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He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.

Author: Walter Benjamin (1982-1940)

Profession: German Critic, Philosopher

Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin.

Author: Quentin Crisp (1908)

Profession: British Author

A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.

Author: Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980)

Profession: Canadian Communications Theorist

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

Author: Dorothy Parker (1893-1967)

Profession: American Humorous Writer