Quotes: manners

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  • James Russell Lowell
    James Russell Lowell
    American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat 1819-1891
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    I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
  • Henry James
    Henry James
    American author 1843-1916
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    A man who pretends to understand women is ad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Bad manners make a journalist.
  • Alfred P. Sloan
    Alfred P. Sloan
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    Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners.
  • Henry Ward Beecher
    Henry Ward Beecher
    American Congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, and speaker 1813-1887
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    Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
  • Amy Vanderbilt
    Amy Vanderbilt
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    Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them.
  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    French writer 1754-1824
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    Grace is in garments, in movements, in manners; beauty in the nude, and in forms. This is true of bodies; but when we speak of feelings, beauty is in their spirituality, and grace in their moderation.
  • Edith Wharton
    Edith Wharton
    American Author 1862-1937
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    I despair of the Republic! Such dreariness, such whining sallow women, such utter absence of the amenities, such crass food, crass manners, crass landscape!! What a horror it is for a whole nation to be developing without the sense of beauty, and eating bananas for breakfast.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines; and, I believe, Dorothy, you'll own I have been pretty fond of an old wife.
  • Enid Bagnold
    Enid Bagnold
    British writer, playwright 1889-1981
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    In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
  • Edmund Burke
    Edmund Burke
    English politician and philosopher 1729-1797
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    It is by imitation, far more than by precept, that we learn everything; and what we learn thus, we acquire not only more efficiently, but more pleasantly. This forms our manners, our opinions, our lives.
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