88 Total Quotes

Manners Quotes

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.
Mignon McLaughlin
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Public opinion, I am sorry to say, will bear a great deal of nonsense. There is scarcely any absurdity so gross, whether in religion, politics, science or manners, which it will not bear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Laurence Sterne
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Laurence Sterne
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Margaret Mead
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
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If you would win the world, melt it, do not hammer it.
Alexander MacLaren
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
Manners require time, as nothing is more vulgar than haste
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.
Persian Proverb
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Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass
Sir Vanbrugh
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Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
Alfred Sloan
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They were not progressing the right way in school, and they had a problem with their manners, their social manners,
Andrea Yates
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George Bernard Shaw
The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.
George Bernard Shaw
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Oliver Goldsmith
A traveler of taste will notice that the wise are polite all over the world, but the fool only at home.
Oliver Goldsmith
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I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
James Lowell
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The first thing we teach is manners, how to stand side by side in the wash rack or wherever.
Gary Lashinsky
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Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
Stephen Bayley
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I promise you this -- when you practice good manners, people notice, and in a positive way.
Deborah King
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Edmund Burke
The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
Edmund Burke
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I write about violence as naturally as Jane Austen wrote about manners. Violence shapes and obsesses our society, and if we do not stop being violent we have no future.
Edward Bond
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Robert A. Heinlein
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
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The society of women is the element of good manners
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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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
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The talent of a meat packer, the morals of a money changer, and the manners of an undertaker.
William White
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Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
Mary Little
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Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
Mary Little
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William Congreve
Where modesty's ill manners, 'tis but fitThat impudence and malice pass for wit.
William Congreve
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The only true source of politeness is consideration.
William Simms
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Parents are realizing that manners could become extinct, and they have to get on the ball and do something about it, ... Manners are not in the genes; they are not inherited. They must be taught and learned.
David Boyd
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Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
Stephen Bayley
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Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
Bryant McGill
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