Do not descend, but rise above so ill-mannered a person.
Could I tell them I was sorry their loved one was dead, when he’d tried to kill me? There was no rule of etiquette for this; even my grandmother would have been stymied.
Manners come down to a single principle, talk of nothing that might actually prove interesting.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
I remember manners, that's when people are scared to make other persons mad.
A polite enemy is just as difficult to discredit, as a rude friend is to protect.
A great reserve and severity of manners are necessary for the command of those who are older than ourselves.
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