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  Courtesy is compatible with bravery.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.  
 -  Irish proverb
  

  One kind word can warm three winter months.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  Stupidity closes the doors of kindness.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  Good laws often proceed from bad manners.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Give a civil answer to a civil question.  
 -  American proverb
  

  Look at the manners of others and mend your manners.  
 -  Japanese proverb
  

  It's not true that nice guys finish last. Nice guys are winners before the game even starts.  
 -  Addison Walker
  

  You know what charm is: A way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.  
 -  Albert Einstein
  

  Liberty cannot be preserved, if the manners of the people are corrupted  
 -  Algernon Sidney
  

  Good manners are the technique of expressing considerations for the feelings of others.  
 -  Alice Miller
  

  Politeness , n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.  
 -  Ambrose Bierce
  

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

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

  I've learned... that being kind is more important than being right.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  Obscenities - I think a lot of dumb people do it because they can't think of what they want to say and they're frustrated. A lot of smart people do it to pretend they aren't very smart – want to be just one of the boys.  
 -  Andy Rooney
  

  People with tact have less to retract.  
 -  Arnold H. Glasow
  

  It is a wise thing to be polite; consequently, it is a stupid thing to be rude. To make enemies by unnecessary and willful incivility, is just as insane a proceeding as to set your house on fire.  
 -  Arthur Schopenhauer
  

  A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a 'No,' sweetens truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a 'No,' sweetens truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.  
 -  Baltasar Gracian
  

  We looked on the hopheads, crooks and gunsels and on their bawdy ladies as members of a family among whom we were privileged to move. There was no caste system, moral or social, in our manners.  
 -  Ben Hecht
  

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

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

  Kindness should become the natural way of life, not the exception.  
 -  Buddha
  

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

  A person who is nice to you, but rude to the waiter, is not a nice person.  
 -  Dave Barry
  

  If a man has good manners and is not afraid of other people he will get by, even if he is stupid.  
 -  David Eccles
  

  Treat every person as the most important person on earth. To them, they are the most important person. That's the way we ought to treat each other.  
 -  Earl Nightingale
  

  The gentle mind by gentle deeds is known. For a man by nothing is so well betrayed, as by his manners.  
 -  Edmund Spenser
  

  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
  

  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
  

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

  I detest bad manners. If people are polite, I am. They shouldn't try to get away with not being polite to me.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  Never yawn in front of a lady.  
 -  Frank Sinatra
  

  If you treat people right they will treat you right... ninety percent of the time.  
 -  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  

  Tact is the art of building a fire under people without making their blood boil.  
 -  Franklin P. Jones
  

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

  Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids - all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  Manners are more important than laws and upon them, to a great deal, the law depends.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  It is ill-manners to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.  
 -  George Savile
  

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

  There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.  
 -  Han Suyin
  

  A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

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

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

  Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.  
 -  Howard W. Newton
  

  Etiquette is getting sleepy in company and not showing it.  
 -  Hyman Maxwell Berston
  

  Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music and books, raising kids - all the places where the gravy soaks in and grace shines through.  
 -  Garrison Keillor
  

  Manners are more important than laws and upon them, to a great deal, the law depends.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  It is ill-manners to silence a fool, and cruelty to let him go on.  
 -  George Savile
  

  There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.  
 -  Han Suyin
  

  A gentleman is someone who does not what he wants to do, but what he should do.  
 -  Haruki Murakami
  

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

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

  Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.  
 -  Horace Mann
  

  Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.  
 -  Howard W. Newton
  

  Etiquette is getting sleepy in company and not showing it.  
 -  Hyman Maxwell Berston
  

  There is hardly any personal defect which an agreeable manner might not gradually reconcile one to  
 -  Jane Austen
  

  Yet, sadly, accidental rudeness occurs alarmingly often. Best to say nothing at all, my dear man.  
 -  Joanne K. Rowling
  

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

  It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.  
 -  John Cassis
  

  Where money and publicity meet, there's always excitement, but good behaviour is rarely a part of the mix. Manners are the operating rules of more stable systems.  
 -  John McEnroe
  

  Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.  
 -  Joseph Joubert
  

  The real test of good manners is to be able to put up with bad manners pleasantly.  
 -  Kahlil Gibran
  

  Arriving late was a way of saying that your own time was more valuable than the time of the person who waited for you.  
 -  Karen Joy Fowler
  

  Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.  
 -  Lao Tzu
  

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

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

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

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

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

  Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished  
 -  Lord Chesterfield
  

  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
  

  It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.  
 -  Luigi Pirandello
  

  Be nice. Contrary to the cliche, genuinely nice guys most often finish first or very near it. I admit it's not easy when you've got a gripe. To be agreeable while disagreeing - that's an art. Be natural - write the way you talk.  
 -  Malcolm S. Forbes
  

  I have a respect for manners as such; they are a way of dealing with people you don't agree with or like.  
 -  Margaret Mead
  

  Manners: Good manners - know your place. Bad manners - meddle.  
 -  Marlene Dietrich
  

  Beginning today, treat everyone you meet, friend or foe, loved one or stranger, as if they were going to be dead at midnight. Extend to each person, no matter how trivial the contact, all the care and understanding and love that you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.  
 -  Og Mandino
  

  It is a great mistake for men to give up paying compliments, for when they give up saying what is charming, they give up thinking what is charming.  
 -  Oscar Wilde
  

  The manner in which it is given is worth more than the gift.  
 -  Pierre Corneille
  

  Life is not so short but there is always time for courtesy.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Manners are the happy way of doing things.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  The basis of good manners is self-reliance.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

  Life is short, but there is always time enough for courtesy.  
 -  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  

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

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

  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
  

  Outwardly, you must seem to respect the niceties, but inwardly, unless you are a fool, you learn quickly to be prudent, and to do as Napoleon advised: Place your hand inside a velvet golve.  
 -  Robert Greene
  

  Just because excellent manners are not so common doesn't mean that excellent manners are not incredibly important.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Good manners are a stepping stone to being a remarkable human being.  
 -  Robin Sharma
  

  Be gentle to all and stern with yourself.  
 -  Saint Teresa of Avila
  

  Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.  
 -  Sir Isaac Newton
  

  Always be a little kinder than necessary.  
 -  Sir James Matthew Barrie
  

  Good manners and soft words have brought many a difficult thing to pass  
 -  Sir John Vanbrugh
  

  Let it not be thought that the age of chivalry belongs to the past.  
 -  Sir Winston Churchill
  

  Be nicer than necessary to everyone you meet. Everyone is fighting some kind of battle.  
 -  Socrates
  

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

  There are some things that money just cannot buy, like manners, morals and intelligence.  
 -  Unknown
  

  The awkward moment when you're eating dinner at someone else's house and you don't like the food, but you have to pretend to like it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.  
 -  Unknown
  

  To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered.  
 -  Voltaire
  

  You get treated in life the way you teach people to treat you.  
 -  Wayne Dyer
  

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

  Manner is all in all whatever is writ, the substitute for genius sense and wit  
 -  William Cowper