Class never runs scared. It is sure-footed and confident in the knowledge
that you can meet life head-on and handle whatever comes along.Jacob had
it. Esaue didn't. Symbolically, we can look to Jacob's wrestling match
with the angel. Those who have class have wrestled with their own personal
angel and won a victory that marks them thereafter.
Class never makes excuses.
It takes it lumps and learns from past mistakes.
Class is considerate of
others. It knows that good manners are nothing more than a series of small
Class bespeaks an
aristocracy that has nothing to do with ancestors or money. The most
affluent blueblood can be totally without class while the descendant of a
Welsh miner may ooze class from every pore.
Class never tries to build
itself up 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 its virtue and talk with crowds and keep the common
touch". Everyone is comfortable with the person who has class because
he is comfortable with himself.
If you have class, you
don't need much of anything else. If you don't have it, no matter what
else you have, it doesn't make much difference.