Manners and Ethics

"Morality and expediency coincide more than the cynics allow."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Morality is the theory that every human act must be either right or wrong, and that 99% of them are wrong."

Henry Louis Mencken
Henry Louis Mencken "A Mencken Chrestomathy"

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Sex without love is an empty experience, but as empty experiences go it's one of the best."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything."

Anita Brookner
Anita Brookner "Hotel du Lac"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love talks and talks. Lust is brief and to the point."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 5.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"He preaches well that lives well."

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Sex is the thing that takes the least time and causes the most trouble."

Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"God created Adam and Eve - not Adam and Steve."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Association with women is the basis of good manners."

Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress."

William Hazlitt
William Hazlitt "The Most Brilliant Thoughts of All Time"

Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The etiquette question that troubles so many fastidious people on New Year's Day is: How am I ever going to face those people again?"

Judith Martin (Miss Manners)
Judith Martin (Miss Manners) "Miss Manners Guide to Excruciatingly ..."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The fig leaf which once was put over the secret parts of man and woman in sculpture is now put over the face. The person does not matter."

Fulton John Sheen
Fulton John Sheen "Those Mysterious Priests"

Rating: 3.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The murals in restaurants are on par with the food in museums."

Rating: 6.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Let me give you a definition of ethics: It is good to maintain and further life; it is bad to damage and destroy life."

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Man is not man, but a wolf to those he does not know."

Titus Maccius Plautus
Titus Maccius Plautus "The Comedy of Asses"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there."

Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Ethics is not about the way things are, it is about the way things ought to be."

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress."

Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel "Coco Chanel: Her Life, Her Secrets"

Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Change of fashion is the tax levied by the industry of the poor on the vanity of the rich."

Chamfort "Maxims and Considerations"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Orgies are an early form of what will someday become sex by committee."

Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The art of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"To give a man full knowledge of true morality, I would send him to no other book than the New Testament."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"To educate a person in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts, keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make them fighting drunk on bogey tales."

Aleister Crowley
Aleister Crowley "The Confessions of Aleister Crowley"

Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"No matter how cynical you get, it is impossible to keep up."

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Valor is common but great souls are rare."

Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them."

Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"What most men desire is a virgin who is a whore."

Edward Dahlberg
Edward Dahlberg "Reasons of the Heart"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "Manners from Heaven"

Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Ethics are so annoying. I avoid them on principle."

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Manners are love in a cool climate."

Quentin Crisp
Quentin Crisp "Manners from Heaven"

Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Love is the answer - but while you're waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions."

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"So soon as a fashion is universal, it is out of date."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought."

Rating: 2.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver."

Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Style is the man himself."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Intolerance is evidence of impotence."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Custom reconciles us to everything."

Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Bath twice a day to be really clean, once a day to be passably clean, once a week to avoid being a public menace."

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The law often allows what honor forbids."

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Time is a great legalizer, even in the field of morals."

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There were honest people long before there were Christians and there are, God be praised, still honest people where there are no Christians. It could therefore easily be possible that people are Christians because true Christianity corresponds to what they would have been even if Christianity did not exist."

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Revenge is the most sincere form of forgiveness."

Rating: 6.83 (Number of Voters: 6)