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3860 Philip Dormer Stanhope

AUTHOR:Philip Dormer Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield (1694–1773)
QUOTATION:Sacrifice to the Graces. 1
ATTRIBUTION:Letter, March 9, 1748.
Note 1.
Plato was continually saying to Xenocrates, “Sacrifice to the Graces.”—Diogenes Laertius: Xenocrates, book iv. sect. 2.

Let us sacrifice to the Muses.—Plutarch: The Banquet of the Seven Wise Men. (A saying of Solon.) [back]