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
Golf is a game not just of manners but of morals.
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
Grace is to the body, what good manners are to the mind
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
I love everything thats old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.
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.
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.
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.
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul
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.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like
You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.
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
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices
The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones
Manners are of more importance than laws... Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.
Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
The basis of good manners is self-reliance.
The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.