Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

If you would be a favourite of your king, address yourself to his weaknesses. An application to his reason will seldom prove very successful.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. one of a list of maxims appended to letter, Jan. 15, 1753, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. IV, p..

Chesterfield was writing from first-hand acquaintance with George I and II.
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