manners

A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on happiness and manners

There is always a best way of doing everything, if it be to boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Source: The Conduct of Life. 1860. Behavior

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on genius, happiness, life, love, and manners

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 least a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on good, manners, and sacrifice

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Gaius Plinius Secondus Pliny, the Elder on business, improvement, manners, mind, power, and projects

The great business of man is to improve his mind, and govern his manners; all other projects and pursuits, whether in our power to compass or not, are only amusements.

Pliny, the Elder (23 - 79 AD)

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on books, friendship, love, manners, and wine

I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: She Stoops to Conquer

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A Quote by Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler on character, education, good, hope, justice, and manners

There are many things that go to make up an education, but there are just two things without which no man can ever hope to have an education and these two things are character and good manners.

Nicholas Butler (1862 - 1947)

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A Quote by Michael Levine on good, manners, rules, and society

Good manners are like traffic rules for society.

Michael Levine (1954? -)

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A Quote by Mary Wilson Little on good, lies, and manners

Politeness is half good manners and half good lying.

Mary Wilson Little

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A Quote by Margaret Walker on friendship, good, manners, and money

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.

Margaret Walker (1915 -)

Source: Ji`bilee, 1966.

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A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on fashion, good, knowledge, manners, merit, and wisdom

True merit does not depend on the times or on fashion. Those who have no other advantage than courtly manners lose it when they are away from court. But good sense, knowledge, and wisdom make their possessors knowledgeable and beloved in all ages and in all times.

Magdeleine Sable (c. 1599 - 1678)

Source: the Marquise Sablé’s work is in Maxims and Various Thoughts (Maximes et pensées diverses) 1678

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