"Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar."
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"We cannot always oblige; but we can always speak obligingly."
"Courtesy is the one coin you can never have too much of or be stingy with."
"Manners are especially the need of the plain. The pretty can get away with anything."
"The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones."
"Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation."
"The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth."
"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."
"A man's own good breeding is the best security against other people's ill manners."
"Manners must adorn knowledge, and smooth its way through the world."
"Ceremony is necessary as the outwork and defense of manners."
"A man's own manner and character is what most becomes him."
"Consideration for others is the basic of a good life, a good society."
"Manners are love in a cool climate."
"Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential."
"Nowadays, manners are easy and life is hard."
"If a man has good manners and is not afraid of other people he will get by, even if he is stupid."
"Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices."
"Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste."
"The basis of good manners is self-reliance."
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