Etiquette Quotations

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Quotations from a variety of sources about etiquette

Quotations from a variety of sources about etiquette

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  • 1. Etiquette Quotations
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    • 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
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    • Etiquette requires us to admire the human race.
    • — Mark Twain
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    • Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.
    • — Benjamin Disraeli
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    • Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength.
    • — Eric Hoffer
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    • Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes - one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.
    • — Lillian Eichler Watson
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    • Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
    • — Stanley Walker
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    • Manners maketh man.
    • — William of Wykeham
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    • Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.
    • — Dorothy Parker 
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    • Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
    • — Queen Maria 
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    • Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.
    • — Quentin Crisp 
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    • It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
    • – Emily Post  
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    • Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
    • — Bennett Cerf
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    • Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were.
    • — Author Unknown
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    • Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts.
    • — Abel Stevens
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