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MANNERS
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When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.
      - Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill (3)

I shall ever remember the gentleness of your manners and the wild originality of your countenance.
      - Claire Clairmont, Letter to Lord Byron

A moral, sensible, and well-bred man
  Will not affront me, and no other can.
      - William Cowper, Conversation (l. 193)

Nobody ought to have been able to resist her coaxing manner; and nobody had any business to try. Yet she never seemed to know it was her manner at all. That was the best of it.
      - Charles Dickens,
        The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
         (vol. II, ch. XIV)

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

Propriety of manners and consideration for others are the two main characteristics of a gentleman.
      - Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield

All good conversation, manners, and action come from a spontaneity which forgets usages and makes the moment great.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is a rule of manners to avoid exaggeration.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each one a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into usage, they form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dew-drops which give such a depth to the morning meadows.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners make the fortune of the ambitious youth.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

The charm of fine manners is music and sculpture and picture to many who do not pretend to appreciation of these arts.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The person who screams, or uses the superlative degree, or converses with heat puts whole drawing-rooms to flight. If you wish to be loved, love measure.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

We sometimes meet an original gentleman, who, if manners had not existed, would have invented them.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        Letters and Social Aims

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson,
        The Conduct of Life--Behavior

Men are like wine,--not good before the lees of clownishness be settled.
      - Owen Felltham (Feltham)

It is gentle manners which prove so irresistible in women.
      - Pierre Jules Theophile Gautier

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A well-bred carriage is difficult to imitate; for in strictness it is negative, and it implies a long-continued previous training.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Intercourse with women is the element of good manners.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Manners form the great charm of women.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The company of chaste women is the proper atmosphere of good manners.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Behavior is a mirror in which every one shows his image.
  [Ger., Das Betragen ist ein Spiegel in welchem jeder sein Bild zeigt.]
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,
        Die Wahlverwandtschaften
         (II, 5, Aus Ottiliens Tagebuche)

Unbecoming forwardness oftener proceeds from ignorance than impudence.
      - Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, Lord Brooke


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