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George Washington's rules of civility.

 

Among them:

Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.

At Play and at Fire its Good manners to Give Place to the last Commer, and affect not to Speak Louder than Ordinary.

Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.

Show not yourself glad at the Misfortune of another though he were your enemy.

When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.

Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.

Use no Reproachful Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile.

Detract not from others neither be excessive in Commanding.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

 

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1 hour ago, laripu said:

George Washington's rules of civility.

 

Among them:

Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present.

At Play and at Fire its Good manners to Give Place to the last Commer, and affect not to Speak Louder than Ordinary.

Let your Countenance be pleasant but in Serious Matters Somewhat grave.

Show not yourself glad at the Misfortune of another though he were your enemy.

When you see a Crime punished, you may be inwardly Pleased; but always show Pity to the Suffering Offender.

Do not laugh too loud or too much at any Public Spectacle.

Use no Reproachful Language against any one neither Curse nor Revile.

Detract not from others neither be excessive in Commanding.

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.

 

 

It's important to note that those were not just Washington's rules of civility ... they were what children in schools were taught.  Not sure that's true as much today.

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