62 Bad Manners Quotes On Success In Life

These bad manners quotes will inspire you. Bad manners, the treatment of other people in an impolite or discourteous way, or incorrect behavior in public, or lack of polite or well-bred social behavior.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging bad manners quotes, bad manners sayings, and bad manners proverbs.

Best Bad Manners Quotes

  1. “Good manners sometimes means simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.” ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  2. “There is no rest for the person who has envy, and there is no love for the person who has bad manners.” ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib
  3. “Good manners open the closed doors; bad manners close the open doors!” ~ Mehmet Murat Ildan
  4. “The children now love luxury; they have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise. Children are now tyrants, not the servants of their households. They no longer rise when elders enter the room. They contradict their parents, chatter before company, gobble up dainties at the table, cross their legs, and tyrannize their teachers.” ~ Aristophanes
  5. “There is no nobility with bad manners.” ~ Ali ibn Abi Talib

  6. “The great secret…is not having bad manners or good manners…but having the same manner for all human souls.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  7. “A dying culture invariably exhibits personal rudeness. Bad manners. Lack of consideration for others in minor matters. A loss of politeness, of gentle manners, is more significant than is a riot.” ~ Robert A. Heinlein , Bad manners quotes politeness
  8. “Good manners are appreciated as much as bad manners are abhorred.” ~ Bryant H. McGill
  9. “A bad manner spoils everything, even reason, and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.” ~ Baltasar Gracian
  10. “There is no excuse for bad manners, except fast reflexes.” ~ Steven Brust

  11. “The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  12. “The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.” ~ Wendell Willkie
  13. “Bad manners make a journalist.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  14. “To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.” ~ Walt Whitman
  15. “Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” ~ Margaret Walker

  16. “Evil communication corrupts good manners. I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.” ~ Benjamin Banneker
  17. “Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it. What seems conceit, bad manners, or cynicism is a sign of things no ears have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.” ~ Miller Williams
  18. “A man who pretends to understand women is bad manners. For him to really to understand them is bad morals.” ~ Henry James
  19. “Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company, you please none; If you flatter only one or two, you offend the rest.” ~ Jonathan Swift
  20. “You can get through life with bad manners, but it’s easier with good manners.” ~ Lillian Gish

  21. “It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially – like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye.” ~ David Ogilvy
  22. “Manners are of such great consequence to the novelist that any kind will do. Bad manners are better than no manners at all, and because we are losing our customary manners, we are probably overly conscious of them; this seems to be a condition that produces writers.” ~ Flannery O’Connor
  23. “This self-congratulatory notion Americans have that their country is Number One is borne of ignorance and bad manners.” ~ Bryan Cranston
  24. “Telling a lie is called wrong. Telling the truth is called right. Except when telling the truth is called bad manners and telling a lie is called polite.” ~ Judith Viorst
  25. “Have compassion for everyone you meet, even if they don’t want it.” ~ Lucinda Williams

  26. “You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.” ~ Miller Williams
  27. “As a child, I was taught that it was bad manners to bring attention to yourself, and to never, ever make a spectacle of yourself … All of which I’ve earned a living doing.” ~ Audrey Hepburn
  28. “The challenge of manners is not so much to be nice to someone whose favor and/or person you covet (although more people need to be reminded of that necessity than one would suppose) as to be exposed to the bad manners of others without imitating them.” ~ Judith Martin
  29. “Private problems don’t constitute an excuse for bad manners.” ~ Margaret Millar
  30. “Men sometimes have to leave their ladies alone, and ladies are not responsible for the bad manners of fools.” ~ Charlaine Harris

  31. “That bad manners are so prevalent in the world is the fault of good manners.” ~ Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
  32. “Being a parent does not give you an excuse for bad manners.” ~ Rosalind Wiseman
  33. “We often value the exterior and superficial aspect of things more than their inner reality. Bad manners taint everything even justice and reason. The ‘how’ of things matters most, and even the most disagreeable matters can be sweetened and gilded over with the proper appearance. Such is the bias and the weakness of the human mind.” ~ Madeleine de Souvre, marquise de Sable
  34. “Writers that pretend to be in the throes of some kind of genius-demon, some kind of possessing spirit that refuses to let them engage with Normal Life are bullshit artists of the highest degree, looking to excuse their antisocial tendencies and bad manners away with a flourish of vocabulary and the semantic waving of hands.” ~ Matt Fraction , Bad manners quotes ife
  35. “Plasticity loves new molds because it can fill them, but for a man of sluggish mind and bad manners there is decidedly no place like home.” ~ George Santayana

  36. “In England it is bad manners to be clever, to assert something confidently. It may be your own personal view that two and two make four, but you must not state it in a self-assured way, because this is a democratic country and others may be of a different opinion.” ~ George Mikes
  37. “~I’m strict about manners. I think that kids have a horrible time with other people if they have bad manners…. The one thing you’ve got to be prepared to do as a parent is not to be liked from time to time.~” ~ Emma Thompson
  38. “I’ve never turned blue in someone else’s
    bathroom. I consider that the height of bad
    manners.” ~ Keith Richards
  39. “The detachment of the artist is kind of creepy. It’s kind of rude, and yet really it’s where art comes from. It’s not the same as courage. It’s closer to bad manners than to courage. If you’re going to be a writer, you basically have to say, ‘this is just who I am’. There’s a certain indefensibility about it. It’s not about loving your community and taking care of it — you’re not attached to the chamber of commerce. It’s a little unsafe. You have to be willing to have only four friends, not 11.” ~ Lorrie Moore
  40. “Spiritual strength and passion, when accompanied by bad manners, only provoke loathing.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

  41. “Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of a savior.” ~ Aldous Huxley
  42. “It is always a practical difficulty with clubs to regulate the laws of election so as to exclude peremptorily every social nuisance. Nobody wishes bad manners. We must have loyalty and character.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  43. “I don’t like people being rude. Bad manners and arrogance make me cross. People making others feel uncomfortable. And I really don’t like it in restaurants when people are rude or patronizing to waiters. I feel like saying, ‘They’re not your slave’. But my knees only shake around once every five years. You’re safe, don’t worry.” ~ Alan Titchmarsh
  44. “Under bad manners, as under graver faults, lies very commonly an overestimate of our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity.” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.
  45. “My heart rushes into the garden, joyfully tasting all the delights. But reason frowns, disapproving of the heart’s bad manners.” ~ Rumi

  46. “What seems conceit, bad manners or cynicism is always a sign of things no ear have heard, no eyes have seen. You do not know what wars are going on down there where the spirit meets the bone.” ~ Lucinda Williams
  47. “Young people nowadays love luxury; they have bad manners and contempt for authority. They show disrespect for old people… contradict their parents, talk constantly in front of company, gobble their food and tyrannize their teachers.” ~ Socrates
  48. “Unfortunately, manipulation and defamation are part of the bad manners that have been prevailing in Poland’s politics for ten years now.” ~ Jaroslaw Kaczynski
  49. “I’m gonna try to talk about this in a secular way, but where’s the spirituality of just being a person? I think it contributes to this rise in bad manners and mean comments; people are being driven by seeking something that’s just designed to keep them seeking something. I’m not reducing people in this age to phone-addicted dum-dums, but we have to remind ourselves to also study compassion and inner life as well.” ~ Lauren Graham
  50. “Don’t lick the guests, darling. Bad manners.” ~ Patricia Briggs

  51. “What my children appear to be on the surface is no matter to me. I am fooled neither by gracious manners nor by bad manners. I am interested in what is truly beneath each kind of manners…I want my children to be people- each one separate- each one special- each one a pleasant and exciting variation of all the others” ~ William Saroyan
  52. “If I was to ask you tonight if you were saved? Do you say ‘Yes, I am saved’. When? ‘Oh so and so preached, I got baptized and…’ Are you saved? What are you saved from, hell? Are you saved from bitterness? Are you saved from lust? Are you saved from cheating? Are you saved from lying? Are you saved from bad manners? Are you saved from rebellion against your parents? Come on, what are you saved from?” ~ Leonard Ravenhill
  53. “To sacrifice the principles of manners, which require compassion and respect, and bat people over the head with their ignorance of etiquette rules they cannot be expected to know is both bad manners and poor etiquette. That social climbers and twits have misused etiquette throughout history should not be used as an argument for doing away with it.” ~ Judith Martin , Bad manners quotes and respect
  54. “On the other hand, it was bad manners to look a gift horse in the mouth. Even if you’re getting it from an overweight cracker in a fringe shirt.” ~ Ilona Andrews

  55. “Human manners are wildly inconsistent; plenty of people have said so. But this one takes the cake: the manner in which we’re allowed to steal from future generations while commanding them not to do that to us, and rolling our eyes at anyone who is tediously PC enough to point that out. The conspicuous consumption of limited resources has yet to be accepted widely as a spiritual error, or even bad manners.” ~ Barbara Kingsolver
  56. “It is bad manners to contradict a guest. You must never insult people in your own house – always go to theirs.” ~ Myrtle Reed
  57. “I don’t do plays without jokes anymore. I’ve retired from those plays. I think it’s bad manners to invite people to sit in the dark for two and a half hours and not tell them the joke.” ~ Bill Nighy
  58. “We hear a great deal about the rudeness of the rising generation. I am an oldster myself and might be expected to take the oldsters’ side, but in fact, I have been far more impressed by the bad manners of parents to children than by those of children to parents.” ~ C. S. Lewis
  59. “New York has always prided itself on its bad manners. That is the real source of our strength.” ~ Gertrude Atherton

  60. “A reader is doubly guilty of bad manners against an author when he praises his second book at the expense of his first (or vice versa) and then expects the author to be grateful for what he has done.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  61. “There seems to me now to be the notion that you send something to a journal or an agent and months go by. It seems to me like that is a new piece of bad manners. Probably. Generally, I assume that anything that happens now happened to Adam and Eve also.” ~ Lore Segal
  62. “the conspicuous consumption of limited resources has yet to be accepted widely as a spiritual error, or even bad manners” ~ Barbara Kingsolver

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