E-mail has some magical ability to turn off the politeness gene in a human being.
Merciful heaven, social status is something to be strived for, not born with, or, worse yet, displayed. Social status is a reward for social climbing, a pursuit that may get you the attention of other limelighthers but won’t move you up one skinny rung as far as your social station in Dixie is concerned.
More I get to know people, the more I tend to end up odd.
Christ’s version of kindness: I know you are hurt. I contributed to that. Maybe, I should have said more. Done more. Listened. I am sorry for my part in the situation. I am sorry if I caused you any pain or confused you with my actions or words. How can I help you move on?...
Take care of your manners as seriously as your money.
Civility, it is said, means obeying the unenforceable.
We all need good manners, like our friends from the zoo!
Respect for ourselves guides our morals; respect for others guides our manners
Where there are no women there are no good manners
Manners are the happy way of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love –now repeated and hardened into usage. They form at last a rich varnish, with which the routine of life is washed, and its details adorned. If they are superficial, so are the dewdrops which give such depth to...
You only had to choose which me to talk to, for, you know, we all change our manners, depending on who has come to chat. One doesn’t behave at all the same way to a grandfather as to a bosom friend, to a professor as to a curious niece.
Showing interested observers how your wearable works is proper Netiquette.
I’m making a listI’m making a list of things I must sayFor politeness,And goodness and kindness and gentlenessSweetness and rightness:HelloPardon meHow are you?Excuse meBless youMay I?Thank youGoodbyeIf you know some that I’ve forgot,Please stick them in you eye!
[I]t’s not enough to be right. I think you have to be generous. It’s not enough to be logical. You have to be virtuous…[Y]our demeanor will carry your message, perhaps, even further than your words will…[P]eople don’t just disagree with us. Many of them genuinely think that we are evil, and when people think you’re...
It is time to effect a revolution in female manners – time to restore to them their lost dignity – and make them, as a part of the human species, labour by reforming themselves to reform the world. It is time to separate unchangeable morals from local manners.
Traditional values are not gone. They are good netiquette.