Manners and Ethics

"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric. "


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts."

Joseph Roux
Joseph Roux "Meditations of a Parish Priest"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Fashion is something barbarous, for it produces innovation without reason and imitation without benefit."

George Santayana
George Santayana "The Life of Reason"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Morality is always the product of terror; its chains and strait-waistcoats are fashioned by those who dare not trust others, because they dare not trust themselves, to walk in liberty."

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "Do What You Will"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"If Men and Women took their Pleasures as noisily as the Cats, what Londoner could ever hope to sleep of nights?"

Aldous Huxley
Aldous Huxley "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"A dirty joke is a sort of mental rebellion."

George Orwell
George Orwell "Collected Essays"

Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Being natural is one of the most irritating poses I know in people."

Alexander Theroux
Alexander Theroux "An Adultery"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There is not so variable a thing in nature as a lady's head-dress."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Fashions fade, style is eternal."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"No man can understand why a woman shouldn't prefer a good reputation to a good time."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "Reflections of a Bachelor Girl"

Rating: 3.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The hardest task of a girl's life, nowadays, is to prove to a man that his intentions are serious."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her - when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?"

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side, his nobler instincts and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them."

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"France may claim the happiest marriages in the world, but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America.""

Helen Rowland
Helen Rowland "A Guide to Men"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The spirit of the marriage left the bedroom and took to living in the parlor."

Zora Neale Hurston
Zora Neale Hurston "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Manners are of more importance than laws. Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarize or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform, insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Scandal is gossip made tedious by morality."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "Lady Windermere's Fan"

Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"There is no duty more obligatory than the repayment of kindness."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"A fashion is nothing but an induced epidemic."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Gratitude is the memory of the heart."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to."

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Bierce "The Devil's Dictionary"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Our senses are the landing ports of our spiritual enemies."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"There are those who so dislike the nude that they find something indecent in the naked truth."


Rating: 5.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Why would you clone people when you can go to bed with them and make a baby?"


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Children are ambassadors from another dimension and should be treated with diplomatic courtesy."


Rating: 8.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Women complain about sex more often than men. Their gripes fall into two major categories: (1) Not enough. (2) Too much."


Rating: 5.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Civilized life begins with a boiled egg sitting upright in an egg cup."


Rating: 7.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Bad taste is simply saying the truth before it should be said."


Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Charity begins at home, but should not end there."


Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The telephone is a good way to talk to people without having to offer them a drink."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."


Rating: 3.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Good taste is the worst vice ever invented."

Edith Sitwell
Edith Sitwell "The Last Years of a Rebel"

Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"The purpose of morality is to teach you, not to suffer and die, but to enjoy yourself and live."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog."


Rating: 5.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace, more about killing than we know about living."


Rating: 6.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Manners are the shadows of virtues; the momentary display of those qualities which our fellow creatures love, and respect."

Sydney Smith
Sydney Smith "Sermons"

Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Be kind to unkind people; they probably need it the most."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Punctuality is the virtue of the bored."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice."


Rating: 3.50 (Number of Voters: 4)