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" There is no surer sign in the world of a little, weak mind, than inattention. Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well ; and nothing can be done well without attention. It is the sure answer of a fool, when you ask him about anything that was... "
The Quarterly Review - Page 318
edited by - 1890
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Several Hands - 1774 - 642 pages
...accomplifhmcnt» which are rcquiQte-'to m»ke you agreeable and pleafing in Г ciety. In truth*, whatever is worth doing at all. Is worth doing well ; and nothing can be done well without attention; I therefore carrythe neceffity of attention d,o.wa-to the loweft thiogF, even to dancing and dref:....
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The Historical Mirror; Or, Biographical Miscellany: for the Instruction and ...

Historical mirror - 1776 - 308 pages
...accomplifhments, which are requifite to make you agreeable and pleafing in fociety. xln truth, whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well ; and nothing can be done well without attention : I, therefore, carry the neceffity of attention down to the loweft things, even to dancing and drefs....
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Elements of a Polite Education: Carefully Selected from the Letters of the ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Books and reading - 1801 - 474 pages
...inattention, I am fure you will never be guilty of any thing like it yourfelf. There is no furer fign in the world of a little, weak mind, than inattention* Whatever is worth doing at ail is worth doing well ; and nothing can be done well without attention. It is the fure anfwer of...
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Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope - Philosophy, English - 1810 - 468 pages
...the indecency of that Inattention, I am sure you will never he guilty of any thing like it yourself. There is no surer sign in the world of a little, weak...doing at all, is worth doing well; and nothing can he done well withont attention. It is the sure auswer of a fool, when you ask him ahont any thing that...
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Letters written by the...earl of Chesterfield to his son; with ..., Volume 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.) - 1813 - 430 pages
...the indeeeney of that inattention, I am sure you will never he guilty of any thing like it yourself. There is no surer sign in the world of a little, weak...worth doing at all, is worth doing well : and nothing ean be done well without attention. It is the sure answer of a fool, when you ask hini about any thing*hat...
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Letters Written by the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, Volume 1

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1827 - 420 pages
...the indecency of that inattention, I am sure you will never be guilty of any thing like it yourself. There is no surer sign in the world of a little, weak...; and nothing can be done well without attention. It is the sure answer of a fool, when you ask him about any thing that was said or done, where he was...
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The Beauties of Chesterfield

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - Conduct of life - 1828 - 270 pages
...commonly done by all the rest of mankind. INATTENTION. There is no surer sign in the world of a littte, weak mind, than inattention. Whatever is worth doing...; and nothing can be done well without attention. It is the sure answer of a fool, when you ask htm about any thing that was said or done, where he was...
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The Fashionable American Letter Writer, Or, The Art of Polite Correspondence ...

Letter writing - 1828 - 200 pages
...exert whatever talents I had. It is the spring of a thousand right and good things. Whatever is wosth doing at all, is worth doing well, and nothing can be done well without attention. Custom has made dancing rather unfashionable in a young man; but mind, if you learn it, that you learn...
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The Fashionable American Letter Writer, Or, The Art of Polite Correspondence ...

Letter writing - 1834 - 192 pages
...exert whatever talents I had. It is the spring of a thousand right and good things. Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well, and nothing can be done well without attention. Custom has made dancing rather unfashionable in a young man ; but mind, if you learn it, that you learn...
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A selection from lord Chesterfield's letters to his son, on education ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope (4th earl of Chesterfield.), Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1846 - 212 pages
...agissait en—""» en —nn il n'etait qu'un fou de faire parade de son mepris— »° le« autrea— There is no surer sign *. in the world of a little,...than inattention. Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth b doing well; and nothing can be done well without attention. It is the sure c answer of a fool,...
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