my new favourite quotation

There is time enough for every thing, in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time … This steady and undissipated attention to one object, is a sure mark of a superior genius; as hurry, bustle, and agitation, are the never-failing symptoms of a weak and frivolous mind.

That’s from a letter written by the Earl of Chesterfield to his son on the 14th of April, 1747. If you scroll down a few pages to page 211 of the provided link, you can also see a letter in which the Earl gives advice to his son on writing letters to the Ladies.


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2 Responses to my new favourite quotation

  1. Jared says:

    brilliant–never more relevant than now

  2. Lisa says:

    I think that’s a very Male perspective. In my experience, men tend to do things more sequentially; women are better at multitasking. 🙂


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