Manners and Ethics

"When a man points a finger at someone else, he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing to himself."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Be nice to people on your way up, because you're going to meet them all on your way down."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Habit is necessary; it is the habit of having habits, of turning a trail into a rut, that must be incessantly fought against if one is to remain alive."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Dignity does not come in possessing honors, but in deserving them."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A hat should be taken off when you greet a lady and left off for the rest of your life. Nothing looks more stupid than a hat."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Duty is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom do the dishes."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The people I respect most behave as if they were immortal and as if society was eternal."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's noble to want to confess, but if the results are just damage and pain, that's not noble. It's selfish."

Carol Green
Carol Green "House M.D." - "Adverse Events"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"The tooth fairy teaches children that they can sell body parts for money."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do."


Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out."


Rating: 5.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"People who live outside a society are the ones who can see how it works."

Christopher Rice
Christopher Rice "A Density of Souls"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Abortion is a skillfully marketed product sold to women at a crisis time in their life. If the product is defective, she can't return it for a refund."


Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"No one can earn a million dollars honestly."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Opinions are a private matter. The public has an interest only in judgments."


Rating: 4.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"How difficult it is to save the bark of reputation from the rocks of ignorance."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't place question mark in the place where God already place a full stop."


Rating: 9.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Never lose a chance of saying a kind word."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Bad habits are like a comfortable bed, easy to get into, but hard to get out of."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A good compliment is a truth, but presented in a favorable light."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Relativity applies to physics, not ethics."


Rating: 4.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Honor is like an island, rugged and without shores; once we have left it, we can never return."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"At eighteen our convictions are hills from which we look; at forty-five they are caves in which we hide."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To achieve harmony in bad taste is the height of elegance."

Jean Genet
Jean Genet "The Thief's Journal"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Temptation is the woman's weapon and the man's excuse."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Patience is something that you admire greatly in the driver behind you but not in the one ahead of you."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every one suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
F. Scott Fitzgerald "The Great Gatsby"

Rating: 8.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Habit is stronger than reason."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A man may walk intellectually among the stars and grovel morally among the swine."


Rating: 7.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Religion, opium for the people. To those suffering pain, humiliation, illness, and serfdom, it promised a reward in an afterlife. And now we are witnessing a transformation. A true opium for the people is a belief in nothingness after death--the huge solace of thinking that for our betrayals, greed, cowardice, murders we are not going to be judged."

Czeslaw Milosz
Czeslaw Milosz "Roadside Dog"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Politics is occupational therapy for the morally handicapped."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The production of obscurity in Paris compares to the production of motor cars in Detroit in the great period of American industry."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Food first, then morality."

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht "The Threepenny Opera"

Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Morality is contraband in war."

Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi "Non-Violence in Peace and War"

Rating: 7.17 (Number of Voters: 6)

"If God would have wanted us to live in a permissive society He would have given us Ten Suggestions and not Ten Commandments."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Men give love to get sex, Women give sex to get love."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing."

Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne "The Marble Faun"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Style is the image of character."

Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon "Memoirs of my Life"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We should restore the practice of dueling. It might improve manners around here."


Rating: 7.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Manners are noises you don't make while eating soup."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Existentialism is about being a saint without God; being your own hero, without all the sanction and support of religion or society."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Complete Works Of William Hazlitt"

Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)