etiquette

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on age, company, etiquette, friendship, immortality, impatience, libraries, men, thought, and words

Consider what you have in the smallest well-chosen library-a company of the wisest and wittiest men which can be plucked out of all civilized countries in a thousand years. The men themselves were then hidden and inaccessible. They were solitary, impatient of interruption, and fenced by etiquette. But now they are immortal, and the thought they did not reveal, even to their bosom friends, is here written out in transparent words of light to us, who are strangers of another age.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Dorothy Parker on etiquette

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

Source: "Mrs. Post Enlarges on Etiquette," in The New Yorker, 31 Dec 1927.

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