Manners Quotes

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

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

A gentleman is any man who wouldn’t hit a woman with his hat on.
– Fred Allen

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rudeness is a weak imitation of strength.
– Eric Hoffer

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

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

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

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

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

There is always a best way of doing everything, if it be only to boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Charming people live up to the very edge of their charm, and behave as outrageously as the world will let them.
– Logan Pearsall Smith

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

It is a mistake that there is no bath that will cure people’s manners, but drowning would help.
– Mark Twain

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

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

Ah, men do not know how much strength is in poise that he goes the farthest who goes far enough.
– James Russell Lowell

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

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