"Remember that when you meet your antagonist, to do everything in a mild agreeable manner. Let your courage be keen, but, at the same time, as polished as your sword."
"Nobility is a graceful ornament to the civil order. It is the Corinthian capital of polished society."
"What is called good society is usually nothing but a mosaic of polished caricatures."
"Society is now one polished horde, formed of two mighty tries, the Bores and Bored."
"Society can exist only on the basis that there is some amount of polished lying and that no one says exactly what he thinks."