Manners 211 "Manners rest on a twofold foundation: to show the other every attention yet not to obtrude upon him." Hugo von Hofmannstahl. 1922. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Manners 211 "It is possible for a man wholly to disappear and be merged in his manners." Thoreau. 1850. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms. In other words, he becomes through his manners a manikin.
Manners 212 "The test of good manners is to be patient with bad ones." Solomon Ibn Gabirol. 1050. Gross, ed. Oxford Book of Aphorisms.
Manners 190 "Manners are especially the need of the plain; the pretty can get away with anything." Evelyn Waugh. Portable Curmudgeon.
Manners 286 "What once were vices are now custom (or common manners)." Latin. Dictionary of Foreign Terms. Bad manners in time become acceptable manners.