Quotations by Philip Stanhope
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Born: Wednesday, September 22, 1694
Died: Wednesday, March 24, 1773 (78 years old)
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.
(Keywords: Power, Interest, Ivy, Man, Merit, Oak, Will)
Gratitude is a burden upon our imperfect nature, and we are but too willing to ease ourselves of it, or at least to lighten it as much as we can.
(Keywords: Nature, Gratitude, Burden)
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.
(Keywords: Fear, Fools, Majority, Mankind)
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.
(Keywords: Business, Eyes, Folly, Fraud, Man, Open, Right, Wrong)
Judgment is not upon all occasions required, but discretion always is.
(Keywords: Discretion, Judgment)
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
(Keywords: People, Inferiority, Friends)
Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
(Keywords: Wife, Reason)
Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
(Keywords: Time, Letters, Politeness)
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.
(Keywords: Time, Day, Will)
Whoever incites anger has a strong insurance against indifference.
(Keywords: Anger, Indifference)
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.
(Keywords: Women, Growth, Children, Man, Sense, Trifles)
Words, which are the dress of thoughts, deserve surely more care than clothes, which are only the dress of the person.
(Keywords: Thoughts, Care, Clothes, Dress, Words)