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John Bartlett (1820–1905).  Familiar Quotations, 10th ed.  1919.
 
 
NUMBER:3861
AUTHOR:Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773)
QUOTATION:Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value.
ATTRIBUTION:Letter, July 1, 1748.
 

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