Few People Do Business Well Who Do Nothing Else. -- Lord Chesterfield
Few people do business well who do nothing else.
-- Lord Chesterfield
Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. -- Lord Chesterfield (to his son)
You must look into people, as well as at them. -- Lord Chesterfield
He that leaveth nothing to Chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.
-- George, Lord Halifax...
These sort of boobies think that people come to balls to do nothing but dance
whereas everyone knows that the real business of a ball is either to look out for a wife, to look after a wife, or to look after someone else's wife....
There is hardly anybody good for everything, and there is scarcely anybody who is absolutely good for nothing.
-- Lord Chesterfield...
Television enables people with nothing to do to watch people who can do nothing.
To rebel against a powerful political, economic, religious, or social estab- lishment is very dangerous and very few people do it, except, perhaps, as part of a mob.
To rebel against the scientific establishment, however, is the easiest thing in the world, and anyone can do it and feel enormously brave, without risking as much as a hangnail....
Table manners are for people who have nothing better to do.
Freedom is nothing else but the chance to do better. -- Camu