rudeness

A Quote by Rita Mae Brown on good, manners, rudeness, and understanding

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.

Rita Mae Brown (1944 -)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on flattery, hypocrisy, influence, needs, and rudeness

Leave this hypocritical prating about the masses. Masses are rude, lame, unmade, pernicious in their demands and influence, and need not to be flattered, but to be schooled.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson on day, facts, and rudeness

The walls of rude minds are scrawled all over with facts, with thoughts. They shall one day bring a lantern and read the inscriptions.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

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A Quote by Oliver Wendell Holmes on rudeness and wisdom

Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek, To take one blow, and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!

Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 - 1894)

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on babies, citizenship, death, delusion, immortality, innocence, life, questions, rudeness, seduction, simplicity, women, wonder, and world

The great physician, Dr. Henry G. Armitage, Jr., states, "Not without comment shall it come to pass that a state (so fretful for the preservation of the praying mantis but holding an unborn baby to be of no account) can send a spark of immortality swinging out into limbo and conspire with citizen and physician to turn a fragile, living object of simple innocence and complex wonder into a pathetic pulp and consign it by rude and peremptory passage to the furnace or sewer - unknown, unwanted [and] undefended." He further questions how a woman as "the fertile adornment of our race can be deluded into the notion that she is a mere poetress of unwanted luggage or be by blandishment seduced into believing that she has dominion over life not her own." He says, "An abortion is never commonplace, for the world holds no heartbreak like the death of innocence."

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Morality, p. 151, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Lyman Abbott on energy, rudeness, and shame

In New York - whose subway trains in particular have been "tattooed" with an energy to put our own rude practitioners to shame - not an inch of free space is spared except that of advertisements.

Lyman Abbott (1835 - 1922)

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A Quote by Judith Martin on rudeness

Ideological differences are no excuse for rudeness.

Judith Martin (1938 -)

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A Quote by John Milton on rudeness

I come to pluck your berries harsh and crude, And with forc'd fingers rude Shatter your leaves before the mellowing year.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: Lycidas. Line 3.

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A Quote by John Milton on birds, day, heart, hope, love, power, reason, rudeness, and success

To the Nightingale O Nightingale! that on yon bloomy spray Warblest at eve, when all the woods are still, Thou with fresh hope the lover's heart dost fill, While the jolly hours lead on propitious May. Thy liquid notes that close the eye of day, First heard before the shallow cuckoo's bill, Portend success in love; O, if Jove's will Have linked that amorous power to thy soft lay, Now timely sing, ere the rude bird of hate Foretell my hopeless doom in some grove nigh; As thou from year to year hast sung too late For my relief, yet hadst no reason why: Whether the Muse, or Love, call thee his mate, Both them I serve, and of their train am I.

John Milton (1608 - 1674)

Source: To the Nightingale

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A Quote by John Locke on rudeness

There cannot be greater rudeness than to interrupt another in the current of his discourse.

John Locke (1632 - 1704)

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