Philip Dormer Stanhope, the 4th Earl of Chesterfield, was an English Statesman and negotiator, who was born on 22ndSeptember, 1684 to Philip Stanhope and Lazy Elizabeth in London. Being born in a royalty, his childhood and teenage werelavish and it was surprising that such a man would choose a career in public affairs..Philip proved everyone wrong and succeeded twice as the Ambassador.
"Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not pull it out and strike it, merely to show that you have one"
His conduct, sophistication and intellect made him famous and well-known with Alexander Pope, John Gay, and Voltaire.During his career as a writer, Philip was also the benefactor for numerous battling writers and left different letters, like, the ‘Letters to His Son’ and ‘Letters to His Godson’ that are representations of hismind and wit. He went through great pains to become a good orator and is known worldwide for his great wits. Philip’s belief to tread the less travelled path inspires many to follow their dreams, no matter what others think or say.
Here are a few rousingquotes from Philip.