We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners.
You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
Fit for the mountains and the barb'rous caves, Where manners ne'er were preach'd.
Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.
Manners with fortunes, humors turn with climes, Tenets with books, and principles with times.
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.
Without absolutes revealed from without by God Himself, we are left rudderless in a sea of conflicting ideas about manners, justice and right and wrong, issuing from a multitude of self opinionated thinkers.
If we think we regulate printing, thereby to rectfy manners, we must regulate all regulations and pastimes, all that is delightful to man.
We lost the American colonies because we lacked the statesmanship to know the right time and the manner of yielding what is impossible to keep.
If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live.
An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
Manners maketh man.
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
The only substitute for good manners is fast reflexes.
For if you suffer your people to be ill educated, and their manners to be corrupted from their infancy, and then punish them for those crimes to which their first education disposed them, what else is to be concluded from this, but that you first make thi
Associate with well mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.
You have nice manners for a thief and a liar. Smaug
Didn't your mother teach you any manners? O'Brien
Make manners your watchword in everything you do. Stu Redman
Manners are acquired, not inherited! S. PENN
Didn't they teach you any MANNERS in Starfleet? Lwaxana
Higher emotions are what separate us from the lower orders of life... Higher emotions, and table manners.
Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country, as the behavior of the country is most mockable at the court.
Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.
Say not that honor is the child of boldness, nor believe thou that the hazard of life alone can pay the price of it: it is not to the action that it is due, but to the manner of performing it.