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

Henry Ward Beecher


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


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

Margaret Walker


Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

H. Jackson Brown Jr.


Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


I love everything that's old, — old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

Oliver Goldsmith


The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.

Solomon Ibn Gabirol


Manners make the world work. They're not only based on kindness but also efficiency. When people know what to do, the world is smoother. When no one knows what to do, it's chaos.

Letitia Baldrige


Manners — quotes and aphorisms

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

Loretta Young


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


A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.

Laurence Sterne

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