It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Monday, April 27, 2015

Chapter 4, Page 27, Book 15

Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners.
Laurence Sterne

April 27th - Love uses good manners

Men are respectable only as they respect. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Webster defines the word respect as; to prize, cherish and value.  Your ability to show respect and appreciation to another person is an example of how much you respect and appreciate yourself.  You cannot love anyone else until you love yourself.

Respecting others begins in our own hearts and minds. If we consistently show a lack of respect toward others, the problem isn’t with them as much as it’s with us.

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

 Emily Post

Knowing and exercising good manners and proper conduct will make you feel good about yourself, and, in return, others will respect you for your good manners and proper conduct. What we give, always comes back to us.

The world would be more peaceful and smooth if people exhibited good manners. Bad manners encourage violence; in contrast, good manners encourage peace

Respect is a two way street, if you want to get it, you've got to give it.

 R. G. Risch


betty said...

So true about manners, Ma. I think its one of the best things we can do with our children is to teach them manners and teach them early about manners. I'm sure teachers would appreciate that if we did that!


Rick Watson said...

Increase the dose:) excellent advice.


Risch is right. "Respect is a two way street, if you want to get it, you've got to give it." Also LOVE increasing the dose. Smart advice, for sure.