Philip Dormer Stanhope Quotes

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Philip Dormer Stanhope Quotes

I recommend you take care of the minutes: for hours take care of themselves
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Idleness is only the refuge of weak
minds, and the holiday of fools.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

Common sense (which, in truth, is very uncommon) is the best sense I know of: abide by it; it will counsel you best.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

I recommend to you to take care of the minutes; for hours will take care of themselves. I am very sure, that many people lose two or three hours every day, by not taking care of the minutes.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

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.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

Ridicule is the best test of truth.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

The world is a country which nobody ever yet knew by description; one must travel through it one's self to be acquainted with it.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

We are really so prejudiced by our educations, that, as the ancients deified their heroes, we deify their madmen.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

Common sense is the best sense I know of

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

The steady and undissipated attention to one object is a sure mark of a superior genius; as hurry, bustle, and agitation are the never-failing symptoms of a weak and frivolous mind.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

I recommend you take care of the minutes: for hours take care of themselves

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

As your affection for me can only proceed from your experience and conviction of my fondness for you (for to talk of natural affection is talking nonsense), the only return I desire is, what it is chiefly your interest to make me; I mean your invariable practice of virtue, and your indefatigable pursuit of knowledge. Adieu! and be persuaded that I shall love you extremely, while you deserve it; but not one moment longer.

— Philip Dormer Stanhope

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