Nothing is less important than which fork you use. Etiquette is the science of living. It embraces everything. It is ethics. It is honor.
A little praise is not only merest justice but is beyond the purse of no one.
Bread is like dressed, hats and shoes—in other words, essential!
To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.
Ideal conversation must be an exchange of thought, and not, as many of those who worry most about their shortcomings believe, an eloquent exhibition of wit or oratory.
Topics: Wit, Conversation
To the old saying that man built the house but woman made of it a “home” might be added the modern supplement that woman accepted cooking as a chore but man has made of it a recreation.
Topics: Eating, Cooking
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