Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

It may be objected, that I am now recommending dissimulation to you; I both own and justify it. It has been long said: Qui nescit dissimular nescit regnare: I go still farther, and say, that without some dissimulation, no business can be carried on at all.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, May 22, 1749, 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. II, p. 169, London (1774).

Qui nesc it dissimular nescit regnare: "He who knows not how to dissemble knows not how to rule."
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