Manners Quotes

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

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Chivalry is a poor substitute for justice, if one cannot have both. Chivalry is something like the icing on cake, sweet, but not nourishing.
– Nellie McClung

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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

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The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S’s: Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy, and Serenity.
– Emily Post

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I don’t mind if you don’t like my manners. I don’t like them myself. They’re pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.
– Humphrey Bogart

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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

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Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
– Mark Twain

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

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This is the final test of a gentleman: his respect for those who can be of no possible service to him.
– William Lyon

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It doesn’t matter what you do in the bedroom as long as you don’t do it in the streets and frighten the horses.
– Mrs. Patrick Campbell

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At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
– W Somerset Maugham

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I can’t stand a naked light bulb, any more than I can stand a rude remark or a vulgar action.
– Tennessee Williams

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