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Etiquette Quotations


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Quotations from a variety of sources about etiquette

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Etiquette Quotations

  1. 1. Etiquette Quotations
  2. 2. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>— Emily Post </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Etiquette requires us to admire the human race. </li></ul><ul><li>— Mark Twain </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>— Benjamin Disraeli </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength. </li></ul><ul><li>— Eric Hoffer </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>— Lillian Eichler Watson </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened. </li></ul><ul><li>— Stanley Walker </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Manners maketh man. </li></ul><ul><li>— William of Wykeham </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness. </li></ul><ul><li>— Dorothy Parker  </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding. </li></ul><ul><li>— Queen Maria  </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>— Quentin Crisp  </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor. </li></ul><ul><li>– Emily Post   </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup. </li></ul><ul><li>— Bennett Cerf </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Hospitality is making your guests feel at home, even if you wish they were. </li></ul><ul><li>— Author Unknown </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Politeness is the art of choosing among one’s real thoughts. </li></ul><ul><li>— Abel Stevens </li></ul>