Manners Quotes

Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.
William Shakespeare
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Robert A. Heinlein

Edmund burke - it is by imitation, far more than by precept,...
Charles simmons - promptitude is not only a duty, but is also a...
Lawrence sterne - to have respect for ourselves guides our morals...
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable.
Martin Luthe

Prepare yourself for the world, as the athletes used to do for their exercise; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.
Earl of Chesterfield
To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.
Lawrence Sterne
Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
Clarence Thomas
Children are natural mimics; they act like their parents in spite of every effort to teach them good manners.
Author Unknown
Good manners and good morals are sworn friends and fast allies.
C. A. Bartol
History is a voice forever sounding across the centuries the laws of right and wrong. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral law is written on the tablets of eternity.
James A. Forude
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
Evelyn Waugh
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
Mary Wilson Little
The society of women is the element of good manners.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Higher emotions are what separate us from the lower orders of life... Higher emotions, and table manners.
Deanna Troi, _Imzadi_, Star Trek - The Next Generation
What once were vices are manners now.
Seneca
Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
Lord Acton
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
If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.
John Milton
Associate with well - Mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
Stanley Walke
The primary task of the Church is not to mend the manners of the community, but to proclaim the matchless Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. When men hear that Gospel and believe it, their lives will give evidence of their faith.
Walter Dale Langtry
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self - Opinionated thinkers.
John Owen
The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
Fred Astaire
Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.
Prophet Muhammad, Muslim
Manners maketh man.
William of Wykeham, Motto of Winchester College and New College, Oxford
For if you suffer your people to be ill - Educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thieves and then punish them.
Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1