|To be born in a good family is a useful
qualification. Consistency in thought, word and deed and a quick reaction against anything
mean or improper are natural to persons well-born.
A kind of instinctive resistance keeps them
front doing anything mean.
Old families though poor and unable to be
munificent maintain their standard of right conduct.
They have something to lose though
possessed of no wealth, viz., the credit of their families, which keeps them from deceit
Any fault of theirs, however small, is
observed by the world and shows out clear even like the spots in the moon.