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We could all learn a thing or two from Paul McCartney – and we’re not even talking about making beautiful music that affects multiple generations.

The legendary former Beatle said Saturday he bears no grudge against Heather Mills – despite acrimonious divorce proceedings that have seen lurid allegations about their marriage reported across the world.

The 64-year-old said it left him saddened, but determined to act with dignity.

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“There are certain things in life that are personal, and I think a relationship with a partner is intensely personal, and I prefer to keep it that way,” McCartney told British Broadcasting Corp. radio in an interview over the weekend.

Not everyone named Shanna Moakler or Travis Barker agrees, however. But McCartney carried on bravely.

“When you are going through difficulties, I think the thing to do for the sake of all the people concerned is to keep a certain dignity and remember that it is a private affair, and that way, you will probably get through it better,” he said.

McCartney said keeping details of the divorce private would “put less noses out of joint, and I think it is a more dignified way to go about it.”

He’s certainly correct. It’s just rare to see a celebrity act dignified. Have you seen this Anna Nicole Smith picture recently?

McCartney’s lawyers said he would vigorously defend himself against the allegations that he had physically abused his second wife.

“Life goes on, I do not hold grudges against anyone, I don’t blame anyone for the sadnesses that have happened to me. I am sad about them because it would stupid to be otherwise,” McCartney said. “I think life goes on, and it is what you make of it, so I am pretty optimistic.”

Amen, Sir Paul. We hope Sara Evans and others going through messy divorces read this.