Judith Martin Quotes

15 Judith Martin quotes:

"When a society abandons its ideals just because most people can't live up to them, behavior gets very ugly indeed."
"We already know that anonymous letters are despicable. In etiquette, as well as in law, hiring a hit man to do the job does not relieve you of responsibility."
Author: Martin Quotes Category: American Author Quotes Etiquette Quotes
"You glance at an e-mail. You give more attention to a real letter."
"Many people mistakenly think a new technology cancels out an old one."
"Chaperons, even in their days of glory, were almost never able to enforce morality; what they did was to force immorality to be discreet. This is no small contribution."
"Honesty has come to mean the privilege of insulting you to your face without expecting redress."
"If written directions alone would suffice, libraries wouldn't need to have the rest of the universities attached."
"We are born charming, fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society."
"It's far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help."
"Hypocrisy is not generally a social sin, but a virtue."
"There are three social classes in America: upper middle class, middle class, and lower middle class."
"We are all born charming, fresh and spontaneous, and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society."
"This is a question of social control,"
Author: Martin Quotes Category: Control Quotes
"The dinner table is the center for the teaching and practicing not just of table manners but of conversation, consideration, tolerance, family feeling, and just about all the other accomplishments of polite society except the minuet."
"The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, nobody wants to live any other way."
Author: Martin Quotes Category: Mistakes Quotes Inventions Quotes

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