Being Classy Sayings and Quotes

You don’t need etiquette school to be a class act. However, experiencing a public faux pas can really bruise your inner Sasha Fierce. If you feel you’re lacking in the sophistication department, remember being classy isn’t just about what you wear. It’s an attitude—a presence. Below you’ll find a curated collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous being classy quotes, proverbs, and sayings.

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.     

Coco Chanel

Elegance is a glowing inner peace. Grace is an ability to give as well as to receive and be thankful. Mystery is a hidden laugh always ready to surface! Glamour only radiates if there is a sublime courage & bravery within: glamour is like the moon; it only shines because the sun is there.     

C. JoyBell C.

True class can never receive the highest grade..for its grade is endless.     

Denise Newsome

Dressing well is a form of good manners.     

Tom Ford

I dress in a sophisticated and classy way - I always dress in a way I know my mother wouldn't be embarrassed to see.     

Jessie Ware

You may be a princess or the richest woman in the world, but you cannot be more than a lady     

Lady Randolph Churchill

Elegance is something more than ease--more than a freedom from awkwardness and restraint.--It implies precision, a polish, and a sparkling which is spirited, yet delicate.     

William Hazlitt

Class is a mysterious essence that comes in many forms, depending on the woman. It largely comes from a woman’s sense of herself – from confidence without brashness, from courtesy, from kindness, and often includes a distinct sense of style – though that style can be unique and unconventional.     

Selene Kinder

Tact is the ability to tell someone to go to hell in such a way that they look forward to the trip.     

Winston Churchill

I am by no means a Proper Patty. My grandmother had many bones to pick with me, even as a three year old ('you are never too young for etiquette'). But I was raised with a certain standard that I considered 'the norm.' Manners and class went hand-in-hand. One did not exist without the other. However, in today's society, expecting 'the norm' is like looking for water in the desert.     

Rachel Jablow

Ah, dinner time. A time when you can class it up, or inadvertently do the opposite.     

Sara Altschule

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.     

Laurence Sterne

Every woman is after a kind of classy image.     

Evangeline Lilly

Being classy isn't a choice. Its a lifestyle.     


Being classy is a culmination of being yourself, being positive, and doing good in all the places you can by all the means you can. Clothes, hair, music, film....none of these things a classy person make.     


I don't consider myself a goody-goody, but I like to be perceived as classy.     

Kristen Johnston

Braininess is not attractive unless combined with some signs of elegance; class.     

Alice Munro

A truly elegant taste is generally accompanied with excellency of heart.     

Henry Fielding

In character, in manner, in style, in all the things, the supreme excellence is simplicity.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We're very sensitive about what we do, or don't do. We're sassy and classy.     

Nicole Scherzinger

Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.     

Coco Chanel

We have classy things and sexy things. We like to look pretty, no matter how big we get.     

Carol Johnson

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Be classy. Anything but trashy.     

Coco Chanel

The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.     

Jim Henson

There is more to being classy than simply being stylish and confident. Being classy means always being kind, respectful and polite, even to those who are unkind to you.     


She's just a very classy lady, always knows what to say and how to approach someone; she is very caring.     

Joy Smith

A guy wants a classy girl who is smart and has goals - someone that he wouldn't be afraid to bring home to his parents.     

Victoria Justice

Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity.     


Respect is love in plain clothes.     

Frankie Byrne