Favorite Quotations ~† Manners & Etiquette Emily Post's Gift of Good Manners

"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." ~ Emily Post

Richard Barlett

Manners are like zero in arithmetic. They may not be much in themselves, but they are capable of adding a great deal of value to everything else. ~ Freya Stark

Good manners make any man a pleasure to be with. Ask any woman. ~ Peter Mayle

In my mind, there is nothing so liberal and so ill-bred, as audible laughter. ~ Lord Chesterfield

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened. ~ Stanley Walker

Good manners must be inspired by the good heart. There is no beautifier of complexion, or form, or behavior, like the wish to scatter joy and not pain around us. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

To sleep when others speak, to sit when others stand, to walk on when others stay, to speak when one should hold his peace, or hear others, are all things of ill manners. ~ Francis Hawkins

You can get through life with bad manners, but itís easier with good manners. ~ Lillian Gish

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love and desire are the spirit's wings to great deeds. ~ Johann von Goethe

Protocol is everything. ~ Francois Giuliani

Civility is not a sign of weakness, and sincerity is always subject to proof. ~ John F. Kennedy, Inauguration Speech, 1/20/61

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. ~ Emily Post

Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other peopleís bad manners. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.