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The world was my oyster but I used the wrong fork - Oscar Wilde
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.
Yes, but also one of the problems for a novelist in Ireland is the fact that there are no formal manners. I mean some people have beautiful manners but there's no kind of agreed form of manners.
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.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
Bryant H McGill
You can get through life with bad manners, but it's easier with good manners.
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
H Jackson Brown Jr
Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
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
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.
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished
It is time to effect a revolution in female manners - time to restore to them their lost dignity. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.
Mary WMary Wollstonecraft
Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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