Manners Quotes

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.


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.

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

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Updated On : October 29, 2013
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