Delicacy Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 100 Quotes About Delicacy

#1. A Companion Picture XII. The Fellow of Delicacy XIII. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#2. True delicacy is not a fragile thing. - Author: James Broughton
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#3. Touch the pawns before your king with only infinite delicacy. - Author: Anthony Santasiere
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#4. Great tact and delicacy is necessary for the care of the mind of a child from three to six years, and an adult can have very little of it. - Author: Maria Montessori
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#5. What you are is the most subtle delicacy of being. - Author: John De Ruiter
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#6. A fine lady is a squirrel-headed thing, with small airs and small notions; about as applicable to the business of life as a pair of tweezers to the clearing of a forest. - Author: George Eliot
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#7. One can rarely say enough about the kindness of Italians. One is always treated as a human being who needs unpredictable things - like a moment by oneself with a bottle on the beach. They have a true gift for what can only be called spontaneous delicacy. - Author: Lawrence Osborne
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#8. You've developed the strength of a draft horse while holding onto the delicacy of a daffodil ... you are the mother, advocate and protector of a child with a disability. - Author: Lori Borgman
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#9. A cell of a higher organism contains a thousand different substances, arranged in a complex system. This great organized system was not discovered by chemical or physical methods; they are inadequate to its refinement and delicacy and complexity. - Author: Herbert Spencer Jennings
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#10. Malta is the only country in the world where the local delicacy is the bread. - Author: Alan Coren
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#11. It is happy for you that you possess the talent of flattering with delicacy. May I ask whether these pleasing attentions proceed from the impulse of the moment, or are they the result of previous study? - Author: Jane Austen
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#12. Whatever belonging to the region of thought and feeling is uttered in words, is of necessity uttered imperfectly. For thought and feeling are infinite, and human speech, although far-reaching in scope, and marvelous in delicacy, can embody them after all but approximately and suggestively. - Author: George MacDonald
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#13. Honoring delicacy over full disclosure only comes back to haunt you in the end. - Author: Helen Oyeyemi
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#14. How sad it is when a luxurious imagination is obliged in self defense to deaden its delicacy in vulgarity, and riot in things attainable that it may not have leisure to go mad after things that are not. - Author: John Keats
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#15. An oyster, that marvel of delicacy, that concentration of sapid excellence, that mouthful bwefore all other mouthfuls, who first had faith to believe it, and courage to execute? The exterior is not persuasive. - Author: Henry Ward Beecher
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#16. Our cautious ancestors, when yawning, blocked the way to the entrance of evil spirits by putting their hands before their mouths. We find a reason for the gesture in the delicacy of manner which forbids an indecent exposure. - Author: George Herbert Mead
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#17. Weak men often from the very principle of their weakness derive a certain susceptibility; delicacy and taste which render them, in those particulars, much superior to men of stronger and more consistent minds, who laugh at them. - Author: Sir Fulke Greville
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#18. Delicacy in woman is strength. - Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
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#19. Do we really lack the delicacy to let God die quietly, on his own, like a dog? - Author: Nick Land
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#20. I am very fond of the company of ladies. I like their beauty, I like their delicacy, I like their vivacity, and I like their silence. - Author: Samuel Johnson
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#21. Scotland is a picturesque country where the people are friendly yet completely incomprehensible. Also, the national delicacy is a sheep's stomach filled with its liver, lungs, and heart. - Author: Adam Schlesinger
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#22. God is a too palpably clumsy answer; an answer which shows a lack of delicacy towards us thinkers-fundamentally, even a crude prohibition to us: you shall not think! - Author: Friedrich Nietzsche
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#23. Such grief might be to them quite delicious, a delicacy. - Author: Dean Koontz
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#24. Little, things, little things, are much more important than big things. Big things hit you in the face with their bigness and obscure the little, more important things that really define a life and provide it with delicacy. Page 113 - Author: Lauren Roedy Vaughn
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#25. Half of the receipts in our cookbooks are mere murder to such constitutions and stomachs as we grow here ... in America, owing to our brighter skies and more fervid climate, we have developed an acute, nervous delicacy of temperament far more akin to that of France than of England. - Author: Catharine Beecher
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#26. A delicacy of taste is favorable to love and friendship, by confining our choice to few people, and making us indifferent to the company and conversation of the greater part of men. - Author: David Hume
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#27. Orientals, and the Malays in particular, are a sensitive people: delicacy of sentiment is predominant with them. - Author: Jose Rizal
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#28. If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power. - Author: William Hazlitt
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#29. People who do not need to please are irresistible because they radiate wholeness, a rare delicacy in a world of hungry hearts. - Author: Alan Cohen
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#30. Her eyes, nose, hands, feet ... Each part was a supreme delicacy, and I was insatiable. - Author: Jun'ichiro Tanizaki
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#31. What an antithetical mind! - tenderness, roughness - delicacy, coarseness - sentiment, sensuality - soaring and groveling, dirt and deity - all mixed up in that one compound of inspired clay! - Author: Lord Byron
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#32. Like most qualities, cuteness is delineated by what it isn't. Most people aren't cute at all, or if so they quickly outgrow their cuteness ... Elegance, grace, delicacy, beauty, and a lack of self-consciousness: a creature who knows he is cute soon isn't. - Author: William S. Burroughs
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#33. Such delicacies are relationships. - Author: Pawan Mishra
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#34. I go "I just want a cup of black coffee." She goes "Do you want to try a biscotti? They're from Italy and they're considered a delicacy." Have you ever eaten one of these things? It tastes like a burned cookie. Where I'm from, that's considered a mistake. - Author: Bill Engvall
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#35. In her desire, she confused the sensual pleasures of luxury with the joys of the heart, elegance of manner with delicacy of feeling. - Author: Gustave Flaubert
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#36. Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. - Author: Alexander Pope
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#37. There is a close relationship between flowers and convicts. The fragility and delicacy of the former are of the same nature as the brutal insensitivity of the latter. - Author: Jean Genet
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#38. Taking offense has become America's national pastime; being theatrically offended supposedly signifies the exquisitely refined moral delicacy of people who feel entitled to pass through life without encountering ideas or practices that annoy them. - Author: George Will
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#39. An appearance of delicacy is inseparable from sweetness and gentleness of character. - Author: Lydia Sigourney
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#40. Nothing is so disgusting to our sex as want of cleanliness and delicacy in yours. - Author: Thomas Jefferson
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#41. Such lovely warmth of thought and delicacy of colour are beyond all praise, and equally beyond all thanks! - Author: Marie Corelli
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#42. There are proud men of so much delicacy that it almost conceals their pride, and perfectly excuses it. - Author: Walter Savage Landor
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#43. Promises XI. A Companion Picture XII. The Fellow of Delicacy XIII. The Fellow of No Delicacy XIV. The Honest Tradesman - Author: Charles Dickens
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#44. Sublime delicacy of rose; how wonderful your heart, smells of our love. - Author: Kristian Goldmund Aumann
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#45. The delicacy, the impermanence, the emptiness of mind states. Just like the weather, they blow in and out. Good mood. Bad mood. Tranquil mood. Frazzled mood [p. 105]. - Author: Sylvia Boorstein
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#46. Neither refinement nor delicacy is indispensable to produce elegance. - Author: Johann Kaspar Lavater
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#47. Are not beauty and delicacy the same? - Author: E. M. Forster
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#48. No one but another painter could know the delicacy required to balance the complexities, to keep reality at bay in order to remain in the innermost center of his work. - Author: Susan Vreeland
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#49. Refined and delicate natures understand the cat. Women, poets, and artists hold it in great esteem, for they recognize the exquisite delicacy of its nervous system; indeed, only coarse natures fail to discern the natural distinction of the cat. - Author: Champfleury
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#50. A vast engine of wonderful delicacy and intricacy, a machine that is like the tools of the Titans put in your hands. This machinery, in its external fabric so massive and so exquisitely adjusted, and in its internal fabric making new categories of thought, new ways of thinking about life. - Author: Charles Ferguson
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#51. Femininity is not just lipstick, stylish hairdos, and trendy clothes. It is the divine adornment of humanity. It finds expression in your qualities of your capacity to love, your spirituality, delicacy, radiance, sensitivity, creativity, charm, graciousness, gentleness, dignity, and quiet strength. - Author: James E. Faust
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#52. Delicacy - a sad, sad false delicacy - robs literature of the two best things among its belongings: Family-circle narratives & obscene stories. - Author: Mark Twain
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#53. Fellow of No Delicacy XIV. The Honest Tradesman XV. Knitting XVI. - Author: Charles Dickens
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#54. Be not intimidated ... nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberties by any pretense of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery and cowardice. - Author: John Adams
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#55. ...love is as much an art as painting or living; it requires practice, finesse, determination, humility, energy and delicacy. - Author: Hannah Mary Rothschild
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#56. The transaction between a writer and the spirit of the age is one of infinite delicacy, and upon a nice arrangement between the two the whole fortune of his works depend. - Author: Virginia Woolf
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#57. Tam knew what I was saying. He stared at me, his expression unreadable. "I need you to support the ceiling above the tear I'm going to make."
"Yeah, yeah. I got it. You pull; I push. Let's go!"
"I need control and delicacy, Raine."
I snorted. "Too bad you're stuck with me. - Author: Lisa Shearin
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#58. Jasmine, the name of which signifies fragrance, is the emblem of delicacy and elegance. It is reared with difficulty in New England, but at the South, puts forth all its graces. - Author: Dorothea Dix
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#59. You always remember the delicacy of the work you do on a new play - the delicacy and the rigor and the courage. - Author: Lindsay Duncan
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#60. An appearance of delicacy, and even fragility, is almost essential to beauty. - Author: Edmund Burke
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#61. But I am not going to give every detail. Some things lose their fragrance when opened to the air, and there are stirrings of the soul which cannot be put into words without destroying their delicacy. - Author: John Beevers
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#62. I hope you will no longer accuse me of a lack of delicacy. as I now count on your understanding. - Author: Gustav Mahler
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#63. I think, don't you, that a girl with any delicacy of feeling couldn't bring herself to marry a man indirectly responsible for her father's death. No matter how much she was in love with him. - Author: Wallace Stegner
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#64. What king has he not taught state, as Talma taught Napoleon? What maiden has not found him finer than her delicacy? What lover has he not outloved? What sage has he not outseen? What gentleman has he not instructed in the rudeness of his behavior? - Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
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#65. Foie gras is sold as an expensive delicacy in some restaurants and shops. But no one pays a higher price for foie gras than the ducks and geese who are abused and killed to make it. - Author: Kate Winslet
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#66. A man wasn't equal to an animal, not one particle of him. Human life was stinking corrupt, and meanwhile there were beautiful creatures who lived with delicacy on the earth without doing anyone harm. "We should be dying." the judge almost wept. - Author: Kiran Desai
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#67. And may you live to see it,' said Fermin, as he signalled to the siren from Calle Escudillers to start displaying her wares.
I saw her caress the old man with infinite delicacy,
kissing the tears that fell down his cheeks. - Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
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#68. Beauty, delicacy and position-these were the foundations of courtly equestrianism - Author: Henning Eichberg
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#69. Delicacy is the genuine tint of virtue. - Author: Margaret Of Valois
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#70. Mrs. Bostwick's face was heavy and lethargic, without any strength or delicacy, and it bore the deep marks of what must have been a habitual dissatisfaction. - Author: John Edward Williams
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#71. I don't need jewels and cars. It's about the delicacy of the way I'm handled. - Author: Leonor Varela
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#72. A sandwich and a cup of coffee, and then off to violin-land, where all is sweetness and delicacy and harmony. - Author: Arthur Conan Doyle
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#73. Nature builds up her refined and invisible architecture, with a delicacy eluding our conception, yet with a symmetry and beauty which we are never weary of admiring. - Author: John Herschel
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#74. The Fellow of No Delicacy XIV. The Honest Tradesman XV. Knitting XVI. Still Knitting XVII. One Night XVIII. Nine - Author: Charles Dickens
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#75. I have an acute sense of delicacy. Naturally I am prejudiced in favour of virtue.
("The Accursed Cordonnier") - Author: Bernard Capes
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#76. Delicacy is to the affections what grace is to the beauty. - Author: Joseph Marie, Baron De Gerando
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#77. Flowers and fruit are never combined in one place: it is impossible that teeth and delicacies should exist simultaneously. - Author: Saib Tabrizi
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#78. I am indeed willing to acknowledge what I have done, an error and presumption. I will call it an error and presumption because I swerved from the accustomed flowery paths of female delicacy. - Author: Deborah Sampson
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#79. [Corneille] was inspired by Roman authors and Roman spirit, Racine with delicacy by the polished court of Louis XIV. - Author: Horace Walpole
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#80. The construction of temples of the Ionic order to Juno , Diana , Father Bacchus, and the other gods of that kind, will be in keeping with the middle position which they hold; for the building of such will be an appropriate combination of the severity of the Doric and the delicacy of the Corinthian . - Author: Marcus Vitruvius Pollio
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#81. Real sorrow is almost as difficult to discover as real poverty. An instinctive delicacy hides the rays of the one and the wounds of the other. - Author: Sophie Swetchine
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#82. With a cheery delicacy she divided my obsessions into three categories: acceptable, unacceptable, and hilarious. - Author: Steve Martin
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#83. Common sense, common care, common prudence, were all sunk in Mrs. Dashwood's romantic delicacy. - Author: Jane Austen
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#84. I muscled through the moment with my usual delicacy. - Author: Nicole Peeler
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#85. Only superficial minds approach an idea with delicacy. - Author: Emil Cioran
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#86. Lies are served like a fine delicacy. But beware, the truth of it all will sour, lodge in your throat, and choke your very existence if you continue to believe them. - Author: Jason E. Hodges
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#87. There is a delicacy in it equalled only by the daintiness of the elephant's trunk. - Author: Herman Melville
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#88. Colon has always thought that heroes had some special kind of clockwork that made them go out and die famously for god, country and apple pie, or whatever particular delicacy their mother made. It had never occurred to him that they might do it because they'd get yelled at if they didn't. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#89. Women lose their delicacy and refinement, when they are compelled night and day to haggle with their destiny over things pitifully small, and for this they are blamed by those whom their toil supports. - Author: Rabindranath Tagore
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#90. True delicacy, as true generosity, is more wounded by an offence from itself
if I may be allowed the expression
than to itself. - Author: Sir Fulke Greville
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#91. How sad is it when a luxurious imagination is obliged in self defense to deaden its delicacy in vulgarity, and riot in things attainable that it may not have leisure to go mad after things which are not. - Author: John Keats
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#92. My mom makes something called green pie, which I thought was a delicacy that many people only had at Thanksgiving, but it turns out it was just Jell-O with whipped cream on it. And it's delicious. - Author: Bobby Moynihan
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#93. A stammering man is never a worthless one. Physiology can tell you why. It is an excess of delicacy, excess of sensibility to the presence of his fellow creature, that makes him stammer. - Author: Thomas Carlyle
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#94. I've never met a woman with divine sweetness in her eyes, or a delicacy in her smile that was so glorious, that it made my heart ascend to grace. - Author: Lionel Suggs
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#95. a hymn then
not to birds but to words
which themselves feel
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and light, as if it were
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that flocks take flight. - Author: Kei Miller
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#96. When it comes to fashion or any high art, you have to have a combination of delicacy, along with taste. - Author: Erykah Badu
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#97. It is upon record, that three centuries ago the tongue of the Right Whale was esteemed a great delicacy in France, and commanded large prices there. - Author: Herman Melville
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#98. Gracefulness cannot subsist without ease; delicacy is not debility; nor must a woman be sick in order to please. Infirmity, and sickness may excite our pity, but desire and pleasure require the bloom and vigor of health. - Author: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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#99. We throw the whole drudgery of creation on one sex, and then imply that no female of any delicacy would initiate any effort in that direction. - Author: George Bernard Shaw
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#100. Turkey, unlike chicken, has very elegant characteristics. It has more of a cache than chicken. Turkey is a delicacy, so it should be presented in such a way. - Author: Todd English
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