A Quote by Lewis Carroll on manners, politeness, advice, curtsies, courtesy, and saving time

Curtsey while you're thinking what to say, it saves time.

Lewis Carroll (1832 - 1898)

Source: Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There, Pages: Chapter 2

Contributed by: Tsuya

A Quote by Mevlana Jelalu'ddin Rumi on manners, god, respect, and propriety

We should ask God
to help us toward manners. Inner gifts
do not find their way
to creatures without just respect.

Mevlana Rumi (1207 - 1273)

Source: The Rumi Collection: An Anthology of Translations of Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi (Shambhala Classics), Pages: 100

Contributed by: Jessica

A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on manners


Good breeding is the result of good sense, some good nature, and a little self-denial for the sake of others.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: Letters to his son

Contributed by: James

A Quote by unknown on manners


Let your manners speak, your deeds prove and your delivery impress.


Contributed by: Optimus

A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on discovery, freedom, honor, justice, manners, passion, principles, science, and sharing

Our inheritance of well-founded, slowly conceived codes of honor, morals and manners, the passionate convictions which so many hundreds of millions share together of the principles of freedom and justice, are far more precious to us than anything which scientific discoveries could bestow.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Strunk, Jr. on cruelty, manners, men, nations, philosophy, punishment, and style

In his Philosophy of Style, Herbert Spencer gives two sentences to illustrate how the vague and general can be turned into the vivid and particular: In proportion as the manners, customs, and amusements of a nation are cruel and barbarous, the regulations of its penal code will be severe. In proportion as men delight in battles, bullfights, and combats of gladiators, will they punish by hanging, burning, and the rack.

William Strunk (1869 - 1946)

Source: Strunk & White in The Elements of Style, 1918, Third Revision, 1979, p. 23.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on behavior, country, good, and 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.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Shakespeare on evil, manners, men, and water

Men's evil manners live in brass; their virtues We write in water.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: King Henry VIII, Act 4, scene 2.

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wendell Lewis Willkie on good and manners

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.

Wendell Lewis Willkie (1892 - 1944)

Contributed by: Zaady

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