Old Money and Elegance

“I have a different idea of elegance. I don’t dress like a fop, it’s true, but my moral grooming is impeccable.

“I never appear in public with a soiled conscience, a tarnished honor, threadbare scruples, or an insult that I haven’t washed away.

“I’m always immaculately clean, adorned with independence and frankness.

“I may not cut a stylish figure, but I hold my soul erect.

“I wear my deeds as ribbons, my wit is sharper then the finest mustache, and when I walk among men I make truths ring like spurs.”

  • Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac

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