Manners Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Manners

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Beware of a man with manners.
~By Eudora Welty ~


The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
~By J. Irwin Miller ~


To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
~By Randall Jarrell ~


For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited.
~By Robert Rainy ~


The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in.
~By George Saintsbury ~


Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted.
~By Algernon Sidney ~


Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.
~By Roger Moore ~


On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners.
~By George Mikes ~


Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
~By Loretta Young ~


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


I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux.
~By Zebulon Pike ~


The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
~By Wendell Willkie ~


I learned everything from that show, so it's just a wonderful memory to me. A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show... I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing!
~By Selena Gomez ~


The show is like an Edwardian play - emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in.
~By Jason Alexander ~


I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
~By Oliver Goldsmith ~


Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
~By George Orwell ~


We were taught manners and we had to do our chores - Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
~By Oliver Hudson ~


Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
~By Bennett Cerf ~


I hope that 9/11 has grouped us as one, and in doing so it has united us. Perhaps as a unit we can help each other get ahead, survive and succeed in this free world. And hey guys, let's not forget out manners!!
~By Doug Davidson ~


An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
~By Robert A. Heinlein ~


Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
~By Mary Wilson Little ~


You lose your manners when you are poor.
~By Lillian Hellman ~


Nations are equal in respect to each other, and entitled to claim equal consideration for their rights, whatever may be their relative dimensions or strength or however greatly they may differ in government, religion or manners.
~By James Kent ~


Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
~By Lord Acton ~


Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners.
~By Alexis de Tocqueville ~


Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
~By Horace Mann ~


You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.
~By Lillian Gish ~


Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.
~By Stephen Bayley ~


You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
~By Rita Mae Brown ~


When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
~By Helen Rowland ~


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.
~By Richard Whately ~


Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people.
~By William John Wills ~


Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child.
~By Alexander Pope ~


Manners are love in a cool climate.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
~By Alfred P. Sloan ~


Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
~By Mary Wilson Little ~


Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
~By Enid Bagnold ~


He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.
~By William Gilbert ~


Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
~By Flannery O'Connor ~


Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
~By Thomas Hardy ~


Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners.
~By Robert Grosseteste ~


The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
~By Edmund Burke ~


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.
~By Jonathan Swift ~


I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species.
~By Henry Fielding ~


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.
~By Emily Post ~


Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
~By Arthur Ashe ~


There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine.
~By Gerald F. Lieberman ~


To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
~By Walt Whitman ~


Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us.
~By Katharine Fullerton Gerould ~


Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
~By Sydney Smith ~


You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters.
~By John Burns ~


Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
~By Clarence Thomas ~


It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known.
~By Thomas Malthus ~


Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
~By Margaret Walker ~


Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
~By Simone Weil ~


Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
~By Aleister Crowley ~


Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
~By Benjamin Banneker ~


Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
~By Ralph Waldo Emerson ~


Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


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


A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.
~By Mignon McLaughlin ~


The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
~By Solomon Ibn Gabirol ~


Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance.
~By Marguerite Gardiner ~


The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.
~By Paul Theroux ~


Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
~By Robert MacNeil ~


I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown.
~By Henry Walter Bates ~


Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man.
~By Richard Whately ~


We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.
~By Gilbert K. Chesterton ~


It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially - like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye.
~By David Ogilvy ~


Indeed, Miss Manners has come to believe that the basic political division in this country is not between liberals and conservatives but between those who believe that they should have a say in the love lives of strangers and those who do not.
~By Judith Martin ~


I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
~By Og Mandino ~


Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
~By Colley Cibber ~


Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one... If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it.
~By Philip Pullman ~


We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to - be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted.
~By Richard V. Allen ~


A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


Persian social manners are well known, and there is no other society that can compete with them.
~By Moshe Katsav ~


She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
~By Louisa May Alcott ~


Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful.
~By Charles Simmons ~


Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.
~By Alfred E. Smith ~


Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be.
~By Mary Wortley Montagu ~


Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners. I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's no kind of agreed form of manners.
~By John McGahern ~


This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it.
~By Adelbert von Chamisso ~


I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time.
~By Katie Couric ~


Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
~By Evelyn Waugh ~


Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
~By Anthony Trollope ~

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