"The difference between etiquette and manners (the former is a set of behavior rules; the latter teaches one how to value another's self-esteem), and illuminates both."
"Flirting with a member of the opposite sex is fun, provided you do it so discreetly, you look like you're discussing the theory of evolution versus intelligent creation."
"Good manners require respect, bring happiness, and result in success in life."
"The best dinner parties are those without any ulterior motive. They're rare but wonderful."
"I think we should all salute Alinda Lewris and thank her for doing the impossible - getting a group of competing manners and etiquette luminaries together for her conferences. Corralling them to come to Washington DC for meetings was a sterling idea to begin with, but bringing it off with the panache and enthusiasm she did made it a golden event. Everyone had a good time passing on their knowledge to others. To me, that in itself was an example of wonderfully good manners in action!"
~ Letitia Baldrige