Ward

Famous quotes containing the word ward:

    Books treating of etiquette ... are often written by dancing-masters and Turveydrops and others knowing little of the customs of the best society of any land.
    —Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)

    Moral qualities rule the world, but at short distances the senses are despotic.
    —Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)

    That man is to be pitied who cannot enjoy social intercourse without eating and drinking. The lowest orders, it is true, cannot imagine a cheerful assembly without the attractions of the table, and this reflection alone should induce all who aim at intellectual culture to endeavor to avoid placing the choicest phases of social life on such a basis.
    —Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824–1899)