47 Quotes About Good Manners and Respect

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Using good manners can sometimes give you more in return for your effort. These quotes about good manners and respect demonstrate how using some simple etiquette and social ability can take you a long way.

“A close family member once offered his opinion that I exhibit the phone manners of a goat, then promptly withdrew the charge – out of fairness to goats.”

“A man’s manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.”

“An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.”

“Bedside manners are no substitute for the right diagnosis.”

“Class is considerate of others. It knows that good manners is nothing more than a series of petty sacrifices.”

“Don’t misunderstand good manners for passivity.”

“Equality is the public recognition, effectively expressed in institutions and manners, of the principle that an equal degree of attention is due to the needs of all human beings.”

“Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.”

“For every rude executive who makes it to the top, there are nine successful executives with good manners.”

“Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.”

“Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.”

“Good manners are cost effective. They not only increase the quality of life in the workplace, they contribute to employee morale, embellish the company image, and play a major role in generating profit.”

“Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse. Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.”

“Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.”

“Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.”

“Good manners: The noise you don’t make when you’re eating soup.”

“I have always thought you could take the measure of a man by his sports manners – that is to say, the way in which he conducts himself on the playing field, or even over a game of chess or cards.”

“I love everything that’s old, – old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.”

“I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.”

“I think the thing I miss most in our age is our manners. It sounds so old-fashioned in a way. But even bad people had good manners in the old days, and manners hold a community together, and manners hold a family together; in a way, they hold the world together.”

“I’m big on manners. I’m big on politeness. I’m big on gratitude.”

“In marriage there are no manners to keep up, and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism. Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again. We are not ridiculous to ourselves. We are ageless. That is the luxury of the wedding ring.”

“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.”

“It’s really important for children to have good morals and good manners, and that they’re thoughtful of other people and that they learn the consequences of their actions.”

“It’s so important to have manners and treat people from all walks of life the way they should be treated.”

“Let’s not confuse traditional behaviours with good manners. The definition of etiquette is gender neutral – it simply means we strive at all times to ensure a person in our company feels at ease.”

“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 easily and rapidly mature into morals.”

“Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.”

“Men and women must be educated, in a great degree, by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.”

“My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

“Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.”

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.”

“Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.”

“Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows, the children will be educating the parents.”

“The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.”

“The joy of my heart is to ‘study men, their manners, and their ways,’ and for this darling object I cheerfully sacrifice every other consideration.”

“The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.”

“To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.”

“Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.”

“When people ask me about what I learned from martial arts, I don’t talk about favorite punches or kicks, or about fights won or lost. I talk about learning self-discipline, about ethics and manners and benevolence and fairness.”

“You can get through life with bad manners, but it’s easier with good manners.”

“You can’t be truly rude until you understand good manners.”

“You learn, just as you learn good manners, how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.”

Etiquette refines our social life and gives us a sense of importance.

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