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10 Manners Quotes from Literature

"Unbidden guests
Are often welcomest when they are gone." ~ Henry VI, Part One by William Shakespeare No virtue could charm him, no vice shock him. He had about him a natural good manner, which seemed to qualify him for the highest circles, and yet he was never out of place in the lowest. ~ Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope The world prefers decorum to honesty. ~ Diana of the Crossways by George Meredith But her correctness was of the finer sort, and had no air of being studied or achieved; conduct would never offer her a problem to be settled from a book of rules, for the rules were so deep within her that she was unconscious of them. ~ Alice Adams by Booth Tarkington Not a whit, Touchstone. Those that are good manners at the court are as ridiculous in the country as the behaviour of the country is most mockable at the court. ~ As You Like It by William Shakespeare "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." ~ Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw "Mr. Wickham is blessed with such happy manners as may ensure his MAKING friends--whether he may be equally capable of RETAINING them, is less certain." ~ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen "Take another glass of wine, and excuse my mentioning that society as a body does not expect one to be so strictly conscientious in emptying one's glass, as to turn it bottom upwards with the rim on one's nose." ~ Great Expectations by Charles Dickens He was not handsome, and his manners required intimacy to make them pleasing. ~ Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen An ivory-faced and silvery-haired old woman opened the door. She had an evil face, smoothed by hypocrisy; but her manners were excellent. ~ The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson


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