Sunday, May 14, 2017
From Letters to His Son, by the Earl of Chesterfield
"There is nothing so necessary, but at the same time there is nothing more difficult (I know by experience) for you young fellows, than to know how to behave yourselves prudently toward those whom you do not like. Your passions are warm, and your heads are light; you hate all those who oppose your views, either of ambition or love; and a rival, in either, is almost an enemy."
From Letter CLXXIX, dated London, September 29, 1752