The good ways, or the good rules for behaving, have lasted a long time – so they must have something.
This quote is from the author of The Story of Ferdinand, he wrote more than 40 children’s book from the mid-30s to the mid-70s. He even had a cartoon series. Munro was an observer of human behavior. In How to Behave and Why he works through honesty, fairness and strength (not physical but moral) which are the unpinning of manners and then etiquette.
Leaf, Munro. How to Behave and Why. New York: Universe, 1946. Print.