Wrongs are often forgiven, but contempt never is. Our pride remembers it for ever. Lord Chesterfield Read Chesterfield's Letters to His Son at Project Gutenberg Instagram sharing coming soon. Quote text and source copied to clipboard. Link to this quote copied to clipboard. More information about this quote Topic Forgiveness Contempt Author Lord Chesterfield Source Letters of Lord Chesterfield Medium Letter Language English Time 1748 1740s 18th century Occupation Politician Writer From United Kingdom Europe Authentication Score 3 More information on Authentication Score coming soon. Citation Stanhope, Philip Dormer. Letter to his son. 1 July 1748. Citation text copied to clipboard.