Manners Quotes

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 Six days shalt thou labor, though one of the old commandments long treated as out of date, will again be looked upon as a respectable precept; industry will increase, and with it plenty among the lower people; their circumstances will mend, and more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

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

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

Husayn ibn

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners.

Laurence Sterne

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

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

Horace Mann

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man

Richard Whately
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