Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Air and manners are more expressive than words.
Manners are the ornament of action.
The society of women is the element of good manners.
What once were vices are manners now.
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
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.
Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.
Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
Manhood is melted into courtesies, valor into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too.
A moral, sensible, and well-bred manWill not affront me, and no other can.
Good manners require space and time.
A well-bred carriage is difficult to imitate; for in strictness it is negative, and it implies a long-continued previous training.
Manners form the great charm of women.
Modesty is bred of self-reverence. Fine manners are the mantle of fair minds.
Real good-breeding is independent of the forms and refinements of what has assumed to itself the name of society.
Manners are the root, laws only the trunk and branches. Manners are the archetypes of laws. Manners are laws in their infancy; laws are manners fully grown,--or, manners are children, which, when they grow up, become laws.
As a man's salutations, so is the total of his character; in nothing do we lay ourselves so open as in our manner of meeting and salutation.
There is a policy in manner. I have heard one, not inexperienced in the pursuit of fame, give it his earnest support, as being the surest passport to absolute and brilliant success.
Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence.
All good conversation, manners, and action come from a spontaneity which forgets usages and makes the moment great.
Good breeding consists in having no particular mark of any profession, but a general elegance of manners.
The charm of fine manners is music and sculpture and picture to many who do not pretend to appreciation of these arts.
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