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Lord Chesterfield
Common sense is the best sense I know of.

Lord Chesterfield
Be wiser than other people, if you can but do not tell them so.

Lord Chesterfield
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value but most prized when polished.

Lord Chesterfield
Take the tone of the company you are in.

Lord Chesterfield
Being pretty on the inside means you don't hit your brother and you eat all your peas that's what my grandma taught me.

Lord Chesterfield
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.

Lord Chesterfield
Most maxim-mongers have preferred the prettiness to the justness of a thought, and the turn to the truth but I have refused myself to everything that my own experience did not justify and confirm.

Lord Chesterfield
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools

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