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Manners Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Manners are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

 

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

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

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


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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

Manners are like the shadows of virtues,
they are the momentary display of those qualities which
our fellow creatures love and respect.
- Sydney Smith

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

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

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

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

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
- Honore de Balzac

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and constitutions,
but laws and institutions must go hand in hand
with the progress of the human mind.
As that becomes more developed, more enlightened,
as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered
and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances,
institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.
- Thomas Jefferson [inscribed in the Jefferson Memorial]

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

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

Beware of a man with manners.
- Eudora Welty

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

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.
- Alfred E. Smith

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

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

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

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

Manners are love in a cool climate.
- Quentin Crisp

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

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
- Horace Mann

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

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

Manners are one of the greatest engines of influence ever given to man.
- Richard Whately

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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