Best Quotes About Manners

It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially – like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye. -David Ogilvy

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being oversensitive about table manners. -Evelyn Waugh

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. -Arthur Ashe

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

You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners. -Lillian Gish

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours. -Benjamin Franklin

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any. -Fred Astaire

I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted. -Og Mandino

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners. -H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying. -Mary Wilson Little

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot. -Clarence Thomas

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners. -Louisa May Alcott

Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners. -Alexis de Tocqueville

Good manners have much to do with the emotions. To make them ring true, one must feel them, not merely exhibit them. -Amy Vanderbilt

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait. -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners. -Mignon McLaughlin

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room. -Jonathan Swift

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all. -Walt Whitman

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. -Simone Weil

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. -Helen Rowland

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. -Enid Bagnold

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife. -James Russell Lowell

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern. -R. Buckminster Fuller

Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them. -Thomas Hardy

There are three subjects on which the knowledge of the medical profession in general is woefully weak; they are manners, morals, and medicine. -Gerald F. Lieberman

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. -Benjamin Disraeli

Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style. -Stephen Bayley

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest. -Jonathan Swift

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. -Charles Simmons

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners. -Gilbert K. Chesterton

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners. -Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield

A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals. -Henry James

Writers of novels and romance in general bring a double loss to their readers; robbing them of their time and money; representing men, manners, and things, that never have been, or are likely to be. -Mary Wortley Montagu

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners. -Colley Cibber

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. -Flannery O'Connor

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer. -George Orwell

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist. -William Gilbert

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones. -Solomon Ibn Gabirol

No person who is well bred, kind and modest is ever offensively plain; all real deformity means want for manners or of heart. -John Ruskin

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity. -John Dalberg-Acton

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners. -Laurence Sterne

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones. -Wendell Willkie

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions. -Edmund Burke

Beware of a man with manners. -Eudora Welty

Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred. -Bryant H. McGill

Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted. -Algernon Sidney

Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners. -Benjamin Banneker

We who have been born and nurtured on this soil, we, whose habits, manners, and customs are the same in common with other Americans, can never consent to – be the bearers of the redress offered by that Society to that much afflicted. -Richard V. Allen

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go. -Margaret Walker

Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis. -Alfred P. Sloan

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners. -Loretta Young

I hope that 9/11 has grouped us as one, and in doing so it has united us. Perhaps as a unit we can help each other get ahead, survive and succeed in this free world. And hey guys, let's not forget out manners!! -Doug Davidson

The people were simpler, more peaceable and friendly in their manners and dispositions; and assassinations, which give the southern provinces so ill a reputation, were almost unknown. -Henry Walter Bates

Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in. -Mary Wollstonecraft

It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners. -Mary Wollstonecraft

For the standard of Christian life was to be strained to a higher pitch; more fasting was required, and more careful separation from the manners and enjoyments of the world; celibacy and martyrdom had great value set upon them, and second marriages were prohibited. -Robert Rainy

At any rate, girls are differently situated. Having no need of deep scientific knowledge, their education is confined more to the ordinary things of the world, the study of the fine arts, and of the manners and dispositions of people. -William John Wills

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores – Katie and I grew up as normal kids. -Oliver Hudson

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. -Roger Moore

The show is like an Edwardian play – emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners, and that's terrific for actors to play in. -Jason Alexander

You come before me this morning with clean hands and clean collars. I want you to have clean tongues, clean manners, clean morals and clean characters. -John Burns

Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners. -Robert Grosseteste

The progress of the American Revolution has been so rapid and such the alteration of manners, the blending of characters, and the new train of ideas that almost universally prevail, that the principles which animated to the noblest exertions have been nearly annihilated. -Mercy Otis Warren

This man, although he appeared so humble and embarrassed in his air and manners, and passed so unheeded, had inspired me with such a feeling of horror by the unearthly paleness of his countenance, from which I could not avert my eyes, that I was unable longer to endure it. -Adelbert von Chamisso

I think sometimes people project things on you, but I'm trying to handle everything that's happened to me with a certain amount of grace, dignity and good manners. You just can't necessarily win all the time. -Katie Couric

I differ materially from Capt. Lewis, in my account of the numbers, manners, and morals of the Sioux. -Zebulon Pike

Persian social manners are well known, and there is no other society that can compete with them. -Moshe Katsav

You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy. -Robert MacNeil

In a state therefore of great equality and virtue, where pure and simple manners prevailed, the increase of the human species would evidently be much greater than any increase that has been hitherto known. -Thomas Malthus

Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners. I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's no kind of agreed form of manners. -John McGahern

The transition state of manners and language cannot be too often insisted upon: for this affected the process at both ends, giving the artist in fictitious life an uncertain model to copy and unstable materials to work in. -George Saintsbury

Arles is certainly one of the most interesting towns I have ever seen, whether viewed as a place remarkable for the objects of antiquity it contains, or for the primitive manners of its inhabitants and its picturesque appearance. -Marguerite Gardiner

You lose your manners when you are poor. -Lillian Hellman

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners. -Rita Mae Brown

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual, but a species. -Henry Fielding

I love everything that's old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine. -Oliver Goldsmith

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. -Henry Ward Beecher

I have a respect for manners as such, they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like. -Margaret Mead

On the Continent people have good food; in England people have good table manners. -George Mikes

Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying. -Mary Wilson Little

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all. -Randall Jarrell

Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup. -Bennett Cerf

To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself. -Richard Whately

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you. -Al Smith

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. -Joseph Joubert

The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with. -J. Irwin Miller

The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness. -Paul Theroux

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for the alien who comes among us. -Katharine Elizabeth Fullerton Gerould

High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart. -Anthony Trollope

Adam and Eve are like imaginary numbers, like the square root of minus one… If you include it in your equation, you can calculate all manners of things, which cannot be imagined without it. -Philip Pullman

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales. -Aleister Crowley

I learned everything from that show, so it's just a wonderful memory to me. A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show… I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing! -Selena Gomez

A lot of people would be embarrassed to admit that they were on 'Barney', but I embrace the fact. I just had such a wonderful time doing that show. I learned what a camera and prop is, and all that. I learned my manners too, so I guess that's a good thing! -Selena Gomez

I believe the death of Bobby Kennedy was in many ways the death of decency in America. I think it was the death of manners and formality, the death of poetry and the death of a dream. -Emilio Estevez

I loathe hecklers. I haven't got a good syllable to say. When you come out of the club circuit and into the concert hall, they should be gone. There's an element of manners that should tell you that the ticket is dear and it's a different venue. -Billy Connolly

In England, we have such good manners that if someone says something impolite, the police will get involved. -Russell Brand

That survival instinct, that will to live, that need to get back to life again, is more powerful than any consideration of taste, decency, politeness, manners, civility. Anything. It's such a powerful force. -Danny Boyle

Sitting down for dinner not only helps you learn, but also teaches you how to listen – which I feel is the most important skill to have. I remember as a kid going around the table listening to everyone's day. It was hard to have the manners not to interrupt back then. -Michael Symon

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. -Sylvester Stallone

I think the biggest reason I was able to express myself and not be intimidated was by not having a mother. For example, mothers teach you manners. And I absolutely did not learn any of those rules and regulations. -Madonna Ciccone

Maybe we've been brainwashed by 130 years of Yankee history, but Southern identity now has more to do with food, accents, manners, music than the Confederate past. It's something that's open to both races, a variety of ethnic groups and people who move here. -John Shelton Reed

I was brought up in a way that when you're at a dinner party, you don't grab a chip unless it's been offered to everyone else. It's the manners of being brought up by English parents. -Hugh Jackman

I never let my politics supersede my manners. -Darren Criss

I always tried to be the perfect little girl. Always tried to have the perfect little manners. Never wanted to displease my parents. -Ann-Margret

This self-congratulatory notion Americans have that their country is Number One is borne of ignorance and bad manners. -Bryan Cranston

Most women find a man with good manners sexy. -Candice Swanepoel

Japan is the most intoxicating place for me. In Kyoto, there's an inn called the Tawaraya which is quite extraordinary. The Japanese culture fascinates me: the food, the dress, the manners and the traditions. It's the travel experience that has moved me the most. -Roman Coppola

But my father was also the one who told me I needed to clean up my mouth or I'd never find a man. What's very important to him is manners. Show up on time. Always send thank-you letters. He is one of the more thoughtful humans I've ever met. He's a great man and a very good dad. -Zosia Mamet

But my manners also came from when I was in college and began participating in critiques. You have to speak with someone respectfully about their work and be honest and open, without hurting them. -Tim Gunn

Being a parent does not give you an excuse for bad manners. -Rosalind Wiseman

Seattle is a liberal city, its politics not so much blue (in the American, not the British, sense) as deep ultramarine, and its manners are studiously polite. -Jonathan Raban

In life, if you have an enthusiasm for what they call 'good manners,' sometimes people don't quite believe you. I've had that once or twice before, where they assume you can't be for real. -Bill Nighy

I don't do plays without jokes anymore. I've retired from those plays. I think it's bad manners to invite people to sit in the dark for two and a half hours and not tell them the joke. -Bill Nighy

We're living in what I like to call the 'Thank You Economy,' because only the companies that can figure out how to mind their manners in a very old-fashioned way – and do it authentically – are going to have a prayer of competing. -Gary Vaynerchuk

In the end, perhaps it will be the true romantics, not the nerds, who choose to flee from a world of impersonal, digitized relationships and into the arms of simulacrums with manners imported from simpler times. -Daniel H. Wilson

In my book, all manners are is thinking of somebody else. -Penelope Keith

Civility is not simply about manners. -Jim Leach

A close family member once offered his opinion that I exhibit the phone manners of a goat, then promptly withdrew the charge – out of fairness to goats. -Jeffrey Kluger

Well, I'm from the South originally. I grew up in South Carolina definitely learning about manners and being proper and having to go to cotillions. -Anna Camp

Increasingly I think of myself as some strange and solitary conductor, introduced to a group of very dynamic musicians who happen to be my characters, and I have no idea how they are going to play together, and I have certainly no idea how I am going to put manners on them. -Colum McCann

I mean, every novel's a historical novel anyway. But calling something a historical novel seems to put mittens on it, right? It puts manners on it. And you don't want your novels to be mannered. -Colum McCann

I had TB as a child. So I was put to doing things like drawing and reading. And I was raised in a family where manners were important. Maybe that's why I seem so refined. -Katherine Helmond

Christianity has basically communicated to men that the reason God put you on this Earth is to be a good boy. Mind your manners, be a nice guy. That's soul killing! -John Eldredge

The ministers of Christ should possess refinement. All uncouth manners, attitudes and gestures should be discarded, and they should encourage in themselves humble dignity of bearing. -Ellen G. White

I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners – that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards. -Graydon Carter

War is a form of really bad manners, in a strange way. Invading a country I think is just the worst possible manners. 'You're not invited!' Gate crashing on a large scale! -Graydon Carter

When people talk about political correctness, the only element of any value is good manners. -Paul Johnson

I find it upsetting to see the erosion of manners. It's very scary. Where are the 'pleases' and 'thank yous?' -Julian Lennon

As is the case with all good things in life – love, good manners, language, cooking – personal creativity is required only rarely. -Leon Krier

It is an agreeable and yet a painful sense of novelty to stand for the first time in the midst of a people whose language and manners are different from one's own. -Bayard Taylor

Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices. -Ann Landers

The news media is so quick to pick up tragic stories of imperiled children that it seems like there are more terrible events today than ever before – when in fact it's quite the opposite. It is, in all manners possible to calculate, the safest time in the history of civilization to be a kid. -Gever Tulley

The adult is the enemy of the child because of the awful process of civilizing this thing that, when it is born, is an animal with no manners, no moral sense at all. -Roald Dahl

I think the thing I miss most in our age is our manners. It sounds so old-fashioned in a way. But even bad people had good manners in the old days, and manners hold a community together, and manners hold a family together; in a way, they hold the world together. -Nancy Friday

The greater the controversy, the more you need manners. -Judith Martin

I make a distinction between manners and etiquette – manners as the principles, which are eternal and universal, etiquette as the particular rules which are arbitrary and different in different times, different situations, different cultures. -Judith Martin

I believe that there's a way to question authority with manners, with dignity. There's no reason to be rude about it. -Nicolas Cage

I think it's most important for children to understand the concept of respect and manners and also work ethic. I have a responsibility to those who came before me. -Andy Garcia

I don't like it when people don't hold the door. I don't know, that really bugs me… I guess I like manners. -Taylor Schilling

I love old-fashioned manners, as long as it's not forced. I can tell when it's natural or when someone is just trying to impress me. -Adriana Lima

Politeness is, you know, is a wonderful thing. Manners are in fact, really important thing. But remember, Jesus didn't have many manners as we now know. -Bono

Not to be purple, but I've never been a 'bad boy' kind of girl. I like manners. -Toks Olagundoye

I grew up in the Midwest, so I have sort of an honorable moral code. But I moved to a city and joined a sort of fast crowd. A lot of people who grew up in the city sort of aren't aware of manners and other ways of life and 'common decency.' -Derek Blasberg

God Almighty has set before me two great objects: the suppression of the slave trade and the reformation of manners. -William Wilberforce

Let us not become so intense in our zeal to do good by winning arguments or by our pure intention in disputing doctrine that we go beyond good sense and manners, thereby promoting contention, or say and do imprudent things, invoke cynicism, or ridicule with flippancy. -James E. Faust

My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet. -Jack Kerouac

I remember my father, who was 'somebody' in the synagogue, bringing home with him one of the poor men who waited outside to be chosen to share the Passover meal. These patriarchal manners I remember well, although there was about them an air of bourgeois benevolence which was somewhat comic. -Jacob Epstein

In the period before the arrival of Mrs. Thatcher, politics had been in such low esteem. Everything was so hedged, so mealy-mouthed. Then along came this woman who seemed to have no manners at all and said exactly what she thought. Everyone's eyes were popping and their jaws were dropping, and I really enjoyed that. -Tom Stoppard

Once I said to my mother: 'You would be happy if I just kept well-dressed and had good manners,' and she said: 'What else is there?' -Cy Twombly

I lived in a world where social arrangements were taken for granted and assumed to be timeless. A child's obligation was to learn these usages, not to question them. The complexities of racial deportment were of a piece with learning manners and etiquette more generally. -Drew Gilpin Faust

I do not mourn the death of the printed letter in a snobby, East Coast, patrician way – 'Where have our manners gone?' – but because I love objects, I love paper, and I love something that I can hold to my chest for a moment. Still, I bear no grudge against the e-mail form itself. -Jami Attenberg

Let's face it: professing a deep interest in movies, the absolutely dominant global art form of the last century, is at this point like professing an interest in air. Passion is nice. Erudition is admirable. But it's like that moment when good manners cross over into meaningless etiquette. -David Rakoff

It doesn't matter how many A-levels you have, what kind of a degree you have, if you have good manners, people will like you. -Kate Reardon

The Masters is a sell-out annually, and even the scalpers mind their manners. -Dan Jenkins

I moved to a city and joined a sort of fast crowd. A lot of people who grew up in the city sort of aren't aware of manners and other ways of life and 'common decency.' -Derek Blasberg

'The Truth About Lorin Jones' will undoubtedly shock and offend as many readers as it will amuse, since it dares to make fun of feminism – of its manners, if not its politics. -Edmund White

What used to be called 'good manners' is now regarded as mere affectation. Open a door for a young woman, and she's likely to call security. -Terry Wogan

What is Americanization? It manifests itself, in a superficial way, when the immigrant adopts the clothes, the manners and the customs generally prevailing here. Far more important is the manifestation presented when he substitutes for his mother tongue the English language as the common medium of speech. -Louis D. Brandeis

Let's say you need a perfectly obedient servant who never gets tired, never needs to be paid, and is virtually indestructible. If you're in a galaxy a long time ago and far, far away, you'll just fly off to the local droid auction and pick up one of those shiny gold models with lovely manners. -Kage Baker

For every rude executive who makes it to the top, there are nine successful executives with good manners. -Letitia Baldrige

My telephone manners were, well, offensive to some. As I lugged my cell around, yammering away, I noticed cold stares from passersby who viewed me as a kind of techno-terrorist, or at least incredibly rude. -Kara Swisher

I wanted to do something in the style of a comedy of manners. -Amy Heckerling

Women take great care of themselves in France. It's a culture dedicated to making women beautiful and to manners. -Alan Furst

The man who practises unselfishness, who is genuinely interested in the welfare of others, who feels it a privilege to have the power to do a fellow-creature a kindness – even though polished manners and a gracious presence may be absent – will be an elevating influence wherever he goes. -Orison Swett Marden

The most fascinating person is always the one of the most winning manners; not the one of greatest physical beauty. -Orison Swett Marden

The keynote of simple folk is bad manners, familiarity. They intrude on one's private soul. -Patrick Kavanagh

When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don't talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness. -Jonathan Maberry

My grandparents were far more English in their manners than they were Chinese. For example, we spoke English at home, had afternoon tea every day, and my grandfather, who attended university in Scotland, would smoke his pipe after dinner. -Kevin Kwan

Don't keep your good manners to the end another time, but begin with them. -Apollonius of Tyana

Buy other authors' books when you go to their events. Even if you aren't going to read it. Even if you are going to give it away. Even if you aren't interested. Not just for the author but for the bookstore. It's karma and just plain good manners. -M. J. Rose

James Salter is a consummate storyteller. His manners are precise and elegant; he has a splendid New York accent; he runs his hands through his gray hair and laughs boyishly. -Edward Hirsch

Formalized rules of manners were so great because they left no room for basic human haplessness. They allowed us to circumvent our natural boorish tendency to disregard the feelings of others. -Lynn Coady

Let's not confuse traditional behaviours with good manners. The definition of etiquette is gender neutral – it simply means we strive at all times to ensure a person in our company feels at ease. -Lynn Coady

I dreamed my way into Lincoln and the details that moved me – his lack of education or 'civilized' manners and his deep connection to all humankind. -Jerome Charyn

I want a gentleman. Someone with manners. -Olivia Culpo

Kafka is not interested in documenting the manners and mores of any particular place; he is not interested in probing the psyche of individual characters. -John Kessel

We're a nation of latchkey children. Manners start at home, and no one is at home teaching manners so that children have respect for others. -Letitia Baldrige

There is so much bad manners and oafishness in large corporations. -Letitia Baldrige

Good manners are cost effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit. -Letitia Baldrige

I don't ever knock anybody; that's bad manners. -Letitia Baldrige

Doubleday is used to my talking about manners because I am, after all, known for that, and that's my persona. -Letitia Baldrige

A man or woman can be known and respected for good taste, regardless of job or income level, if they make good choices in clothes, have good table manners, are kind and organize their home to look warm, welcoming, clean, and appropriate to their station in life. -Letitia Baldrige

I believe in teaching manners without causing fisticuffs. -Letitia Baldrige

That's how a nation's manners are going to be taught – from watching others' behavior and learning from the effects of that behavior. -Letitia Baldrige

Respect goes a long way when you carry yourself a certain way and show manners when you first meet someone. If you do that, then it's hard for somebody not to like you. -Lamar Odom

There is no myth relative to the manners and customs of the English that in my experience is more tenaciously held by the ordinary Frenchman than that the sale of a wife in the market-place is an habitual and an accepted fact in English life. -Sabine Baring-Gould

It's really important for children to have good morals and good manners, and that they're thoughtful of other people and that they learn the consequences of their actions. -Jerry Hall

My Southern heritage is a big part of who I am. I grew up around people who seemed like characters but are actual, real people. My grandmother made sure I had manners and all that stuff. -Fortune Feimster

Without going outside his race, and even among the better classes with their 'white' culture and conscious American manners, but still Negro enough to be different, there is sufficient matter to furnish a black artist with a lifetime of creative work. -Langston Hughes

It's so important to have manners and treat people from all walks of life the way they should be treated. -David Beckham

It's one of these things that I've been struck by for so long about America. You know, this amazing politeness of American life that's not at all class specific. It's not like people get more polite as ascend the hierarchy of society. Just incredible good manners. It's always been something that I've noticed. -Geoff Dyer

When I was growing up, my family was serious about manners. I always wanted to put my elbow on the table to prop my head up. I didn't understand how other people looked awake. My head felt so heavy after the whole day. -Margherita Missoni

My parents were very strict about manners and being polite to others. I brought my own children up that way, too. -Mary Berry

Fashion for my mother was about asserting and demonstrating you had aesthetics, tastes, sensibility, manners, beauty – qualities that black people were always trying to prove they possessed, because it was often assumed that we didn't. -Margo Jefferson

Clever of me to become a critic. We critics scrutinize and show off to a higher end. For a greater good. Our manners, our tastes, our declarations are welcomed. Superior for life. Except when we're not. Except when we're dismissed or denounced as envious or petty, as derivatives and dependents by nature. Second class for life. -Margo Jefferson

I'm big on manners. I'm big on politeness. I'm big on gratitude. -Kate Hudson

I was raised by very traditional Southern parents with Southern manners. You don't air your dirty laundry to people that aren't your family or your friends. Why would I ever want to portray myself as anything other than together? -Dakota Fanning

There's a thing that happens to Midwesterners – we spend a lot of time talking about having a different set of rules about manners. I don't know about ethics, but certainly about manners, what you would say and what you wouldn't say. And that is not very East coast. -Theresa Rebeck

Lack of etiquette and manners is a huge turn off. Men who don't behave decently are irritating. Also, I don't like guys who show off. When will guys realize that girls hate showoffs! -Shraddha Kapoor

One of the few things I like about Bill Clinton is that he has very good manners. If his momma were still alive, I would congratulate her. -Molly Ivins

The pocket square, properly contrived, finishes a man's look. With good tailoring and well chosen neckwear, the look connotes power, taste, refinement, manners. The naked pocket connotes the opposite: working class, tasteless, base, crude, ignorant. -Roger Stone

Song Joong-ki is known for his sincerity and manners. He is younger than me, but I thought I learned many things from him. -Song Hye-kyo

The joy of my heart is to 'study men, their manners, and their ways,' and for this darling object I cheerfully sacrifice every other consideration. -Robert Burns

I am very willing to admit that I have some poetical abilities, and as few – if any – writers, either moral or political, are intimately acquainted with the classes of mankind among whom I have chiefly mingled, I may have seen men and manners in a different phasis from what is common, which may assist originality of thought. -Robert Burns

Don't misunderstand good manners for passivity. -Isaac Hanson

I will not ever say that it's good to start with too little preparation, because that's patently not true. But I don't rehearse the way a lot of directors do, to stage a scene in terms of manners and attitudes and lock them in. -Sydney Pollack

My grandmother, who was simultaneously a woman of manners and verve, fended off marriage proposals until she was 30 because she was having too much fun to settle down. -Amor Towles

In the contemporary world, we think of politeness as surface behavior, like frosting – it's sweet and attractive and finishes off the cake. But 19th century nobility and the enlightened thinkers and stoics before them viewed manners in a very different way. To them, manners are an outward expression of an inward struggle. -Amor Towles

I was nice and well-mannered because I was taught manners. I was very imaginative and quite adventurous. I was a tomboy, and I was always jealous that my older brother Hugh had bigger toy aeroplanes than me. I was always playing with boys' toys; I don't remember owning any dolls. -Diana Rigg

It is possible to have good manners and be funny at the same time. Ronnie Barker and I proved that. -Ronnie Corbett

T stands for being nice. T stands for manners. T stands for being polite. -Mr. T

I get more disgusted with men all the time – particularly traveling Americans. They start out on a trip to Europe and never bother to pack a dinner jacket. This is not only stupid – it's bad manners. -Elsa Schiaparelli

It's not polite to refuse to dress for a parly. It's an insult to your hostess. After all, correct dress is a part of good manners. -Elsa Schiaparelli

The manners thing's got worse. People think they can just text you if they've got bad news for you. It's not on. And as for people taking pictures at gigs on their phones, that's just weird. -Mark E. Smith

For some people, the definition of who is and who isn't an American defies logic, historical accuracy, common sense, decency, good manners, the milk of human kindness, enjoyment in the good things in life, and love of good food. -W. Kamau Bell

Any guy I date has to have manners – you know, get the door. And he has to have confidence and be secure in who he is. -Molly Sims

Practice self-awareness, self-evaluation, and self-improvement. If we are aware that our manners – language, behavior, and actions – are measured against our values and principles, we are able to more easily embody the philosophy, leadership is a matter of how to be, not how to do. -Frances Hesselbein

American manners are different than British manners. -Ingrid Seward

There are two elements to nailing a job interview: form and substance. 'Form' describes the outer layer of your character – your manners, your demeanor, your social skills. 'Substance' describes the inner core of your character – your intellect, your empathy, your creativity. -Neil Blumenthal

Donald Trump is a demagogue. Period. The fervor of his crowds recalls Nasser's Egypt. His convictions are illiberal. His manners are disgusting. His temper is frightening. -Bret Stephens

I don't like people's table manners. That really puts you off eating food. -Lemmy

Good manners don't cost nothing. -Lemmy

I always open doors for women. It's just good manners. -Lemmy

I don't accept bad manners, so all my grandchildren are very well behaved, just like my kids. -Maye Musk

There used to be an art form called the 'comedy of manners.' Why aren't comedies of manners made now in this country? The answer is simple. We no longer have manners to speak of. -Steve Allen

My parents brought me up to speak the way I speak, to hold my head up high, to know wrong from right and to have manners. -Naseem Hamed

It doesn't change the way I am, but I do totally understand how you're looked at as a footballer, especially by children. I don't claim I can shape their lives, but there's no harm in having good manners and being seen to play the game properly. -Joe Hart

I've met a lot of military men in my time. After they retire, they are still extremely game. They dress perfectly and have impeccable manners. They always end up as secretaries of golf clubs. I have great admiration for them. -David Jason

Being polite, being respectful, having manners, and being a socialite – they're key life skills that people take for granted. Being able to communicate with all people on all levels is what's got me so far. -Ant Middleton

I like to give my kids the life I didn't have – they go to an excellent school; they have nice clothes, money for shopping. I'm quite generous with them, but they have fantastic manners – they're not spoilt. -Joe Calzaghe

When going out on a date, I think there are certain old-fashioned manners that I still enjoy. I don't mean that as an anti-feminist comment. I just mean it as a pro-women comment. There must be a place for us to exist and our differences to exist without one taking away from the other. -Rachael Stirling

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