Heredity is nothing, but stored environment.
The sharp thorn often produces delicate roses.
Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
The scholar without good breeding is a nitpicker; the philosopher a cynic; the soldier a brute and everyone else disagreeable.
Hereditary honors are a noble and a splendid treasure to descendants.
The kind of ancestors we have had is not as important as the kind of descendants our ancestors have.
Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.
It is indeed a desirable thing to be well-descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.
Breed is stronger than pasture.
From our ancestors come our names from our virtues our honor.
Good breeding, a union of kindness and independence.