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Philip Stanhope, IV conte di Chesterfield

Data di nascita: 22. Settembre 1694
Data di morte: 24. Marzo 1773
Altri nomi: Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4º Conde de Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, Philip Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield, Philip Chesterfield, IV° Conte di Chesterfield, Philip Dormer Stanhope, Philip Stanhope

Philip Dormer Stanhope, IV conte di Chesterfield , è stato un nobile e politico inglese.

Frasi Philip Stanhope, IV conte di Chesterfield

„La pigrizia è il rifugio degli spiriti deboli.“

—  Philip Stanhope, IV conte di Chesterfield

Origine: Da Lettere al figlio.

„Il modo di vestirsi è una preoccupazione sciocca. Ma è molto sciocco per un uomo non esser ben vestito.“

—  Philip Stanhope, IV conte di Chesterfield

Origine: Da Letters, 1745. Citato in Dizionario delle citazioni, a cura di Ettore Barelli e Sergio Pennacchietti, BUR, 2013. ISBN 9788858654644

„Marriage is the cure of love, and friendship the cure of marriage.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

Detached Thoughts http://books.google.com/books?id=vVdSAAAAcAAJ&q=%22Marriage+is+the+cure+of+love+and+friendship+the+cure+of+marriage%22&pg=PA384#v=onepage, first published in Letters and Works of Philip Dormer Stanhope, volume 5 (1847)

„Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

29 January 1748
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

„We must not suppose that, because a man is a rational animal, he will, therefore, always act rationally; or, because he has such or such a predominant passion, that he will act invariably and consequentially in pursuit of it.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

19 December 1749
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)
Contesto: We must not suppose that, because a man is a rational animal, he will, therefore, always act rationally; or, because he has such or such a predominant passion, that he will act invariably and consequentially in pursuit of it. No, we are complicated machines; and though we have one main spring that gives motion to the whole, we have an infinity of little wheels, which, in their turns, retard, precipitate, and sometime stop that motion.

„Every woman is infallibly to be gained by every sort of flattery, and every man by one sort or other.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

16 March 1752
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

„People will no more advance their civility to a bear, than their money to a bankrupt.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

25 December 1753
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

„I knew once a very covetous, sordid fellow, who used to say, "Take care of the pence, for the pounds will take care of themselves."“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

6 November 1747
Letters to His Son on the Art of Becoming a Man of the World and a Gentleman (1774)

„Then in chat, or at play, with a dance, or a song,
Let the night, like the day, pass with pleasure along.
All cares, but of love, banish far from your mind;
And those you may end, when you please to be kind.“

—  Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

"Advice to a Lady in Autumn", published in A Collection of Poems in Six Volumes. By Several Hands. Vol. I. (1763), printed by J. Hughs, for R. and J. Dodsley

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