Philip Chesterfield

Philip Chesterfield

English statesman and writer
Sculpture and painting are very justly called liberal arts; a lively and strong imagination, together with a just observation, being absolutely necessary to excel in either; which, in my opinion, is by no means the case of music, though called a liberal art, and now in Italy placed even above the other two--a proof of the decline of that country.More Philip Chesterfield quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It seems to me that your doctor [Tronchin] is more of a philosopher than a physician. As for me, I much prefer a doctor who is anoptimist and who gives me remedies that will improve my health. Philosophical consolations are, after all, useless against real ailments. I know only two kinds of sickness--physical and moral: all the others are purely in the imagination.More Philip Chesterfield quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Take care in your minutes, and the hours will take care of themselves.More Philip Chesterfield quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
... to me it appears strange that the men against whom I should be enabled to bring an action for laying a little dirt at my door, may with impunity drive by it half-a-dozen calves, with their tails lopped close to their bodies and their hinder parts covered with blood ......More Philip Chesterfield quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
A man of fashion never has recourse to proverbs, and vulgar aphorisms; uses neither favourite words nor hard words, but takes great care to speak very correctly and grammatically, and to pronounce properly; that is, according to the usage of the best companies.More Philip Chesterfield quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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