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" Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket : and do not pull it out and strike it ; merely to show that you have one. "
Letters, Sentences and Maxims - Σελίδα 54
των Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1870 - 224 σελίδες
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Essentials of English: A Textbook for Schools

George W. Rine - 1908 - 308 σελίδες
...ennoble it. 7. Some faces are in their brightness a prophecy and some in their sadness a history. 8. Wear your learning like your watch in a private pocket and do not pull it out and stroke it merely to show that you have one. 9. If you want knowledge you must toil for it if food you...

Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 σελίδες
...purely, and unlarded with any other. Never seem wiser nor more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not merely pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is,...

Readings in English Prose of the Eighteenth Century

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1911 - 724 σελίδες
...purely, and unlarded with any other. Never seem wiser nor more learned than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not merely pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. If you are asked what o'clock it is,...

A Dictionary of Similes

Frank Jenners Wilstach - 1916 - 488 σελίδες
...as well as the hawk, that can soar aloft, and can also descend and strike upon the prey. — BACON. Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket,...out and strike it merely to show that you have one. — CHESTERFIELD. Learning is like mercury, one of the most powerful and excellent things in the world...

A Concise English Grammar: With Exercises

George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley - 1918 - 263 σελίδες
...to admire rightly. — THACKERAY. 5. Be his banner unconquered, resistless his spear. — SCOTT. 6. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private...and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show you have one. — CHESTERFIELD. 7. This, could it always succeed, were the true method of destroying...

A Concise English Grammar: With Exercises

George Lyman Kittredge, Frank Edgar Farley - 1918 - 263 σελίδες
...to admire rightly. — THACKERAY. 5. Be his banner unconquered, resistless his spear. — SCOTT. 6. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike.it merely to show you have one.—CHESTERFIELD. 7. This, could it always succeed, were the true...

The Letters of Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield ...

Philip Dormer Stanhope Earl of Chesterfield - 1901
...purely, and unlarded with any other. Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private...proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman. Upon the whole, remember that learning (I mean Greek and Roman learning) is a most useful and necessary...

The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 σελίδες
...a greater blockhead than an ignorant one. Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) American statesman, writer Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one. Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773) English...
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A Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

Alan L. Mackay - 1991 - 312 σελίδες
...momentary, the position ridiculous and the expense damnable. [Of sexual intercourse] Nature 1970 227 772 51 Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private...out and strike it, merely to show that you have one. Letters to hit ton Gilbert Keith Chesterton 1864-1936 53 A man must love a thing very much if he not...
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Famous Lines: A Columbia Dictionary of Familiar Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1997 - 625 σελίδες
...1.66(1809). Referring to critics. 3 Never seem wiser, nor more learned, than the people you are with. Wear your learning, like your watch, in a private pocket: and do not merely pull it out and strike it; merely to show that you have one. PHILIP DORMER STANHOPE, 4TH EARL...
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