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Insincere Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Insincere

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An insincere and evil friend is more
to be feared than a wild beast;
a wild beast may wound your body,
but an evil friend will wound your mind.
- The Buddha

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It is better to be thought perverse than insincere.
- Samuel Richardson

It is unhappily true that much insincere Literature and Art,
executed solely with a view to effect,
does succeed by deceiving the public.
- George Henry Lewes

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises.
It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
- V. S. Pritchett

 

The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

There are many selfish people who are extremely original,
then they take those pure ideas and use them to raise themselves up,
that is an insincere move.
- Daniel Smith

I just don't like people coming up to me and saying something.
It immediately makes you become insincere.
There is no way you can react to it sincerely.
- Tom Verlaine

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I much prefer a compliment, even if insincere,
to sincere criticism.
- Titus Maccius Plautus

With manners comes insincerity.
Truth is sometimes difficult.
- Bono

Smiling away your troubles requires
a clear conscience that harbors no insincerity.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

I like the enthusiasm but not the insincerity of Los Angeles.
- Brenda Blethyn

Marriage always demands the greatest understanding
of the art of insincerity possible between two human beings.
- Vicki Baum

This is the age of insincerity.
The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century,
and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
- Lionel Barrymore

That's what show business is, sincere insincerity.
- Benny Hill

Every single instance of a friend's insincerity increases
our dependence on the efficacy of money.
- William Shenstone

Insincerity is always weakness; sincerity even in error is strength.
- George Henry Lewes

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims,
one turns, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms,
like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.
- George Orwell

Good manners sometimes means simply
putting up with other people's bad manners.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Parents are usually more careful to bestow knowledge
on their children rather than virtue,
the art of speaking well rather than doing well;
but their manners should be of the greatest concern.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Friends and good manners will carry you where money won't go.
- Margaret Walker

An armed society is a polite society.
Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life.
- Robert A. Heinlein

We were taught manners and we had to do our chores -
Katie and I grew up as normal kids.
- Oliver Hudson

Clothes and manners do not make the man;
but when he is made,
they greatly improve his appearance.
- Arthur Ashe

I describe not men, but manners; not an individual,
but a species.
- Henry Fielding

The show is like an Edwardian play -
emotional life gets stepped on for the sake of accepted manners,
and that's terrific for actors to play in.
- Jason Alexander

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

On the Continent people have good food;
in England people have good table manners.
- George Mikes

The Japanese have perfected good manners and made them
indistinguishable from rudeness.
- Paul Theroux

Fine manners need the support of fine manners in others.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Manners easily and rapidly mature into morals.
- Horace Mann

Manners require time, and nothing is more vulgar than haste.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love everything that's old, - old friends,
old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
- Oliver Goldsmith

The test of good manners is to be patient with the bad ones.
- Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Teach love, generosity, good manners and some of that
will drift from the classroom to the home and who knows,
the children will be educating the parents.
- Roger Moore

Of Manners gentle, of Affections mild;
In Wit a man; Simplicity,
a child.
- Alexander Pope

Modern morality and manners suppress all natural instincts,
keep people ignorant of the facts of nature and make
them fighting drunk on bogey tales.
- Aleister Crowley

To Americans, English manners are far more frightening than none at all.
- Randall Jarrell

You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
- Rita Mae Brown

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an
influence more powerful over many than the worth of
character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

Good manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
- Bennett Cerf

Evil communication corrupts good manners.
I hope to live to hear that good communication corrects bad manners.
- Benjamin Banneker

There are three subjects on which the knowledge of
the medical profession in general is woefully weak;
they are manners,
morals, and medicine.
- Gerald F. Lieberman

It strikes me as bad manners for a magazine to accept
one of my advertisements and then attack it editorially -
like inviting a man to dinner then spitting in his eye.
- David Ogilvy

The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.
- Fred Astaire

A man's manners are a mirror in which he shows his portrait.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Good manners is the art of making those people easy with whom we converse.
Whoever makes the fewest people uneasy is the best bred in the room.
- Jonathan Swift

Conventional manners are a kind of literacy test for
the alien who comes among us.
- Katharine Fullerton Gerould

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism
and advice instead of compliments,
he forgets that it was not his good judgment,
but his charming manners, that won her heart.
- Helen Rowland

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy
manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
- James Russell Lowell

Frequent and loud laughter is the characteristic of folly and ill manners.
- Lord Chesterfield

Persian social manners are well known,
and there is no other society that can compete with them.
- Moshe Katsav

He combines the manners of a Marquis with the morals of a Methodist.
- William Gilbert

Wearing the correct dress for any occasion is a matter of good manners.
- Loretta Young

Manners are the hypocrisy of a nation.
- Honore de Balzac

You learn, just as you learn good manners,
how to approach things with a certain amount of diplomacy.
- Robert MacNeil

Good manners will open doors that the best education cannot.
- Clarence Thomas

The most important of all revolutions,
a revolution in sentiments, manners and moral opinions.
- Edmund Burke

I have a respect for manners as such,
they are a way of dealing with people
you don't agree with or like.
- Margaret Mead

Manners are especially the need of the plain.
The pretty can get away with anything.
- Evelyn Waugh

No advance in wealth, no softening of manners,
no reform or revolution has ever brought human equality a millimeter nearer.
- George Orwell

Men and women must be educated, in a great degree,
by the opinions and manners of the society they live in.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

I think to be oversensitive about cliches is like being
oversensitive about table manners.
- Evelyn Waugh

Nothing is so great an example of bad manners as flattery.
If you flatter all the company, you please none;
If you flatter only one or two,
you offend the rest.
- Jonathan Swift

High rank and soft manners may not always belong to a true heart.
- Anthony Trollope

To be always thinking about your manners is not the way to make them good;
the very perfection of manners is not to think about yourself.
- Richard Whately

Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall,
but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.
- Lord Acton

You lose your manners when you are poor.
- Lillian Hellman

Prithee don't screw your wit beyond the compass of good manners.
- Colley Cibber

In marriage there are no manners to keep up,
and beneath the wildest accusations no real criticism.
Each is familiar with that ancient child in the other who may erupt again.
We are not ridiculous to ourselves.
We are ageless.
That is the luxury of the wedding ring.
- Enid Bagnold

The test of good manners is to be able to put up pleasantly with bad ones.
- Wendell Willkie

Be simple in words, manners, and gestures.
Amuse as well as instruct.
If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think
and make him like and believe you.
- Alfred E. Smith


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