Manners Quotes

Beloved-of-the-Gods speaks thus: Father and mother should be respected and so should elders, kindness to living beings should be made strong and the truth should be spoken. In these ways, the Dhamma should be promoted. Likewise, a teacher should be honored by his pupil and proper manners should be shown towards relations. This is an ancient rule that conduces to long life. Thus should one act.

Ashoka the Great

Manners require time, as nothing is more vulgar than haste.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our manners, our civilization, and all the good things connected with manners and civilization, have, in this European world of ours, depended for ages upon two principles: I mean the spirit of a gentleman, and the spirit of religion.

Edmund Burke

England with all thy faults, I love thee still-- My country! and, while yet a nook is left Where English minds and manners may be found, Shall be constrained to love thee.

William Cowper

The man who is admired for the ingenuity of his larceny is almost always rediscovering some earlier form of fraud. The basic forms are all known, have all been practiced. The manners of capitalism improve. The morals may not.

John Kenneth Galbraith

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

Mignon McLaughlin

I love everything thats old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.

Oliver Goldsmith

Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful

Charles Simmons

Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind

Fran┴ois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Paul Theroux

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

Emily Post

Do not teach treason to your friends and to other seekers. Dress and manners have become polished now; but the inner man has deteriorated in virtue and faith!

Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners.

Lord Chesterfield

Golf is a game not just of manners but of morals.

Art Spander

Repeal that [welfare] law, and you will soon see a change in their manners. ... Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more will be done for their happiness by inuring them to provide for themselves, than could be done by dividing all your estates among them.

Benjamin Franklin

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

Henry Ward Beecher

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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. People who do not want writers to write about violence want to stop them writing about us and our time. It would be immoral not to write about violence.

Edward Bond

Man's Reason is in such deep insolvency to sense, that tho' she guide his highest flight heav'nward, and teach him dignity morals manners and human comfort, she can delicatly and dangerously bedizen the rioting joys that fringe the sad pathways of Hell.

Robert Seymour Bridges

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions, but laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. We might as well require a man to wear still the coat which fitted him when a boy as civilized society to remain ever under the regimen of their barbarous ancestors

Thomas Jefferson

A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.

Honore De Balzac

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

Benjamin Banneker

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

Husayn ibn

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