Lady Violet, the Dowager Countess, is as wise and witty as ever. Here are some of her best lines from season three:
"Vulgarity is no substitute for wit."
"No one can accuse me of being modern, but even I can see it’s no crime to be young."
"People like us are never unhappily married."
"We don't always get our just desserts."
"I am a woman of many parts."
"Forgive? Perhaps. Forget? Never."
"An aristocrat with no servants is as much use to the county as a glass hammer."