Lord Chesterfield Quotes

Image: British statesman and diplomat, Lord Chesterfield

In a letter to his son, Lord Chesterfield gave this sage advice…

“You have still a surer way than this of rising, and which is wholly in your own power. Make yourself necessary.”

“Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.”

“I recommend you to take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.”

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

“Be wiser than other people, if you can, but do not tell them so.”

– Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

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