Monday, September 26, 2011

More on Men and Manners

551-479 BC
"The ancient kings were watchful in regard to the things by which the mind was affected. And so they instituted ceremonies to direct men's aims aright; music to give harmony to their voice; laws to unify their conduct..." Confucious on clarifying manners and civility.

Collin Powell early in his military career
"The use of profane or filthy language is forbidden. A man who cannot express his feelings without profanity is seldom a good leader of men." 
The Bluejackets Manual 1944

Wally, Eddie and Ward Cleaver talk college
"Good manners are the instruments that round off the personality of a man so that it is agreeable and it becomes a strong magnet of attraction for fellowship in the business world as well as in campus life."
 Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity 1958