Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them.

Benjamin Disraeli

Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.

Eric Hoffer

That's the secret of entertaining. You make your guests feel welcome and at home. If you do that honestly, the rest takes care of itself.

Barbara Hall

Manners maketh man.

William of Wykeham

Politeness, n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.

Ambrose Bierce

Don't reserve your best behavior for special occasions. You can't have two sets of manners, two social codes - one for those you admire and want to impress, another for those whom you consider unimportant. You must be the same to all people.

Lillian Eichler Watson

Associate with well-mannered persons and your manners will improve. Run around with decent folk and your own decent instincts will be strengthened.

Stanley Walker

To have respect for ourselves guides our morals; and to have a deference for others governs our manners.

Lawrence Sterne

Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.

Thomas Sowell

People generally follow the rules of etiquette.

Brian Fritz

Etiquette can be at the same time a means of approaching people and of staying clear of them.

David Riesman

Etiquette is saying that it's really OK to be nice.

Peter Post

In cross-border deals, to me etiquette is not an 'edge' thing. It is a prerequisite to being effective.

Mark Greene

You know, with her background at CBC, Madam Clarkson would probably ask permission to cross a line, which is the etiquette.

Randy Mylyk

The Australian Book of Etiquette is a very slim volume.

Paul Theroux

Protocol is etiquette with a government expense account.

Judith S. Marin