Emily Post Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Emily Post quotes, Emily Post sayings, and Emily Post proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule. Emily Post
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. Emily Post
Unconsciousness of self is not so much unselfishness as it is the mental ability to extinguish all thought of one's self exactly as one turns out the light. Emily Post
Manners are made up of trivialities of deportment which can be easily learned if one does not happen to know them. Emily Post
Manners are like primary colors, there are certain rules and once you have these you merely mix, i.e., adapt, them to meet changing situations. Emily Post
Good manners reflect something from inside an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self. Emily Post
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. Emily Post
Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use. Emily Post
Good manners reflect something from inside-an innate sense of consideration for others and respect for self. Emily Post
The most vulgar slang is scarcely worse than the attempted elegance which those unused to good society imagine to be the evidence of cultivation. Emily Post
Bread is like dressed, hats and shoes - in other words, essential! Emily Post
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule. Emily Post
To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a "home" might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation. Emily Post
Cracking gum, smacking it, or chomping away in a mechanical rhythm can be disturbing or distracting to many people, especially in close quarters. In public, chew gums discretely and dispose of it in a waste receptacle— never on the ground. Emily Post
Young people must understand that watching someone chew gum is, as older generations say, 'like watching a cow chew its cud.' Emily Post
Despite the tremendous popularity that gum has enjoyed, many view the chewing habit negatively and as a poor reflection of U.S. culture. Emily Post
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory. Emily Post
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