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Emily Post

To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.

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Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.

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Manners are a sensitive awareness of the feelings of others. If you have that awareness, you have good manners, no matter what fork you use.

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Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.

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To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a 'home' might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.

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