Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

Most arts require long study and application; but the most useful art of all, that of pleasing, requires only the desire.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. 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. 304, London (1774).

One of the Maxims enclosed with Chesterfield's letter of this date.
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