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1. "Jilly looked at it with a sinking heart. It was difficult enough when the exotic, undeniably gorgeous creature of her fantasies had turned out to be an obnoxious bully. Of course he had to have a Harley, as well, completing the perfect bad-boy image. With the tattooed teardrops on his high cheekbones and spiky, waist-length, flame-colored hair and his long, leather-clad legs and pointy-toed cowboy boots, he was almost irresistible, despite his manners.A Harley sealed the deal. He was all her adolescent fantasies come true.And it was time to grow up."
Author: Anne Stuart
2. "If a friend had a coronary scare and finally started exercising three days a week, who would hound him about the other four days? It's the worst of bad manners—and self-protection, I think, in a nervously cynical society—to ridicule the small gesture."
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
3. "The conspicuous consumption of limited resources has yet to be accepted widely as a spiritual error, or even bad manners"
Author: Barbara Kingsolver
4. "Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."
Author: Benjamin Banneker
5. "This self-congratulatory notion Americans have that their country is Number One is borne of ignorance and bad manners."
Author: Bryan Cranston
6. "Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred."
Author: Bryant H. McGill
7. "We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the ris- ing generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters' side, but in fact I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of par- ents to children than by those of children to parents. Who has not been the embarrassed guest at family meals where the father or mother treated their grown-up offspring with an incivility which, offered to any other young people, would simply have termi- nated the acquaintance? Dogmatic assertions on mat- ters which the children understand and their elders don't, ruthless interruptions, flat contradictions, ridicule of things the young take seriously some- times of their religion insulting references to their friends, all provide an easy answer to the question "Why are they always out? Why do they like every house better than their home?" Who does not prefer civility to barbarism?"
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "Men sometimes have to leave their ladies alone, and ladies are not responsible for the bad manners of fools."
Author: Charlaine Harris
9. "You don't get to be the president of anything if you have bad manners."
Author: Daven Anderson
10. "As it happens, I'm a terrible dancer. Bears are simply not made for dancing. We're much better at sitting and sleeping and singing. But there are humans who catch bears and force us to dance. It's agony. And there are other humans who pay to watch us.'Hannah sighed. ‘I suppose you're right to distrust humans.'‘And that is why I must eat you,' said the bear forlornly. ‘For the benefit of the entire bear population of the world. I'm awfully sorry about this.'‘That's all right.' Hannah shrugged her shoulders. ‘Is there any point in my trying to run away?'‘None. We bears may not be able to dance but we are experts when it comes to chasing things.'‘What if I climb a tree?'‘I'll climb up after you, or push the tree over. It all depends on what sort of tree you choose to climb. Either way, you'll end up eaten.'‘So be it,' said Hannah. ‘How should I prepare myself?'‘I beg your pardon?'‘Will you eat me with my clothes on?'‘Of course. Otherwise it would be bad manners."
Author: Doug MacLeod
11. "Greatness is so aggressive, so dramatic! Don't you think it is almost bad manners?"
Author: Ernesto Sabato
12. "Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers."
Author: Flannery O'Connor
13. "Now, I am living out my life in my corner, taunting myself with the spiteful and useless consolation that an intelligent man cannot become anything seriously, and it is only the fool who becomes anything. Yes, a man in the nineteenth century must and morally ought to be pre-eminently a characterless creature; a man of character, an active man is pre-eminently a limited creature. That is my conviction of forty years. I am forty years old now, and you know forty years is a whole lifetime; you know it is extreme old age. To live longer than forty years is bad manners, is vulgar, immoral. Who does live beyond forty? Answer that, sincerely and honestly. I will tell you who do: fools and worthless fellows. I tell all old men that to their face, all these venerable old men, all these silver-haired and reverend seniors! I tell the whole world that to its face! I have a right to say so, for I shall go on living to sixty myself. To seventy! To eighty!... Stay, let me take breath..."
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
14. "I am forty years old now, and you know forty years is a whole lifetime; you know it is extreme old age. To live longer than forty years is bad manners, is vulgar, immoral. Who does live beyond forty? Answer that, sincerely and honestly. I will tell you who do: fools and worthless fellows. I tell all old men that to their face, all these venerable old men, all these silver-haired and reverend seniors! I tell the whole world that to its face! I have a right to say so, for I shall go on living to sixty myself. To seventy! To eighty!"
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
15. "Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners."
Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
16. "A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals."
Author: Henry James
17. "I am single because I am allergic for cursing words and bad table manners"
Author: Hiroko Sakai
18. "I know you do; and it is that which makes the wonder. With your good sense, to be so honestly blind to the follies and nonsense of others! Affectation of candour is common enough—one meets with it everywhere. But to be candid without ostentation or design—to take the good of everybody's character and make it still better, and say nothing of the bad—belongs to you alone. And so you like this man's sisters, too, do you? Their manners are not equal to his."
Author: Jane Austen
19. "Acceptable rules of conduct were suspended when it came to the spoon shortage. The deficit had gotten so bad that prices were all but unaffordable, and dynastic spoon succession had become a matter of considerable interest. Spoons were even postcode engraved and carried on one's person to eliminate theft, and good table manners, one of the eight pillars upon which the Collective was built, had been relaxed to allow tea to be stirred - shockingly - with the handle of a fork."
Author: Jasper Fforde
20. "A dog has no use for fancy cars or big homes or designer clothes. Status symbol means nothing to him. A waterlogged stick will do just fine. A dog judges others not by their color or creed or class but by who they are inside. A dog doesn't care if you are rich or poor, educated or illiterate, clever or dull. Give him your heart and he will give you his. It was really quite simple, and yet we humans, so much wiser and more sophisticated, have always had trouble figuring out what really counts and what does not. As I wrote that farewell column to Marley, I realized it was all right there in front of us, if only we opened our eyes. Sometimes it took a dog with bad breath, worse manners, and pure intentions to help us see."
Author: John Grogan
21. "Even when I have bad manners... I'm still polite!"
Author: José N. Harris
22. "He had the red serviette tucked into his t-shirt at the neck which made me laugh. He hadn't done this since our third date when I had told him off for his bad manners."
Author: Kate Chisman
23. "It's the height of bad manners to sleep with somebody less than three times."
Author: Mark Boxer
24. "Good manners open the closed doors; bad manners close the open doors!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
25. "Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don't want it. What appears bad manners, an ill temper or cynicism is always a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone."
Author: Miller Williams
26. "For the Age has itself become vulgar, and most people have no idea to what extent they are themselves tainted. The bad manners of all parliaments, the general tendency to connive at a rather shady business transaction if it promises to bring in money without work, jazz and Negro dances as the spiritual outlet in all circles of society, women painted like prostitutes, the efforts of writers to win popularity by ridiculing in their novels and plays the correctness of well-bred people, and the bad taste shown even by the nobility and old princely families in throwing off every kind of social restraint and time-honoured custom: all of these go to prove that it is now the vulgar mob that gives the tone."
Author: Oswald Spengler
27. "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."
Author: Robert A. Heinlein
28. "Being a parent does not give you an excuse for bad manners."
Author: Rosalind Wiseman
29. "My heart rushes into the garden, joyfully tasting all the delights. But reason frowns, disapproving of the heart's bad manners."
Author: Rumi
30. "Our youth now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for their elders and love chatter in place of exercise; they no longer rise when elders enter the room; they contradict their parents, chatter before company; gobble up their food and tyrannize their teachers."
Author: Socrates
31. "Not to be purple, but I've never been a 'bad boy' kind of girl. I like manners."
Author: Toks Olagundoye
32. "To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all. "
Author: Walt Whitman
33. "What my children appear to be on the surface is no matter to me. I am fooled neither by gracious manners nor by bad manners. I am interested in what is truly beneath each kind of manners…I want my children to be people– each one separate– each one special– each one a pleasant and exciting variation of all the others"
Author: William Saroyan

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