Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

I am convinced that a light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning, have sometimes made a hero of the same man, who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and rainy morning, would have proved a coward.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, April 26, 1748, first published (1774). The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 1, no. 149, ed. Charles Strachey (1901).
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