On Manners & Etiquettes
Politeness earmarks a gentleman, and graciousness presupposes a lady. Men, embrace the former; and all you women everywhere, practice the latter.
As for your interest in manners, let it climb above the academic, and never rest in that which is superficial, but always strive to please GOD, and that, in all things: this is safe ground to rest upon.
Because “young bodies are like tender plants, which grow and become hardened into whatever shape you have trained them” (Erasmus): accustom your children to good manners and polite etiquettes.
A rude nation presupposes rude homes.
That is a foolish parent, the one who fails to teach his children good manners.
To the state: you make a suicidal error in dreaming that your role is to replace parents! No, and may all parents awake to their responsibility of teaching their own children noble manners and fine etiquettes.
The value of good behaviour is priceless; own it.
It is better to dwell with dogs and cows, than to live with an old wretch who is destitute of manners and etiquettes.
Parents: do you care for your children’s welfare? See to it that from the cradle, your beautiful doves are taught good manners and polite etiquettes.
To everyone averse to good manners and polite etiquettes: men have reason to banish you from polite society; for you are a disgrace to good taste and fine breeding!
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