Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
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.
A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart.
Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.
He who plants kindness gathers love.
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
Life is not so short but that there is always time enough for courtesy.
Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.
Life is short but there is always time for courtesy.
He who sows courtesy reaps friendship.
Children are natural mimics who act like their parents despite every effort to teach them good manners.
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe.
No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.
A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.
The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of 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.
A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him.
Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Intelligence and courtesy not always are combined; Often in a wooden house a golden room we find.
Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.
There can be no defence like elaborate courtesy.
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