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Famous Quotes & Quotations About Manners:

Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
~ Author Unknown.

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

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.

Is man a savage at heart, skinned o'er with fragile Manners? Or is savagery but a faint taint in the natural man's gentility, which erupts now and again like pimples on an angel's arse?
~ John Barth, The Sot-Weed Factor, 1960.

It's not a slam at you when people are rude - it's a slam at the people they've met before.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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.

Life be not so short but that there is always time for courtesy.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use.
~ Emily Post.

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

Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
~ Author Unknown.

I don't think you want too much sincerity in society. It would be like an iron girder in a house of cards.
~ W. Somerset Maugham.

Many who would not take the last cookie would take the last lifeboat.
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

Outcomes rarely turn on grand gestures or the art of the deal, but on whether you've sent someone a thank-you note.
~ Bernie Brillstein, The Little Stuff Matters Most.

People count up the faults of those who keep them waiting.
~ French Proverb.

Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference.
~ Cesare Pavese, This Business of Living: Diaries.

Politeness is the art of choosing among one's real thoughts.
~ Abel Stevens.

Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
~ Arthur Schopenhauer.

Says the rude child: "No, I won't do it." Says the courteous grown-up: "Yes, I won't do it."
~ Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic's Notebook, 1960.

There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
~ E.V. Lucas.

Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.
~ Author Unknown.

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