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It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous. – Jean Paul Sartre

Each year one vicious habit discarded, in time might make the worst of us good. – Benjamin Franklin

Savages we call them because their manners differ from ours. – Benjamin Franklin

How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg? Four. Calling a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog? Five? No, calling a tail a leg don’t make it a leg. – Abraham Lincoln

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After all manner of professors have done their best for us, the place we are to get knowledge is in books. The true university of these days is a collection of books. – Albert Camus

For that again, is what all manner of religion essentially is: childish dependency. – Albert Ellis

I started to call myself a rational therapist in 1955; later I used the term rational emotive. Now I call myself a rational emotive behavior therapist. – Albert Ellis

There are three musts that hold us back: I must do well. You must treat me well. And the world must be easy. – Albert Ellis

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild; In Wit a man; Simplicity, a child. – Alexander Pope

A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Famous Manners Quotes

Nothing seems at first sight less important than the outward form of human actions, yet there is nothing upon which men set more store: they grow used to everything except to living in a society which has not their own manners. – Alexis de Tocqueville

Laziness. Unwarranted repose of manner in a person of low degree. – Ambrose Bierce

Politeness, n: The most acceptable hypocrisy. – Ambrose Bierce

We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time. – Aristotle

Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance. – Arthur Ashe

Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard. – Benjamin Disraeli

Beware the hobby that eats. – Benjamin Franklin

Eat to please thyself, but dress to please others. – Benjamin Franklin

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else. – Benjamin Franklin

It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them. – Benjamin Franklin

Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones. – Benjamin Franklin

A pat on the back, through only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results. – Bennett Cerf

Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup. – Bennett Cerf

Your denial is beneath you, and thanks to the use of hallucinogenic drugs, I see through you. – Bill Hicks

The person we believe ourselves to be will always act in a manner consistent with our self-image. – Brian Tracy

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Mastery passes often for egotism. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

There is nothing more dreadful than the habit of doubt. Doubt separates people. It is a poison that disintegrates friendships and breaks up pleasant relations. It is a thorn that irritates and hurts; it is a sword that kills. – Buddha

What is the appropriate behavior for a man or a woman in the midst of this world, where each person is clinging to his piece of debris? What’s the proper salutation between people as they pass each other in this flood? – Buddha

Don’t drink in the hotel bar, that’s where I do my drinking. – Casey Stengel

We are so very ‘umble. – Charles Dickens

Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self. – Charles Spurgeon

It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially – like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye. – David Ogilvy

If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me. – Dwight L. Moody

The most important of all revolutions, a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions. – Edmund Burke

Whenever you are angry, be assured that it is not only a present evil, but that you have increased a habit. – Epictetus

It’s not a slam at you when people are rude, it’s a slam at the people they’ve met before. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Men get to be a mixture of the charming mannerisms of the women they have known. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Great Manners Quotes

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. – Flannery O’Connor

A man’s character always takes its hue, more or less, from the form and color of things about him. – Frederick Douglass

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners, no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer. – George Orwell

We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners. – Gilbert K. Chesterton

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart. – Helen Rowland

In character, in manner, in style, in all things, the supreme excellence is simplicity. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Well, I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I haven’t been a rogue most of my life. – Jack Nicholson

Change before you have to. – Jack Welch

When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living. – James Baldwin

Generosity is nothing else than a craze to possess. All which I abandon, all which I give, I enjoy in a higher manner through the fact that I give it away. To give is to enjoy possessively the object which one gives. – Jean Paul Sartre




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