Quotes: The Great Secret

The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving as if you were in Heaven, where there are no third-class carriages, and one soul is as good as another.

-George Bernard Shaw

MyFairLady_Harrison_AndrewsProfessor Higgins has a wonderful point. Why save good manners for the party, country club or white table cloth restaurant? Courtesy is for everyday and manners make each day more pleasurable.

Shaw, Bernard. Pygmalion. New York: Brentano, 1916. Print.