We are all born charming, fresh, and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
- Judith Martin
- When a child is born, so are grandmothers. - Judith Levy
- No civilized society can thrive upon victims, whose humanity has been permanently mutilated. - Anonymous
- A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful. - Judith Martin
- A civilized society is one which tolerates eccentricity to the point of doubtful sanity. - Robert Frost
- Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting readdress. - Judith Martin