An advice columnist Ann Landers wrote in The Sun Sentinel on July 15, 1995 penned some wisdom needed decades ago and most especially now!
“Class is just confidence dressed in humility.
It keeps its word, its temper, and its friends.
It has a steady eye, a steady nerve, a steady tongue, and steady habits.
It’s silent when it has nothing to say, thoughtful when it judges, and is always first to make amends when it’s wrong.
Class doesn’t run scared. It’s surefooted, committed, and handles whatever comes along.
Class has a sense of humor.
It knows that a good laugh is often the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.
Class never makes excuses.
It takes its lumps, learns from its mistakes, and becomes wiser.
Class knows that courtesy and good manners are nothing more than a series of small sacrifices.
It bespeaks an aristocracy that is not dependent on ancestors or money.
A blue-blood can be totally without it, while the son of a Welsh coal miner may ooze it out of every pore.
Class can walk with kings, yet still keep its virtue; talk with crowds, yet still maintain the common touch.
Everyone is comfortable with a person who has class – because they are comfortable with themselves.”