Top Good Manners Quotes

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1. "For benefits by their very greatness spotlight the difference in conditions and arouse a secret annoyance in those who profit from them. But the charm of simple good manners is almost irresistible."
Author: Alexis De Tocqueville
2. "Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices."
Author: Ann Landers
3. "Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners."
Author: Benjamin Banneker
4. "Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup."
Author: Bennett Cerf
5. "Most women find a man with good manners sexy."
Author: Candice Swanepoel
6. "Promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a part of good manners; it is favorable to fortune, reputation, influence, and usefulness; a little attention and energy will form the habit, so as to make it easy and delightful."
Author: Charles Simmons
7. "Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot."
Author: Clarence Thomas
8. "This is why it's good manners to give gifts in wrappers: so that, for a moment, that beast in all of us that makes us feel alive and keeps us from becoming angels can be satisfied. While a gift is in a wrapper, it can be anything, even that one indescribable thing that will make us happy enough to die in peace."
Author: Dexter Palmer
9. "Good manners cost nothing"
Author: E. Dantes
10. "This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience - it looks for a way of being constructive.Love is not possessive.Love is not anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own ideas.Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.Love is not touchy.Love does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.Love knows no limits to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. It is, in fact, the one thing that stands when all else has fallen."
Author: Elisabeth Elliot
11. "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."
Author: Emily Post
12. "Good manners reflect something from inside-an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self."
Author: Emily Post
13. "The best of America drifts to Paris. The American in Paris is the best American. It is more fun for an intelligent person to live in an intelligent country. France has the only two things toward which we drift as we grow older—intelligence and good manners."
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
14. "On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners."
Author: George Mikes
15. "She was, in fact, one of those people of exalted principles; one of those opinionated puritans, of which England produces so many; one of those good and insupportable old maids who haunt the tables d'hôte of every hotel in Europe, who spoil Italy, poison Switzerland, render the charming cities of the Mediterranean uninhabitable, carry everywhere their fantastic manias, their manners of petrified vestals, their indescribable toilets and a certain odor of india-rubber which makes one believe that at night they are slipped into a rubber casing."
Author: Guy De Maupassant
16. "Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners."
Author: H. Jackson Brown Jr.
17. "When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."
Author: Helen Rowland
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. "Mr. Bingley was good-looking and gentlemanlike; he had a pleasant countenance, and easy, unaffected manners. His sisters were fine women, with an air of decided fashion. His brother-in-law, Mr. Hurst, merely looked the gentleman; but his friend Mr. Darcy soon drew the attention of the room by his fine, tall person, handsome features, noble mien, and the report which was in general circulation within five minutes after his entrance, of his having ten thousand a year. The gentlemen pronounced him to be a fine figure of a man, the ladies declared he was much handsomer than Mr. Bingley, and he was looked at with great admiration for about half the evening, till his manners gave a disgust which turned the tide of his popularity; for he was discovered to be proud; to be above his company, and above being pleased; and not all his large estate in Derbyshire could then save him from having a most forbidding, disagreeable countenance, and being unworthy to be compared with his friend."
Author: Jane Austen
20. "Good company requires only birth, manners and education and, with regard to education, I'm afraid it is not very particular"
Author: Jane Austen
21. "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
22. "It was good, too, to remember how hard a lot of people had to work to keep a kingdom running well, and that it was simply good manners to let them know, from time to time, how valued they were."
Author: Jean Ferris
23. "Good manners are not merely snobbish ornaments, as Mrs. Lippett's regime appeared to believe. They mean self-discipline and thought for others, and my children have got to learn them."
Author: Jean Webster
24. "For the world was changing, and sweetness was gone, and virtue too. Worry had crept on a corroding world, and what was lost- good manners, ease and beauty? Ladies were not ladies anymore, and you couldn't trust a gentleman's word."
Author: John Steinbeck
25. "Beside him a tiny elderly woman was leaning on a cane, studying him with curiosity. Since good manners seemed to require that he speak to her, Jon cast about for some sort of polite conversation pertinent to the occasion. "I hate funerals, don't you?" He said."I rather like them," she said smugly. "At my age, I regard each funeral I attend as a personal triumph, because I was not the guest of honor."
Author: Judith McNaught
26. "Good manners forced her to say, somewhat grudgingly, "Your boots are very nice."He grinned and regarded his footwear, which, though old, appeared very well-made. "Yes, they are, aren't they?""If a bit scuffed," she added."I shall polish them tomorrow," he promised, his somewhat superior look telling her that he refused to rise to her bait."I'm sorry," she said quietly. "That was uncalled for. Compliments should be freely given, without restrictions or qualifications."
Author: Julia Quinn
27. "I think dating courtesies are common courtesies that should be practiced in most all civilized encounters. I pine for the days of good, old-fashioned manners."
Author: Karen Marie Moning
28. "As is the case with all good things in life - love, good manners, language, cooking - personal creativity is required only rarely."
Author: Leon Krier
29. "Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners."
Author: Loretta Young
30. "Truly good manners are invisible: they ease the way for others, without drawing attention to themselves. It is no accident that the word "punctilious" ("attentive to formality or etiquette") comes from the same original root as punctuation."
Author: Lynne Truss
31. "Isn't the analogy with good manners perfect? Truly good manners are invisible: they ease the way for others, without drawing attention to themselves. It is no accident that the word 'punctilious' ('attentive to formality or etiquette') comes from the same original root word as punctuation. As we shall see, the practice of 'pointing' our writing has always been offered in a spirit of helpfulness, to underline meaning and prevent awkward misunderstandings between writer and reader."
Author: Lynne Truss
32. "Manners!" he said. "Why, it is merely the truth, and truth is good manners; manners are a fiction. The castle is done. Do you like it?"
Author: Mark Twain
33. "God save us from idealists! They dream of a world without injustice, and what crime won't they commit to get it! I swear, Mirella, I'll settle for a world with good manners."
Author: Mary Doria Russell
34. "In the North, he discoverd, courtesy was considered a barometer of genuine esteem; for any decently brought up Southerner, good manners were simply habitual."
Author: Mary Doria Russell
35. "Good manners open the closed doors; bad manners close the open doors!"
Author: Mehmet Murat Ildan
36. "I hate being the only mortal in a gathering full of Immortals who think killing each other cleverly is the height of good manners."
Author: Michelle Sagara West
37. "He was a good guy, my old man: simple, old-fashioned. Physically, he was built like a feather-weight, and he wore these thick, black Ronnie Barker glasses. He would say to me,‘You might not have a good education, but good manners don't cost you anything.' And he practised what he preached: he'd always give up his seat on the bus for a woman or help an old lady across the road.A good man. I really miss him."
Author: Ozzy Osbourne
38. "The purest people are the ones with good manners: Arabic proverb"
Author: Radostin Chernev
39. "As Sidda joined Vivi in staring out into the darkness of the fields, where hundreds of sunflowers grew, she thought: I will never fully know my mother, any more than I will ever know my father or Connor, or myself. I have been missing the point. The point is not knowing another person, or learning to love another person. The point is simply this: how tender can we bear to be? What good manners can we show as we welcome ourselves and others into our hearts?"
Author: Rebecca Wells
40. "You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners."
Author: Rita Mae Brown
41. "You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy."
Author: Robert MacNeil
42. "Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents."
Author: Roger Moore
43. "You don't have to apologize," Treston said. "I know where I work, I know what I do to make a living, and I know it's not the most respectable place in Vegas. But frankly, Chad, if you don't mind my saying so, I think you have a lot to learn about good manners." Chad blinked. "What do you mean?" Treston reached for his wine glass, finished off what was left to wash down the last forkful of chewy escargot, and said, "All I'm saying is you haven't stopped harping about that blond, and I have to tell you it's getting a little tired now. Seriously, man. It's a little insulting, too." He leaned forward, looked into Chad's eyes, and held his hand. "Look, I know how hard it is for selfish men like you to understand empathy. Lord knows I've been with enough of them."
Author: Ryan Field
44. "This is the paradox of public space: even if everyone knows an unpleasant fact, saying it in public changes everything. One of the first measures taken by the new Bolshevik government in 1918 was to make public the entire corpus of tsarist secret diplomacy, all the secret agreements, the secret clauses of public agreements etc. There too the target was the entire functioning of the state apparatuses of power. (Žižek, S. "Good Manners in the Age of WikiLeaks." London Review of Books 33.2 (2011): 9-10. )"
Author: Slavoj Žižek
45. "The Sage was asked to define good manners? to which he replied, To bear patiently the rude ones."
Author: Solomon Ibn Gabirol
46. "I could start a war in 30 seconds. But some countries spend 100 years trying to find peace. Just like good manners, peace has to be learned."
Author: Sylvester Stallone
47. "Modesty is a state of the heart. It veils the tongue. It clothes us in good manners. It envelops us with the best of behaviour."
Author: T.J. Bowes
48. "Ellen Cherry was from the south and had good manners. She didn´t have any panties on, but she had good manners."
Author: Tom Robbins
49. "You can learn good manners from those who don't have any."
Author: Vikrant Parsai
50. "No one has ever been offended by someone with good manners and courteous behaviour."
Author: Vikrant Parsai

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