Etiquette Quotes

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

There's nothing in the world like etiquette In kingly chambers, or imperial halls, As also at the race and county balls.

Lord Byron

Presenting the cork is wine nonsense, a ritual invented by captains and sommeliers. The wine snob does not resent ritual. There is infinite ritual in the etiquette of serving wine. But most of it at least hints at style or purpose. Placing an unsightly cork on the tablecloth hints at absurdity.

Leonard S. Bernstein

By the etiquette of war, it is permitted to none below the rank of newspaper correspondent to dictate to the general in the field

Mark Twain

Etiquette requires us to admire the human race

Mark Twain

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.

Will Cuppy

If one does not have these five things there is no good in him: intellect, religion, etiquette, shame and good manners.

Husayn ibn

Every doctor will allow a colleague to decimate a whole countryside sooner than violate the bond of professional etiquette by giving him away.

George Bernard Shaw

A general rule of etiquette is that one apologizes for the unfortunate occurrence, but the unthinkable is unmentionable.

Judith Martin

Etiquette has no regard for moral qualities.

Douglas William Jerrold

We show wisdom by a decent conformity to social etiquette; it is excess of neatness or display that creates dandyism in men, and coquetry in women.

Robert Adam

Those who have mastered etiquette,who are entirely, impeccably right,would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

Dorothy Parker

There was a general whisper, toss, and wiggle, But etiquette forbade them all to giggle.

Lord Byron

Starch makes the gentleman, etiquette the lady.

George Bryan Brummell

Etiquette is the ceremonial code of polite life, more voluminous and minute in each portion of society according to its rank.

John Ramsay McCulloch

No matter how well you know the rules of etiquette, you will eventually offend someone who doesn't.

Don Rittner

Could I tell them I was sorry their loved one was dead, when he’d tried to kill me? There was no rule of etiquette for this; even my grandmother would have been stymied.

Charlaine Harris

Korell is that frequent phenomenon in history: the republic whose ruler has every attribute of the absolute monarch but the name. It therefore enjoyed the usual despotism unrestrained even by those two moderating influences in the legitimate monarchies: regal 'honor' and court etiquette.

Isaac Asimov

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