Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of C - Quotes

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Learning is acquired by reading books, but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men, and studying all the various facets of them. ---->>>

Women are only children of a larger growth. A man of sense only trifles with them, plays with them, humours and flatters them, as he does with a sprightly and forward child; but he neither consults them about, nor trusts them with, serious matters. ---->>>

I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes. ---->>>

Wit is so shining a quality that everybody admires it; most people aim at it, all people fear it, and few love it unless in themselves. A man must have a good share of wit himself to endure a great share of it in another. ---->>>

A young man, be his merit what it will, can never raise himself; but must, like the ivy round the oak, twine himself round some man of great power and interest. ---->>>

Custom has made dancing sometimes necessary for a young man; therefore mind it while you learn it, that you may learn to do it well, and not be ridiculous, though in a ridiculous act. ---->>>

Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one. ---->>>

There is time enough for everything, in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time. ---->>>

Vice, in its true light, is so deformed, that it shocks us at first sight; and would hardly ever seduce us, if it did not at first wear the mask of some virtue. ---->>>

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: September 22, 1694
Birthplace:
Die: March 24, 1773
Occupation: Statesman
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