Good manners are minor morals. They are the shadows of virtue. They are the blossoms of good sense and good feelings.
Pride, ill-nature, want of good sense, arrogance and impatience are the sources of ill-manners. Good manners are a part of good morals. They are rare gifts. They easily and rapidly ripen into morals.
Be simple, humble and unostentatious. Say little or nothing about yourself.
From "Daily Sayings" by Swami Sivananda (1987-1963). More Informations on Swami Sivananda
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