is behaving with polite standards.


“Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you - not because they are nice, but because you are.”


“One of the greatest victories you can gain over someone is to beat him at politeness. ”

Josh Billings (1818-1885); [Henry Wheeler Shaw] humorist, essayist

“The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.”

Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929); French soldier, theorist

“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 (1872-1960); American author on etiquette

“I seek constantly to improve my manners and graces, for they are the sugar to which all are attracted. ”

Og Mandino (1923-1996); Essayist, Psychologist

“There is no teaching to compare with example.”

Sir Robert Baden-Powell (1857-1941); founder of the Boy Scouts

“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 (1872-1960); American author on etiquette

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The Girl Who Helped Two Elders at a Restaraunt.

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Just a Few Seconds

Today at a fast-food restaurant I was standing next to their new drink machine, it has a touch screen and can be relatively confusing. There was an older gentleman there trying to get ice and didn't understand how, I proceeded to show him how, and then helped him find and get the drink he wanted. It felt good to spare…

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The Day on the Street

On Friday, I was walking down the street. I saw an young couple walking too. They were walking to catch the next bus like me. After the bus arrived, the driver asked them for money, they gave it to him. Next, he asked me for money. Oh,no! I forgot to bring my wallet. The young couple saw what was going…

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briana about 1 year ago from houston

My mother always said, "Good manners make us nice to know." Simple, but so true.
Elizabeth over 1 year ago from Georgia

When you cross directly in front of someone, blocking their way, when they are clearly searching for an item on a grocery or pharmacy shelf, please say, "Excuse me." I find that most people do not say this and I find it rude. I feel as if I am invisible. I always say, "Excuse me" when I need to block them, even for a second or two. Bring back good manners!
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At home I tells my mom every thing.
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