Manners Quotes

For as laws are necessary that good manners be preserved, so there is need of good manners that law may be maintained

Niccolo Machiavelli

An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.

Robert A. Heinlein

Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass

Sir John Vanbrugh

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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Sculpture and painting have the effect of teaching us manners and abolishing hurry.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be.

Mary Wortley Montagu

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

Paul Edward Theroux`

Manners maketh man.

William of Wykeham

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.

James Russell Lowell

Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world.

Lord Chesterfield

I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.

Og Mandino

A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.

Lord Chesterfield

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

Rita Mae Brown

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.

Amy Vanderbilt
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