Manners make the man.
~ English Proverb, American [17737]

Manners have long been considered the markings of a civilized society, and a man of manners a civilized being.

Rhymes for Kindly Children, 1916
"Good Manners"
By Ethel Fairmont [Public domain],
via Wikimedia Commons


Original Old English version:
"Manners Makyth Man": the motto of New College School, Oxford

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