"the beauty of a race or family, the charm and benevolence of their whole demeanor, is earned by labor: like genius, it is the final result of the accumulatory labor of generations.  one must have made great sacrifices to good taste, one must for its sake have done many things, left many things undone.  one must have preferred beauty to advantage, habit, opinion, indolence."

— the opening page of jacqueline bouvier: an intimate memoir, featuring words by friedrich nietzsche.