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He who observes etiquette but objects to lying is like someone who dresses fashionably but wears no vest.

Walter Benjamin (1892-1940) German philosopher.

A commercial society whose members are essentially ascetic and indifferent in social ritual has to be provided with blueprints and specifications for evoking the right tone for every occasion.

Marshall Mcluhan (1911-1980) Canadian communications theorist and educator.

Those who have mastered etiquette, who are entirely, impeccably right, would seem to arrive at a point of exquisite dullness.

Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) U.S. short-story writer and poet.