Best Dowager Countess Quotes: 'Downton Abbey' Season Three

Lady Violet's best zingers and bon mots

Episode Three, to Carson
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Episode Three, to Carson

Carson: "Hard work and diligence weigh more than beauty in the real world."

Violet: "If only that were true."

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