Quotes by delicacy

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  • Jonathan Swift
    Jonathan Swift
    English writer 1667-1745
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    A footman may swear; but he cannot swear like a lord. He can swear as often: but can he swear with equal delicacy, propriety, and judgment?
  • Achille Poincelot
    Achille Poincelot
    French aphorism writer 19th century
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    Delicacy is the coquetry of truth; fastidiousness is the prudery of falsehood.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    Many of the phenomena of Winter are suggestive of an inexpressible tenderness and fragile delicacy. We are accustomed to hear this king described as a rude and boisterous tyrant; but with the gentleness of a lover he adorns the tresses of Summer.
  • Bobby Moynihan
    Bobby Moynihan
    American actor, comedian, and writer 1977-
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    My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it's delicious.
  • Jean Genet
    Jean Genet
    French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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    There is a close relationship between flowers and convicts. The fragility and delicacy of the former are of the same nature as the brutal insensitivity of the latter.
  • Lord George Byron
    Lord George Byron
    English poet 1788-1824
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    What an antithetical mind! - tenderness, roughness - delicacy, coarseness - sentiment, sensuality - soaring and groveling, dirt and deity - all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay!
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