Delicacies are different across different countries and ages. Flamingo
tongue was a highly prized dish in ancient Rome, but is not eaten at all in modern times. Lobster
s were considered poverty food in North America until the mid-19th century, when they started being treated as they were in Europe - a delicacy.
Delicacy is the genuine tint of virtue.
Many things are too delicate to be thought; many more, to be spoken.
An appearance of delicacy is inseparable from sweetness and gentleness of character.
True delicacy, that most beautiful heart-leaf of humanity, exhibits itself most significantly in little things.
Delicacy is to the affections what grace is to the beauty.
Weak men often, from the very principle of their weakness, derive a certain susceptibility, delicacy and taste which render them, in those particulars, much superior to men of stronger and more consistent minds, who laugh at them.
Delicacy is to the mind what fragrance is to the fruit.