~ Don't always make yourself the hero of your own stories.Share
~Don't show a disposition to find fault or depreciate. Indiscriminate praise is nauseating; but, on the other hand, indiscriminate condemnation is irritating....
~Don't be sulky if you imagine yourself neglected. Think only of pleasing; and try to please. You will end by being pleased.
~Don't show repugnance even to a bore. A supreme test of politeness is submission to various social inflictions without a wince.
~Don't fail in proper attention to elderly people. Young persons are often scandalously neglectful of the aged, especially if they are deaf or otherwise afflicted. Nothing shows a better heart, or a nicer sense of true politeness, than kindly attention to those advanced in years.
~Don't wear out your welcome by too long a stay; on the other hand, don't break up the company by a premature departure. A little observation and good sense will enable you to detect the right time to say "Good-night."