Etiquette Quotes

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

Etiquette is the invention of wise men to keep fools at a distance.

Sir Richard Steele

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

There's nothing in the world like etiquette In kingly chambers, or imperial halls, As also at the race and county balls.

Lord Byron

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.

Will Cuppy

Etiquette requires us to admire the human race

Mark Twain

By the etiquette of war, it is permitted to none below the rank of newspaper correspondent to dictate to the general in the field

Mark Twain

No matter how well you know the rules of etiquette, you will eventually offend someone who doesn't.

Don Rittner

It is wise to apply the oil of refined politeness to the mechanisms of friendship.

Colette

Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.

Thomas Sowell

Manners maketh man.

William of Wykeham

Etiquette is the ceremonial code of polite life, more voluminous and minute in each portion of society according to its rank.

John Ramsay McCulloch

Starch makes the gentleman, etiquette the lady.

George Bryan Brummell

There was a general whisper, toss, and wiggle, But etiquette forbade them all to giggle.

Lord Byron

Those who have mastered etiquette,who are entirely, impeccably right,would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

Dorothy Parker

We show wisdom by a decent conformity to social etiquette; it is excess of neatness or display that creates dandyism in men, and coquetry in women.

Robert Adam

Etiquette has no regard for moral qualities.

Douglas William Jerrold

The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork

Oscar Wilde

A general rule of etiquette is that one apologizes for the unfortunate occurrence, but the unthinkable is unmentionable.

Judith Martin

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.

Stanley Walker

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Updated On : October 19, 2008
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