Emily Post

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Emily Post

To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a home might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.More Emily Post [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.More Emily Post [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.More Emily Post [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.More Emily Post [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.More Emily Post [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If you are hurt, whether in mind or body, don't nurse your bruises. Get up and light-heartedly, courageously, good temperedly get ready for the next encounter. This is the only way to take life - this is also 'playing' the game!More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
An overdose of praise is like 10 lumps of sugar in coffee; only a very few people can swallow it.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The eleventh commandment, "Thou shalt not be found out" is despicable, but nevertheless, it is the one thing you can never get away from.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The honor of a gentleman demands the inviolability of his word, and the incorruptibility of his principles. He is the descendent of the knight, the crusader; he is the defender of the defenseless and the champion of justice--or he is not a gentleman.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To tell a lie in cowardice, to tell a lie for gain, or to avoid deserved punishment--are all the blackest of black lies.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The natural impulses of every thoroughbred include his sense of honor; his love of fair play and courage; his dislike of pretense and of cheapness.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The only occasion when the traditions of courtesy permit a hostess to help herself before a woman guest is when she has reason to believe the food is poisoned.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
To be a good sportsman, one must be a stoic and never show rancor in defeat, or triumph in victory, or irritation, no matter what annoyance is encountered. One who can not help sulking, or explaining, or protesting when the loser, or exulting when the winner, has no right to take part in games or contests.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Golf is a particularly severe strain upon the amiability of the average person's temper, and in no other game, except bridge, is serenity of disposition so essential.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The joy of joys is the person of light but unmalicious humor.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Custom is a mutable thing; yet we readily recognize the permanence of certain social values. Graciousness and courtesy are never old-fashioned.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Rather be frumpy than vulgar! Much. Frumps are often celebrities in disguise -- but a person of vulgar appearance is vulgar all through.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
No rule of etiquette is of less importance than which fork we use.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Jealousy is the suspicion of one's own inferiority.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
In popular houses where visitors like to go again and again, there is always a happy combination of some attention on the part of the hostess and the perfect freedom of the guests to occupy their time as they choose.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Etiquette requires the presumption of good until the contrary is proved.More Emily Post [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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