manners

Manners quotes
Manners
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance

- Beecher, Henry Ward
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.

- Fred Astaire
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.

- William Shakespeare
Among well bred people a mutual deference is affected, contempt for others is disguised; authority concealed; attention given to each in his turn; and an easy stream of conversation maintained without vehemence, without interruption, without eagerness for victory, and without any airs of superiority.

- Hume, David
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.

- Richard Whately
Children are natural mimics -- they act like their parents in spite of every attempt to teach them good manners.

'Tis a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
DUEL, n. A formal ceremony preliminary to the reconciliation of two enemies. Great skill is necessary to its satisfactory observance; if awkwardly performed the most unexpected and deplorable consequences sometimes ensue. A long time ago a man lost his life in a duel. That dueling's a gentlemanly vice I hold; and wish that it had been my lot To live my life out in some favored spot -- Some country where it is considered nice To split a rival like a fish, or slice A husband like a spud, or with a shot Bring down a debtor doubled in a knot And ready to be put upon the ice. Some miscreants there are, whom I do long To shoot, to stab, or some such way reclaim The scurvy rogues to better lives and manners, I seem to see them now -- a mighty throng. It looks as if to challenge _me_ they came, Jauntily marching with brass bands and banners! Xamba Q. Dar

- Ambrose Bierce
Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.

- Burke, Edmund
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

- Post, Emily
When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.

- Rowland, Helen
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

- Lord Acton
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

- Emerson, Ralph Waldo
In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.

- Bagnold, Enid
If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.

- Maclaren, Alexander
Teach your child to hold his tongue; he'll learn fast enough to speak.

- Franklin, Benjamin
Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

- Bible
Whoever is admitted or sought for, in company, upon any other account than that of his merit and manners, is never respected there, but only made use of. We will have such-a-one, for he sings prettily; we will invite such-a-one to a ball, for he dances well; we will have such-a-one at supper, for he is always joking and laughing; we will ask another because he plays deep at all games, or because he can drink a great deal. These are all vilifying distinctions, mortifying preferences, and exclude all ideas of esteem and regard. Whoever is had (as it is called) in company for the sake of any one thing singly, is singly that thing, and will never be considered in any other light; consequently never respected, let his merits be what they will.

- Chesterfield, Lord
Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.

- Vanderbilt, Amy
The highest perfection of politeness is only a beautiful edifice, built, from the base to the dome, of ungraceful and gilded forms of charitable and unselfish lying.

- Twain, Mark



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