Be sincere. Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you.
Alfred E. Smith
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Laws are always unstable unless they are founded on the manners of a nation; and manners are the only durable and resisting power in a people.
Alexis de Tocqueville (1805 - 1859)
Source: Tocqueville in Democracy in America, 1835
Of manners gentle, of affections mild, In wit a man, simplicity a child.
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)
Source: Epitaph on Gay.
Manners with fortunes, humours turn with climes, Tenets with books, and principles with times.
Source: Moral Essays. Epistle i. Line 172.
Eye Nature's walks, shoot folly as it flies, And catch the manners living as they rise; Laugh where we must, be candid where we can, But vindicate the ways of God to man.
Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 13.
Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
Aleister Crowley (1875 - 1947)
Source: The Confessions of Aleister Crowley (1929)
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