04/18/2012 12:27 pm ET | Updated Apr 18, 2012

Maggie Smith On 'Downton Abbey': 10 Life Lessons From The Dowager Countess

Dame Maggie Smith is not leaving "Downton Abbey," the show's producers announced yesterday. Everyone breathe.

Although rumors were flying surrounding the Dowager Countess’ supposed exit from the smash-hit period drama, Carnival Film and Television Limited told the Los Angeles Times that "there is no truth in the story that Maggie is leaving the show."

To celebrate the fact that TV’s most astute, delightfully blunt matriarch is not meeting her demise, we decided to reflect on what she's taught us thus far.

The Dowager Countess never let's us forget that she knows best, which is of course one of the reasons we love her. Here are some of her best one-liners on love, marriage and appropriate houseguest comportment -- and the important life lessons we gleaned from them.

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10 Life Lessons From The Dowager Countess