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.
A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones.
Learn young about hard work and manners - and you'll be through the whole dirty mess and nicely dead again before you know it.
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.
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.
Nothing, except what flows from the heart, can render even external manners truly pleasing.
Serenity of manners is the zenith of beauty.
Morals and manners will rise or decline with our attention to grammar.
Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
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.
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.
It is altogether reasonable to conclude that the heavenly bodies, alias worlds, which move or are situate within the circle of our knowledge, as well all others throughout immensity, are each and every one of them possessed or inhabited by some intelligent agents or other, however different their sensations or manners of receiving or communicating their ideas may be from ours, or however different from each other. For why would it not have been as wise or as consistent with the perfections which we adore in God, to have neglected giving being to intelligence in this world as in those other worlds, interspersed with another of various qualities in his immense creation? And inasmuch as this world is thus replenished, we may, with the highest rational certainty infer, that as God has given us to rejoice, and adore him for our being, he has acted consistent with his goodness, in the display of his providence throughout the university of worlds.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
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