Quotes About Manners

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J.D. Salinger
“I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”
J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

A.A. Milne
“Oh Tigger, where are your manners?"

"I don’t know, but I bet they’re having more fun than I am.”
A.A. Milne

Patrick Rothfuss
“Call a jack a jack. Call a spade a spade. But always call a whore a lady. Their lives are hard enough, and it never hurts to be polite.”
Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Roy T. Bennett
“Top 15 Things Money Can’t Buy
Time. Happiness. Inner Peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”
Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

Tim Burton
“Everything in this room is edible. Even I'm edible. But, that would be called canibalism. It is looked down upon in most societies.”
Tim Burton, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Thomas More
“For if you suffer your people to be ill-educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.”
Thomas More, Utopia

Steven Brust
“Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.”
Steven Brust, Jhereg

Oscar Wilde
“The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork.”
Oscar Wilde

Laurence Sterne
“Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners”
Laurence Sterne

Shannon L. Alder
“A true gentleman is one that apologizes anyways, even though he has not offended a lady intentionally. He is in a class all of his own because he knows the value of a woman's heart.”
Shannon L. Alder

Robert A. Heinlein
“A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Friday

Arthur Schopenhauer
“It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire. For politeness is like a counter--an avowedly false coin, with which it is foolish to be stingy.”
Arthur Schopenhauer, The Wisdom of Life and Counsels and Maxims

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ally Carter
“And Zach was taking his jacket off and draping it around my shoulders, which (according to Liz, who double checked with Macey) is the single-sexiest thing a guy can do.”
Ally Carter, Don't Judge a Girl by Her Cover

bell hooks
“Knowing how to be solitary is central to the art of loving. When we can be alone, we can be with others without using them as a means of escape.”
bell hooks

Kahlil Gibran
“The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.”
Kahlil Gibran

Alessandra Torre
“A gentleman holds my hand.
A man pulls my hair.
A soulmate will do both.”
Alessandra Torre

Shel Silverstein
“I'm making a list
I'm making a list of things I must say
For politeness,
And goodness and kindness and gentleness
Sweetness and rightness:
Hello
Pardon me
How are you?
Excuse me
Bless you
May I?
Thank you
Goodbye
If you know some that I've forgot,
Please stick them in you eye!”
Shel Silverstein, Where the Sidewalk Ends

John  Adams
“While our country remains untainted with the principles and manners which are now producing desolation in so many parts of the world; while she continues sincere, and incapable of insidious and impious policy, we shall have the strongest reason to rejoice our local destination. But should the people of America once become capable of that deep simulation towards one another, and towards foreign nations, which assumes the language of justice and moderation, while it is practising iniquity and extravagance, and displays in the most captivating manner the charming pictures of candour, frankness, and sincerity, while it is rioting in rapine and insolence, this country will be the most miserable habitation in the world.”
John Adams, Thoughts On Government Applicable To The Present State Of The American Colonies.: Philadelphia, Printed By John Dunlap, M,Dcc,Lxxxvi

Georgette Heyer
“It was growing late, and though one might stand on the brink of a deep chasm of disaster, one was still obliged to dress for dinner.”
Georgette Heyer, April Lady

Theodore Roosevelt
“Politeness [is] a sign of dignity, not subservience.”
Theodore Roosevelt

William Arthur Ward
“God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?”
William Arthur Ward

Kathy Griffin
“I was raised right — I talk about people behind their backs. It's called manners.”
Kathy Griffin

Rebecca McKinsey
“Being classy is my teenage rebellion.”
Rebecca McKinsey

Bryant McGill
“No one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy.”
Bryant McGill

Emily Post
“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.”
Emily Post

J.R.R. Tolkien
“Handsome is as handsome does”
J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

Tim Gunn
“I believe that treating other people well is a lost art.”
Tim Gunn, Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work

Mary Wollstonecraft
“It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity - and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.”
Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman

Christine Feehan
“-Mikhail?...Try making suggestions next time, or just plain asking. You go do whatever it is you're doing, and I'll go search you extensive library for a book on manners.
-You will not find it.
-Why am I not surprised?”
Christine Feehan, Dark Prince

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