Manners Quotes

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.

Henry Ward Beecher

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

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.

Albert Einstein

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

Sir John Vanbrugh

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.

Fred Astaire

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

Niccolo Machiavelli

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

Richard Whately

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.

Horace Mann

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.

Clarence Thomas

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

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

Laurence Sterne

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.

Theodore Roosevelt

The basis of good manners is self-reliance.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Og Mandino

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

Lord Chesterfield

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

James Russell Lowell

We are not won by arguments that we can analyse, but by tone and temper, by the manner which is the man himself.

Samuel Butler

No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.

Bryant McGill

A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.

Bryant McGill

A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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 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

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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