There is time enough for everything, 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.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield, 4th Earl
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773), British statesman, man of letters. letter, Apr. 1747, Letters Written by the Late Right Honourable Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl, Earl of Chesterfield, to his Son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl, Esq, 5th ed., vol. I, p. 264, London (1774).
Written when Chesterfield’s illegitimate son, Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl (?1732-69), was about fifteen.