Politeness is the first thing people lose once they get the power.
Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people's bad manners.
Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.
One of the few things I like about Bill Clinton is that he has very good manners. If his momma were still alive, I would congratulate her.
We are justified in enforcing good morals, for they belong to all mankind; but we are not justified in enforcing good manners, for good manners always mean our own manners.
Politeness is only one half good manners and the other half good lying.
The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them indistinguishable from rudeness.
Command that no one be received, or kept to be of your household indoors or without, if one has not reasonable belief of them that they are faithful, discreet, and painstaking in the office for which they are received, and withal honest and of good manners.
Don't misunderstand good manners for passivity.