Quotations on Etiquette

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The way the business things work in Russia is you have to meet people, you have to go through a certain amount of etiquette and business things are done just simply by a shake of the hand and whether they like you or not.
- Marc Almond
(Keywords: Business, Work, People, Etiquette, Russia)

He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.
- Walter Benjamin
(Keywords: Etiquette, Lying)

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
(Keywords: Etiquette, Nothing, Reading, Sin)

The high point of civilization is that you can hate me and I can hate you but we develop an etiquette that allows us to deal with each other because if we acted solely upon our impulse we'd probably go to war.
- Stanley Crouch
(Keywords: War, Civilization, Etiquette, Hate)

Every one of us is an artist, and as an artist, you really can stroll into any venue that you want, as long as you take your time to learn the etiquette of that venue.
- Terrence Howard
(Keywords: Time, Artist, Etiquette, Want)

In social matters, pointless conventions are not merely the bee sting of etiquette, but the snake bite of moral order.
- Florence King
(Keywords: Etiquette, Order)

We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility.
- Judith Martin
(Keywords: Etiquette, Hiring, Job, Law, Letters, Man, Responsibility)

I begin to grow heartily tired of the etiquette and nonsense so fashionable in this city.
- George Mason
(Keywords: Etiquette, Nonsense)

Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
- Emily Post
(Keywords: Science, Ethics, Etiquette, Honor, Living, Nothing)

Fashion exists for women with no taste, etiquette for people with no breeding.
- Queen Marie of Romania
(Keywords: Women, People, Breeding, Etiquette, Fashion, Taste)

And doing a film in that period, and having to really celebrate what they wore back then, how they sat and how they spoke. You know, what the etiquette was back then for a lady. All of those things are like putting on a wig and transforming yourself, which I love.
- Charlize Theron
(Keywords: Love, Etiquette, Film, Lady)

I am a journalist in the field of etiquette. I try to find out what the most genteel people regularly do, what traditions they have discarded, what compromises they have made.
- Amy Vanderbilt
(Keywords: People, Etiquette, Traditions)









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