Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

Our prejudices are our mistresses; reason is at best our wife, very often heard indeed, but seldom minded.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. Letter, April 13, 1752 (first published 1774). The Letters of the Earl of Chesterfield to His Son, vol. 2, no. 276, ed. Charles Strachey (1901).
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