"A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things, but cannot receive great ones."
"Great minds discuss ideas average minds discuss events small minds discuss people."Lord Chesterfield on Eleanor Roosevelt
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."Lord Chesterfield on Albert Einstein
"Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them."Lord Chesterfield on William Shakespeare
"One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak."Lord Chesterfield on Gilbert K. Chesterton
"All the great things are simple, and many can be expressed in a single word: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope."Lord Chesterfield on Winston Churchill
"The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse, always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older."
"In seeking wisdom thou art wise in imagining that thou hast attained it - thou art a fool."
"Swift speedy time, feathered with flying hours, Dissolves the beauty of the fairest brow."
"Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request."
"I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united and when one suffers, the other sympathizes."