Good Behavior Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old good behavior quotes, good behavior sayings, and good behavior proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Good behavior is the last refuge of mediocrity.     

Henry S. Haskins

Good behavior wins even an enemy.     


Good behavior is everybody's business, and good taste can be everyone's goal.     

Millicent Fenwick

Good manners are a part of good morals.     

Richard Whately

Observe decorum, and it will open a path to morality.     

Mason Cooley

To help someone in need is not charity it is proper etiquette.     

Robert Breault

The standard of good behavior for the continuance in office of the judicial magistracy is certainly one of the most valuable of the modern improvements in the practice of government.     

Alexander Hamilton

Good conduct arises out of good doctrine.     

John Stott

Good manners require space and time.     

Alphonse De Lamartine

Good manners are a sign of strength.     

Dick Francis

Good manners can render even virtue tolerable.     

Mason Cooley

Good manners are not bred in moments, but in years.     

Julia McNair Wright

Good manners spring from just one thing - kind impulses.     

Elsa Maxwell

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.     

Clarence Thomas

Good manners without sincerity are like a beautiful dead lady.     

Yukteswar Giri

Making the extra effort to say thanks in a genuine, personal manner goes a long way. It is pleasurable to do, and it encourages more of the same good behavior.     

Richard Branson

Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.     

Will Cuppy

Etiquette is the ceremonial code of polite life, more voluminous and minute in each portion of society according to its rank.     

John Ramsay McCulloch

In Buddhism we have a great deal of etiquette. Etiquette is simply ways of living to conserve energy. Etiquette allows people to live in harmony with their environment.     

Frederick Lenz