Manners. More Important than laws?


“Manners are more important than laws.  Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend.  The law touches us but here and there, and now and then.  Manners are what vex or soothe, corrupt or purify, exalt or debase, barbarise or refine us, by a constant, steady, uniform insensible operation, like that of the air we breathe in.  They give their whole form and colour to our lives.  According to their quality, they aid morals, they supply them, or they totally destroy them.”  Edmund Burke

I couldn’t have said it better myself…



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