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Lord Chesterfield Quotes

I hope you find these Lord Chesterfield Quotes inspiring and motivational.

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Related topics: Positive Sad Feeling-Down

If you would convince others,
seem open to conviction yourself.
- Lord Chesterfield

People will, in a great degree,
and not without reason,
form their opinion of you upon
that which they have of your friends;
and there is a Spanish proverb
which says very justly,
"Tell me whom you live with,
and I will tell you who you are.
- Lord Chesterfield

Advice is seldom welcome,
and those who need it the most, like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield


 

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield

There is nothing either good or bad,
but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

A good traveler has no fixed plans,
and is not intent on arriving.
- Lao Tzu


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It is not enough to have a good mind,
the main thing is to use it well.
- Rene Descartes

The River of Life has no meaning,
no good, no bad, no better, no worse,
no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.
- Abraham Lincoln

Good things come in small packages.
- old proverb

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw

If an opinion contrary to your own makes you angry,
that is a sign that you are subconsciously aware
of having no good reason for thinking as you do.
- Bertrand Russell

Far from idleness being the root of all evil,
it is rather the only true good.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Many a man fails as an original thinker
simply because his memory is too good.
- Nietzsche

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.
- William Shakespeare

You have enemies? Good.
That means you've stood up for something,
sometime in your life.
- Winston Churchill

Treat those who are good with goodness,
and also treat those who are not good with goodness.
Thus goodness is attained.
Be honest to those who are honest,
and be also honest to those who are not honest.
Thus honesty is attained.
- Lao Tzu

No good comes from hurrying.
- Yiddish Proverb

A good head and a good heart
are always a formidable combination.
- Nelson Mandela

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

Play to win, but be a good loser.
Have a plan for your life,
but accept whatever comes your way
with grace and gratitude.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The wicked leader is he who the people despise.
The good leader is he who the people revere.
The great leader is he who the people say, "We did it ourselves."
- Lao Tzu

To kill an error is as good a service as,
and sometimes even better than,
the establishing of a new truth or fact.
- Charles Darwin

An ounce of conscious choice is worth a pound of good fortune.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care
for people will hear them and be influenced
by them for good or ill.
- The Buddha

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

A good example is the best sermon.
- Benjamin Franklin

If I am not for myself,
who will be for me?
Yet if I am for myself alone,
of what good am I?
- Hillel

Do not be too moral.
You may cheat yourself out of much life.
So aim above morality.
Be not simply good;
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Be not merely good; be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

When one has the feeling of dislike for evil,
when one feels tranquil,
one finds pleasure in listening to good teachings;
when one has these feelings and appreciates them,
one is free of fear.
- The Buddha

A sloth lives a pretty good life, s-l-o-w-l-y.
Maybe we have something to learn from him.
Some days, being sloth-like may be just what you need
to avoid being consumed by urgency.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme.
Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful.
Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just.
Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
- Lao Tzu

There are times, sir, when men of good conscience
cannot blindly follow orders.
- Captain Picard, STAR TREK: The Next Generation

The bad news is time flies.
The good news is you're the pilot.
- Michael Althsuler

There is a good ear, in some men,
that draws supplies to virtue
out of very indifferent nutriment.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor
to be what you desire to appear.
- Socrates

The good news is that you aren't
as important as you thought you were.
Relax. The weight of the world
is not on your shoulders.
Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We see what we ASSUME we will see.
If you believe the world is evil, you will see evil.
If you believe the world is good, you will see good.
To change how life looks, change how you see life -
change your expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I keep my ideals, because in spite of everything,
I still believe that people are really good at heart.
- Anne Frank

Joy is what happens to us when we allow ourselves
to recognize how good things really are.
- Marianne Williamson

I've learned that mistakes can often be
as good a teacher as success.
- Jack Welch

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

Whatever you are, be a good one.
- Abraham Lincoln

This time, like all times, is a very good one,
if we but know what to do with it.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no goodness in attempting to coerce
another person into performing a good deed.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good things happen to those who hustle.
- Anais Nin

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure
in doing good to another.
- Thomas Jefferson

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression
and cruelty by the bad people
but the silence over that by the good people.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone
who can do him absolutely no good.
- Samuel Johnson

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Teamwork is so important that it is virtually impossible for you
to reach the heights of your capabilities
or make the money that you want
without becoming very good at it.
- Brian Tracy

However carefully we plan our future,
we are always climbing the steps to nowhere.
While it is important to our happiness
that we have an intent for our lives,
it is equally crucial to accept in advance
that we truly have no idea how our lives will turn out -
and that is good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

He who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead;
his eyes are closed.
- Albert Einstein

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Aim above morality.
Be not simply good,
be good for something.
- Henry David Thoreau

Often, we get stuck on a question
for which we can't find an acceptable answer.
That is a good time to consider asking a different question.
Every question is based on some assumptions -
usually invisible assumptions that we don't see, unless we go looking.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am not interested in power for power's sake,
but I'm interested in power that is moral,
that is right and that is good.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sometimes good things fall apart
so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be!
How much you can love!
What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!
- Anne Frank

There is more value in a very good painting
that is completed and on display,
than in an excellent painting
that is still in the artist's studio,
or perhaps still in his mind.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Necessity never made a good bargain.
- Benjamin Franklin

Fighting not good. But if must fight... win.
- Miyagi: character in the movie The Next Karate Kid

Merely to avoid harming others is not enough.
Earn your place in this world by doing good.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Good morning!" he said at last.
"We don't want any adventures here, thank you!
You might try over The Hill or across The Water."
- J. R. R. Tolkien

Not life, but good life,
is to be chiefly valued.
- Socrates


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