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  • 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)

  • The good guest is almost invisible, enjoying him or herself, communing with fellow guests, and, most of all, enjoying the generous hospitality of the hosts
    (Emily Post)

  • The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S's Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy and Serenity.
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  • To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
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  • 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.
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  • 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)

  • 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)

  • A little praise is not only merest justice but is beyond the purse of no one
    (Emily Post)


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