Follow The Gentleman Scholar:

Etiquette



           Basic Rules of Etiquette              
 



  • Learn to govern yourself and to be gentle and patient.

     

  • Never speak or act in anger.

     

  • Remember that, valuable as is the gift of speech, silence is often more valuable.

     

  • Learn to speak in a gentle tone of voice.

     

  • Learn to say kind and pleasant things when opportunity offers.

     

  • Do not neglect little things if they can affect the comfort of others.

     

  • Learn to deny yourself and prefer others.

     

  • Beware of meddlers and tale bearers.

     

  • Ladies and gentlemen, when meeting on the sidewalk, should always pass to the right.

     

  • A gentleman accompanying a lady is not bound to give up his seat to another lady. His duty is to the lady he accompanies.

     

  • Applause is the just due of the deserving actor, and should be given liberally. Applaud by clapping the hands, and not by stamping or kicking with the feet.

     

  • If a person crushes or crowds you, and apologizes, accept the apology with a cold bow.

     

  • Never make an ostentatious display of wealth.