Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.
More Quotes from Philip Stanhope:Words, which are the dress of thoughts, deserve surely more care than clothes, which are only the dress of the person.
In the mass of mankind, I fear, there is too great a majority of fools and knaves; who, singly from their number, must to a certain degree be respected, though they are by no means respectable.
It is always right to detect a fraud, and to perceive a folly; but it is very often wrong to expose either. A man of business should always have his eyes open, but must often seem to have them shut.
Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
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