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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1919 Excerpt: ... MANNERS Unselfishness--thought for others, a due regard for one's neighbor and his rights--is at the root of real politeness. If the spirit of kindliness and courtesy reside in the individual, his manners will naturally reflect this spirit; and so manners come to be accepted, in many cases, as an outward sign of conduct. When a boy or girl gives up his seat to another, stands aside to let some one go before him, picks up an object that somebody has dropped, or takes time and pains to do a favor for another, he performs an unselfish act. He shows that he is thinking of his neighbor's comfort and convenience,--not his own. We say of him, "He is polite." While true politeness springs from the heart, there are certain forms of politeness established by the usages of society which every boy and girl should know. The observance of these forms helps to make life easier and more agreeable; it smooths the way for us, puts us at ease, and relieves many an awkward situation. It is not the purpose of the school to teach all or even any great number of these forms. Only a few of the most commonplace matters can be taken up in the schoolroom. Further details, in fact the full "code," can be found in any good book on etiquette. But, whatever the printed authority, remember no written rules can include the thousand and one little courtesies that the truly courteous person may find occasion for showing. In review, follow diligently, until good manners become second nature to you, the instructions given in Book One of this series as a guide to correct behavior: Questions. Do you know the Golden Rule? Repeat it. Are you doing what you can every day to make others happier and more comfortable? Are you showing respect and consideration for your parents, your teacher, your frien...
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Descripción General Books LLC, 2012. Paperback. Condición: New. This item is printed on demand. Nº de ref. del artículo: INGM9781235800085