Manners Quotes

Politics has rough manners, but it is a very useful thing.

Sir Bernard Rowland Crick

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

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

Benjamin Banneker

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

FranÁois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Paul Theroux

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

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
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