A good father advice to his son
"My boy," said a father to his son, "treat everybody with politeness, even those who are rude to you; remember, you show courtesy to others, not because they are gentlemen, but because you are one."
"Be polite and everyone will be polite to you."
Many will agree that the young must be taught about good manners and then somewhere along the line, we forgot that it is applicable to us as well. There is indeed a decline of politeness in our modern society. Do you agree?
"Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge on their children rather than virtue, the art of speaking well rather than doing well; but their manners should be of the greatest concern." - Fuller, R. Buckminster
"Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter which fork you use." - Emily Post
"Whoever one is, and wherever one is, one is always in the wrong if one is rude." - Maurice Baring
“Anyone can be polite to a king. It takes a gentleman to be polite to a beggar.”
Be gentle and not harsh at all times. Say "please", “thank you” and “excuse me” more. Be the first to say "Sorry". Put these into practice, and all will be charmed with your manners. Try it!
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- The Way You Speak
- Be Courteous and Considerate
- Always Be Nice
- Be a gentleman - Speak Softly, Don't Argue!