Quotation by Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl

Politeness is as much concerned in answering letters within a reasonable time, as it is in returning a bow, immediately.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Sept. 15, 1768. Lord Chesterfield's Letters to His Godson, no. 202, ed. Earl of Carnarvon (1889).
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