Elegance is like manners. You can’t be polite only on Wednesday or Thursday. If you are elegant, you should be every day of the week. If you are not, then it’s another matter.
Let your countenance be pleasant, but in serious matters let it be somewhat grave.
Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Pride, ill nature, and want of sense are the three great sources of ill manners; without some one of these defects, no man will behave himself ill for want of experience, or what, in the language of fools, is called knowing the world.
We were taught manners and we had to do our chores - Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
I'm big on manners. I'm big on politeness. I'm big on gratitude.
I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted.
Respect goes a long way when you carry yourself a certain way and show manners when you first meet someone. If you do that, then it's hard for somebody not to like you.
My Southern heritage is a big part of who I am. I grew up around people who seemed like characters but are actual, real people. My grandmother made sure I had manners and all that stuff.
My manners, abominable at times, can be sweet.
The Masters is a sell-out annually, and even the scalpers mind their manners.
The decline of manners, the cynical pursuit without shame or restraint of personal advantage and of money characterizes our times, not without exceptions, of course, but more than we ought to be comfortable with.
J. Irwin Miller