"In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge."
"This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple the philosophy is kindness."Lord Chesterfield on Dalai Lama
"I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ."Lord Chesterfield on Mahatma Gandhi
"I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."Lord Chesterfield on C. S. Lewis
"Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither."Lord Chesterfield on C. S. Lewis
"I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is."Lord Chesterfield on Albert Camus
"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."