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Manners Quotes

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With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Related topics: Wisdom Cynical Self Values

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
- Margaret Walker

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
- Wendell Willkie

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Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse.
Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
- Jonathan Swift

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual,
but a species.
- Henry Fielding

Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
- Mary Wilson Little

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
- Clarence Thomas

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
- Colley Cibber

On the Continent people have good food;
in England people have good table manners.
- George Mikes

Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed
in institutions and manners,
of the principle that an equal degree of attention
is due to the needs of all human beings.
- Simone Weil

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.
- William Gilbert

Manners are like the shadows of virtues,
they are the momentary display of those qualities which
our fellow creatures love and respect.
- Sydney Smith

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else.
The same with good manners.
- Mignon McLaughlin

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy
manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
- James Russell Lowell

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.
- Enid Bagnold

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that
will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents.
- Roger Moore

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an
influence more powerful over many than the worth of
character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

There are three subjects on which the knowledge of
the medical profession in general is woefully weak;
they are manners,
morals, and medicine.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
- Fred Astaire

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures.
Amuse as well as instruct.
If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think
and make him like and believe you.
- Alfred E. Smith

The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them
indistinguishable from rudeness.
- Paul Theroux

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain;
all real deformity means want for manners or of heart.
- John Ruskin

A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners.
For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
- Henry James

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being
oversensitive about table manners.
- Evelyn Waugh

I have a respect for manners as such,
they are a way of dealing with people
you don't agree with or like.
- Margaret Mead

Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted.
- Algernon Sidney

Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
- Bennett Cerf

You lose your manners when you are poor.
- Lillian Hellman

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
- Loretta Young

You can get through life with bad manners,
but it's easier with good manners.
- Lillian Gish

Evil communication corrupts good manners.
I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
- Benjamin Banneker

Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
- Bryant H. McGill

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Manners are love in a cool climate.
- Quentin Crisp

It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept
one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially -
like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye.
- David Ogilvy

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
- Horace Mann

Beware of a man with manners.
- Eudora Welty

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
- George Orwell

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores -
Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
- Oliver Hudson

Taste is more to do with manners than appearances.
Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
- Stephen Bayley

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man.
- Richard Whately

The most important of all revolutions,
a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
- Edmund Burke

I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces,
for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
- Og Mandino

Men and women must be educated, in a great degree,
by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

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

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for
the alien who comes among us.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

We are justified in enforcing good morals,
for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified
in enforcing good manners,
for good manners always mean our own manners.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
- Alfred P. Sloan

Persian social manners are well known,
and there is no other society that can compete with them.
- Moshe Katsav

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

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
- Rita Mae Brown

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own,
and custom is no argument with them.
- Thomas Hardy

You learn, just as you learn good manners,
how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
- Robert MacNeil

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
- Honore de Balzac

Clothes and manners do not make the man;
but when he is made,
they greatly improve his appearance.
- Arthur Ashe

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
- Mary Wilson Little

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars.
I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners,
clean morals and clean characters.
- John Burns

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad
manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
- Walt Whitman


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