Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
The high point of civilization is that you can hate me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that allows us to deal with each other because if we acted solely upon our impulse we'd probably go to war.
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
Etiquette requires us to admire the human race.
The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.
Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.
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.
Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Etiquette can be at the same time a means of approaching people and of staying clear of them.
Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
The Australian Book of Etiquette is a very slim volume.
We show wisdom by a decent conformity to social etiquette; it is excess of neatness or display that creates dandyism in men, and coquetry in women.
Etiquette is the ceremonial code of polite life, more voluminous and minute in each portion of society according to its rank.
In society it is etiquette for ladies to have the best chairs and get handed things. In the home the reverse is the case. This is why ladies are more sociable than gentlemen.
A general rule of etiquette is that one apologizes for the unfortunate occurrence, but the unthinkable is unmentionable.
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
Protocol is etiquette with a government expense account.
Etiquette has no regard for moral qualities.
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