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Manners make the person.

Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.
Civility costs nothing.
Treat your superior as a father, your equal as a brother, and your inferior as a son.
Better were it to be unborn than to be ill bred.
What once were vices are manners now.
Manhood is melted into courtesies, valor into compliment, and men are only turned into tongue, and trim ones, too.
The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.
He is the very pineapple of politeness!
Manners are like the shadows of virtues, they are the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love and respect.
The only true source of politeness is consideration.
Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.
The greater person is one of courtesy.
The highest perfection of politeness is only a beautiful edifice, built, from the base to the dome, of ungraceful and gilded forms of charitable and unselfish lying.
To be a successful hostess, when guest arrive say, At last! and when they leave say, So soon!
Politeness is benevolence in small things.
Manners are happy ways of doing things.
We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly.
Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with.
Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good; the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.

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