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
  • Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
    Source: As quoted in Friends Intelligencer Vol. XI
  • 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.
  • Bill Kelly
    Bill Kelly
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    Good manners are just a way of showing other people that we have respect for them.
    Source: Blast from the Past
  • 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.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
  • 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.
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