The worst of social culprits – a bore

Regifting only works if one does not get caught

Bullying people for doing the right thing is an unfortunately common defensive ploy

“Perfected good-breeding,” says Dr. Johnson, “consists in having no particular mark of any profession, but a general elegance of manners.”

there is nothing quite so satisfying as disarming another person’s rudeness by being relentlessly polite

while Miss Manners does not condone reneging after accepting invitations, the change of date gives you a fresh chance

[Logic] an art that does not admit of parade in its proper use

The bended knee was a theatrical cliche, not a cultural practice

Any archaeologist or scholar who digs or finds a text but does not pass on what has been found deserves to be locked up as an enemy of science

Gratitude is not a silent virtue