feb. 16, 18—. Dear Boy, — The first use that I made of my lib. erty,...
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Good Manners: A Manual of Etiquette in Good Society

Etiquette - 1870 - 246 pages
...you a dancer, yet when you do dance, I would have you dance well, as I would have you do everything you do, well. There is no one thing so trifling, but...other people if you can, but do not tell them so. INATTENTION.—There is no surer sign in the world of a little, weak mind, than inuttention. Whatever...
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Letters, Sentences and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1870 - 224 pages
...you a dancer, yet, when you do dance, I would have you dance well, as I would have you do everything you do, well. There is no one thing so trifling, but...wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell then} so. [Dublin Castle, Nov. 19, 1745.1] THE PASSIONS. — Wherever yon would persuade or prevail,...
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Perfect Etiquette, Or, How to Behave in Society: A Complete Manual for ...

James Kernan - Etiquette - 1877 - 120 pages
...trifling, but which (if it is to be done at all) ought to be done well. And I have often told yon, that I wished you even played at pitch and cricket,...other people if you can, but do not tell them so. Inattention. There is no surer sign in the world of a little, weak mind, than inattention. Whatever...
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Precious stones [quotations] (collected by H.L.S. Lear). Rubies (Diamonds ...

Henrietta Louisa Lear - 1881
...CHEsTEEFIELD. XXXI. 'TyOGENES was a wise man for .*--' despising little worldly customs, Discretion, but a fool for showing it. Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. — LDED CHESTEEFIELD. XXXII. After T17HEN we have wound up our al • • minds for any point of time,...
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Letters, Sentences, and Maxims

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Aphorisms and apothegms - 1888 - 327 pages
...the Greek epigrams to your supreme contempt. Good night to you. [Same date.] DANCING TRIPLING. — Dancing is in itself a very trifling, silly thing...other people if you can, but do not tell them so. [Dublin Castle, Nov. 19, 1745-*] * His lordship was then Viceroy of Ireland. THE PASSIONS. — Wherever...
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The Detroit Journal Year-book, Volumes 1-3

Detroit (Mich.) - 1888
...General Jackson used to say, " Think before acting, but when the time for action comes, efcop thinking.'* Be wiser than other people if you can, but •do not tell them so. Coming to the point is the law of achievement Scattered forces never win a battle. — Frances WiUard....
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Dublin Castle

Maurice O'Connor Morris - Dublin Castle - 1889 - 295 pages
...live long, perhaps as long as Rochefoucalt's — such as when apropos of foolish customs, he said, " Diogenes, the cynic, was a wise man for despising...other people if you can, but do not tell them so." In spite of a milk diet contributed by an ass, a cow, and a goat, he died in 1773. His son predeceased...
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Lord Chesterfield's Worldly Wisdom: Selections from His Letters and Characters

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1891 - 234 pages
...gratify your senses, extend your knowledge, or refine your manners. Letters to his Son, iii. 279. Dress. There is no one thing so trifling, but which (if it...other people, if you can ; but do not tell them so. Letters to his Son, i. 223. Your dress (as insignificant a thing as dress is in itself) is now become...
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The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield: Letters on ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1892
...you a dancer, yet, when you do dance, I would have you dance well, as I would have you do everything, you do, well. There is no one thing so trifling, but...is a very fortunate thing for Sir Charles Hotham* * Lord Chesterfield's nephew, son of Sir Charles and Lady Gertrude Hotham. He was of nearly the same...
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