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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Lady
 
  To be gentle is the test of a lady.
Feltham.    
  1
  It is easier to make a lady of a peasant-girl than a peasant-girl of a lady.
Herder.    
  2
        Ladies, like variegated tulips, show
’Tis to their changes half their charms we owe.
Pope.    
  3
  It is good manners, not rank, wealth, or beauty, that constitute the real lady.
Roger Ascham.    
  4
  It is true politeness, gentleness, and love for humanity, that constitute a lady.
Annie E. Lancaster.    
  5
  If the inner life of our fashionable women were known, how few would deserve the title of lady!
James Merrick.    
  6
  There are many true ladies, and they differ somewhat from society generally. So does a true gentleman, on the same principle of refinement and nobility of character.
Maria McIntosh.    
  7
  A fine lady; by which term I wish to express the result of that perfect education in taste and manner, down to every gesture, which heaven forbid that I, professing to be a poet, should undervalue. It is beautiful, and therefore I welcome it in the name of the author of all beauty. I value it so highly that I would fain see it extend not merely from Belgravia to the tradesman’s villa, but thence, as I believe it one day will, to the laborer’s hovel and the needlewoman’s garret.
Charles Kingsley.    
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