Manners Quotes

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

Amy Vanderbilt

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

Rita Mae Brown

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

Lord Chesterfield

To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.

Voltaire

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.

Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like

Margaret Mead

You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.

Lillian Gish

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

Richard Whately

Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.

Evelyn Waugh

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones

Wendell L. Willkie

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.

Edmund Burke

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

Margaret Walker

A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.

Cicero

The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.

Gabirol

Learn young about hard work and manners - and you'll be through the whole dirty mess and nicely dead again before you know it.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Good manners can replace morals. It may be years before anyone knows if what you are doing is right. But if what you are doing is nice, it will be immediately evident.

P.J. O'Rourke

There are men whose manners have the same essential splendor as the simple and awful sculpture on the friezes of the Parthenon, and the remains of the earliest Greek art.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Nothing, except what flows from the heart, can render even external manners truly pleasing.

Hugh Blair

Serenity of manners is the zenith of beauty.

Fredrika Bremer

Morals and manners will rise or decline with our attention to grammar.

Jason Chamberlain

Manners are the happy way of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love --now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dewdrops which give such depth to the morning meadows.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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