Quotes by delicacy
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English writer 1667-1745
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?
French aphorism writer 19th century
Delicacy is the coquetry of truth; fastidiousness is the prudery of falsehood.
English writer 1778-1830
If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
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.
American actor, comedian, and writer 1977-
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.
French Playwright, Novelist 1910-1986
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
English poet 1788-1824
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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