Ward McAllister Quote
“A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend.”
Society as I Have Found it (1890 edition)
As quoted in: N.Y. Tribune, 25 March 1888
“Never give in — never, never, never, never, in nothing great or small, large or petty, never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense. Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy.”
Speech given at Harrow School, Harrow, England, October 29, 1941.
In Latin: "In regione caecorum rex est luscus." - Adagia (first published 1500, with numerous expanded editions through 1536), Book III, Century IV, No. 96
“Vanity and narcissism — the compulsive need to be admired and praised — undermine one's courage, for one then fights on someone else's conviction rather than one's own.”
Man's Search for Himself (1953)
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsWard McAllister
Died: 1895 (aged 68)
Bio: Samuel Ward McAllister was the self-appointed arbiter of New York society from the 1860s to the early 1890s.