I knew a gentleman who was so good a manager of his time that he would not even lose that small portion of it which the calls of nature obliged him to pass in the necessary-house but gradually went through all the Latin poets in those moments.
More Quotes from Lord Chesterfield:Remember, as long as you live, that nothing but strict truth can carry you through the world, with either your conscience or your honor unwounded.
Idleness is the only refuge of weak minds, and the holiday of fools
Politicians neither love nor hate. Interest, not sentiment, directs them.
Mankind is made up of inconsistencies, and no man acts invariably up to his predominant character. The wisest man sometimes acts weakly, and the weakest sometimes wisely.
A constant smirk upon the face, and a whiffing activity of the body, are strong indications of futility.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
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