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Etiquette

    Elena Knowshas quoted5 years ago
    her mind the structure of etiquette is comparable to that of a house, of which the foundation is ethics and the rest good taste, correct speech, quiet, unassuming behavior, and a proper pride of dignity.
    Elena Knowshas quoted5 years ago
    well as the most complex requirements of life day by day, whether we are at home or away from it, there can be no happier choice than the present volume. It is conceived in the belief that etiquette in its broader sense means the technique of human conduct under all circumstances in life.
    Ishan Agrawalhas quoted2 years ago
    , the precepts of which must be so thoroughly absorbed as to make their observance a matter of instinct rather
    Ishan Agrawalhas quoted2 years ago
    Let us cherish a sober mind; take for granted that in our best performances there are latent many errors which in their own time will come to light."
    Ishan Agrawalhas quoted2 years ago
    In one of the famous "Letters to His Son" he writes: "Moral virtues are the foundation of society in general, and of friendship in particular; but attentions, manners, and graces, both adorn and strengthen them." Again he says: "Great merit, or great failings, will make you respected or despised; but trifles, little attentions, mere nothings, either done or reflected, will make you either liked or disliked, in the general run of the world."
    fausto912has quoted3 years ago
    Too much space for too few people gives an effect of emptiness which always is suggestive of failure; also one must not forget that an undecorated room needs more people to make it look "trimmed"
    fausto912has quoted3 years ago
    Suitability is the test of good taste always.
    fausto912has quoted3 years ago
    man might write for an invitation for a friend
    fausto912has quoted3 years ago
    Mrs. Worldly,
    A young cousin of mine, David Blakely from Chicago, is staying with us.
    May Pauline take him to your dance on Friday? If it will be inconvenient for you to include him, please do not hesitate to say so frankly.
    Very sincerely yours, Caroline
    fausto912has quoted3 years ago
    may not ask for an invitation to a luncheon or a dinner for a stranger
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