Lord Chesterfield

Quotations

Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness; no laziness; no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.

Singularity is only pardonable in old age and retirement; I may now be as singular as I please, but you may not.

letter, Apr. 5, 1754, to his Son, Philip Stanhope

Endeavor, as much as you can, to keep company with people above you…. Do not mistake, when I say company above you, and think that I mean with regard to their birth; that is the least consideration; but I mean with regard to their merit, and the light in which the world considers them.

Letter to his Son, Philip Stanhope