Do every act of your life as if it were your last. (Marcus Aurelius)
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Lord Chesterfield (Philip Stanhope)

(1694 – 1773) Full name: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield. Also was known as Lord Stanhope. A British politician, statesman and man of letters.

A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones.
Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.
An able man shows his spirit by gentle words and resolute actions.
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character, and one of the best instruments of success. Without it, genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.
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.
I look upon indolence as a sort of suicide; for the man is effectually destroyed, though the appetites of the brute may survive.
I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
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