Saturday, January 20, 2018

"You've either got or you haven't got class..."

Ann Landers was a pen name created by Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist Ruth Crowley in 1943 and taken over by Esther Pauline "Eppie" Lederer in 1955. For 56 years, the Ask Ann Landers syndicated advice column was a regular feature in many newspapers across North America. Owing to this popularity, "Ann Landers", though fictional, became something of a national institution and cultural icon.
(More at Wikipedia, HERE).

While much of the advice dished out by "Ann Landers" writers would now feel seriously dated, the following quote, on how to have 'class' endures .

"Class never runs scared.
It is sure-footed and confident.
It can handle anything that comes along.
Class has a sense of humor.
It knows a good laugh is the best lubricant for oiling the machinery of human relations.

Class never makes excuses.
It takes its lumps and learns from past mistakes.
Class knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small, inconsequential sacrifices.

Class bespeaks an aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money.
Some wealthy “blue bloods” have no class, while individuals who are struggling to make ends meet are loaded with it.

Class is real.
It can’t be faked.

Class never tried to build itself by tearing others down.
Class is already up and need not strive to look better by making others look worse.

Class can “walk with kings and keep it’s virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common touch.” Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because that person is comfortable with himself.

If you have class, you’ve got it made.

If you don’t have class, no matter what else you have, it doesn’t make any difference."

― Ann Landers


A Casual Reader said...


Twilight said...

A Casual Reader ~ LOL!
President Trump: "I have the best class, best ever! Wonderful class. Nobody has ever had the amount of class I have. I can walk with kings and talk with crowds and they love me - they love me bigly! Anything else is all fake news!.

A Casual Reader said...

LOL, Twilight! I wondered, after posting, whether I should have said more, but I'm glad that you understood me. Thanks for that. Cheers.