Written along a period of thirty years, these letters were never intended for publication, what makes their language very current and down to earth, and the ideas fresh and unencumbered by any kind of political correctness.
This brief anthology brings a selection of Lord Chestefield's most relevant and amusing aphorisms, regarding issues as timeless as human relations, the use of time, male and female nature, setting limits for work and leisure, or the art of conversation, among others.
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"Without the desire and the pains necessary to be considerable, depend upon it, you never can be so; as, without the desire and attention necessary to please, you never can please."
"A good chemist will extract some spirit or other out of every substance; and a man of parts will, by his dexterity and management, elicit something worth knowing out of every being he converses with."
"A gentleness of manners, an engaging address, and an insinuating behavior; they are real and solid advantages, and none but those who do not know the world, treat them as trifles. "
"The exercise of the mind in the morning whets the appetite for the pleasures of the evening, as much as the exercise of the body whets the appetite for dinner. "