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A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.
Manners
Lord Chesterfield

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A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
Mind
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A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
Wit
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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
Advice
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Any affectation whatsoever in dress implies, in my mind, a flaw in the understanding.
Dress
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Be wiser than other people, if you can; but do not tell them so.
Discretion
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Be your character what it will, it will be known; and nobody will take it upon your word.
Character
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Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners.
Manners
Lord Chesterfield

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Character must be kept bright as well as clean.
Character
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Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
Laughter
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He makes people pleased with him by making them first pleased with themselves.
Persuasion
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History is but a confused heap of facts.
History and Historians
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Honest error is to be pitied, not ridiculed.
Failure
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I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Time and Time Management
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If you would convince others, seem open to conviction yourself.
Persuasion
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In my mind, there is nothing so illiberal, and so ill-bred, as audible laughter.
Laughter
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In the case of scandal, as in that of robbery, the receiver is always thought as bad as the thief.
Scandal
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Inferiority is what you enjoy in your best friends.
Inferiority
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Knowledge may give weight, but accomplishments give luster, and many more people see than weigh.
Knowledge
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Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
Knowledge
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Let blockheads read what blockheads wrote.
Books - Reading
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Let them show me a cottage where there are not the same vices of which they accuse the courts.
Vice
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Lord Tyrawley and I have been dead these two years, but we don't choose to have it known.
Retirement
Lord Chesterfield

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Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.
Manners
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Men will not believe because they will not broaden their minds.
Belief
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