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Emily Post
(1872-1960) born on
Oct 27
US etiquette authority. She was the authority on social behaviour whose definitive work was "Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage," 1922.
         
   
F
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.

R
The attributes of a great lady may still be found in the rule of the four S's: Sincerity, Simplicity, Sympathy and Serenity.
A
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
N
Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
K
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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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Etiquette," ch. 6, 1922.
R: In "Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World," by Edythe Draper, 1992.
A: "Etiquette," ch. 33, 1922.
N: In "The Forbes Book of Business Quotations," by Ted Goodman, 1997.
K: "Such is Life."
   


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