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Mignon McLaughlinA car is useless in New York, essential everywhere else. The same with good manners.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Winston ChurchillWhen you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Benjamin FranklinBe civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Ambrose BiercePoliteness , n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

—  Ambrose Bierce, 1842–1914, American writer

Lord ChesterfieldThe manner is often as important as the matter, sometimes more so.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.

—  H. Jackson Brown, Jr., 1940-, American self-help writer

Paul ValeryPoliteness is organized indifference.

—  Paul Valery, 1871-1945, French poet

Elbert HubbardThe stronger a man is, the more gentle he can afford to be.

—  Elbert Hubbard, 1856-1915, American writer

Theodore RooseveltLet us speak courteously, deal fairly, and keep ourselves armed and ready.

—  Theodore Roosevelt, 1858-1919, American President [1901-1909]

Anton ChekhovA good upbringing means not that you won't spill sauce on the tablecloth, but that you won't notice it when someone else does.

—  Anton Chekhov, 1860-1904, Russian writer

George WashingtonBe courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.

—  George Washington, 1732-1799, the first American President










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