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Thought For the Day: Wrongs Are Often Forgiven, But Contempt Never Is. Our Pride Remembers It Forever

“Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it forever.” -Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)

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Thought For the Day: The Characteristic of A Well-Bred Man, Is To Converse With His Inferiors Without Insolence, and With His Superiors With Respect and Ease

“The characteristic of a well-bred man is, to converse with his inferiors without insolence, and with his superiors with respect and with ease.” – Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 Sep 1694-1773)

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Time Spent With the Harvard Classics: Samuel Johnson – Letter To Chesterfield

Born on September 18, 1709, Dr. Johnson was a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic and lexicographer who made lasting contributions to English literature before his death on December 13, 1784.   We have previously looked at Samuel Johnson’s life and … Continue reading

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Thought For the Day: Learning People Is As Important As Learning From Books

Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.  – Lord Chesterfield, statesman and writer (22 … Continue reading

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