manners

A Quote by Marquise Magdeleine de Sablé on appearance, justice, manners, mind, reality, reason, value, and weakness

We often value the exterior and superficial aspect of things more than their inner reality. Bad manners taint everything - even justice and reason. The "how" of things matters most, and even the most disagreeable matters can be sweetened and gilded over with the proper appearance. Such is the bias and the weakness of the human mind.

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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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on curiosity, knowledge, manners, value, and world

Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world. Like a great rough diamond, it may do very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

Source: July 1, 1748.

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A Quote by Philip Dormer Stanhope, Lord Chesterfield on exercise, manners, mind, preparation, strength, and world

Prepare yourself for the world, as athletes used to do for their exercises; oil your mind and your manners, to give them the necessary suppleness and flexibility; strength alone will not do.

Lord Chesterfield Stanhope (1694 - 1773)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on manners

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Her manners had not that repose Which stamps the caste of Vere de Vere.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Lady Clara Vere de Vere. Stanza 5.

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on birth, change, christ, christmas, darkness, death, disease, failure, gold, good, goodwill, grief, happiness, heart, joy, laws, life, love, lust, mankind, manners, mind, pain, peace, pride, slander, sorrow, spirit, time

Christmas and New Year Bells The time draws near the birth of Christ: The moon is hid; the night is still; The Christmas bells from hill to hill Answer each other in the mist. Four voices of four hamlets round, From far and near, on mead and moor, Swell out and fail, as if a door Were shut between me and the sound: Each voice four changes on the wind, That now dilate, and now decrease, Peace and goodwill, goodwill and peace, Peace and goodwill, to all mankind. This year I slept and woke with pain I almost wish'd no more to wake, And that my hold on life would break Before I heard those bells again: But they the troubled spirit rule, For they controll'd me when a boy; They bring me sorrow touch'd with joy, The merry, merry bells of Yule. Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out, wild bells, and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true. Ring out the grief that saps the mind, For those that here we see no more; Ring out the feud of rich and poor, Ring in redress to all mankind. Ring out a slowly dying cause, And ancient forms of party strife; Ring in the nobler modes of life, With sweeter manners, purer laws. Ring out the want, the care, the sin, The faithless coldness of the times; Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes, But ring the fuller minstrel in. Ring out false pride in place and blood, The civic slander and the spite; Ring in the love of truth and right, Ring in the common love of good. Ring out old shapes of foul disease, Ring out the narrowing lust of gold; Ring out the thousand wars of old Ring in the thousand years of peace. Ring in the valiant man and free, The larger heart, the kindlier hand; Ring out the darkness of the land, Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

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A Quote by Alfred, Lord TENNYSON on idleness, loyalty, manners, mind, nature, and nobility

For manners are not idle, but the fruit Of loyal nature, and of noble mind.

Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892)

Source: Idylls of the King, Guinevere

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A Quote by John Dalberg, Lord Acton on change, eternity, laws, and manners

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.

Lord Acton Dalberg (1834 - 1902)

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A Quote by Lillian Gish on good, life, and manners

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

Lillian Gish

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A Quote by Lillian Hellman on manners

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You lose your manners when you are poor.

Lillian Hellman (1905 - 1984)

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A Quote by Jonathan Swift on company, flattery, manners, and rest

Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; if you flatter only one or two, you affront the rest.

Jonathan Swift (1667 - 1745)

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